Strategies for better learning
Improving assessment workshop
Monday, April 29th, 1-5pm
TO REGISTER PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW:
1.00pm – 1.15pm Registration
1.15pm - 1.30pm Introduction to the workshop
Professor Darrell Evans, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), Monash
Dr Phill Dawson, Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching), Monash
1.30pm – 2.00pm What is the potential for assessment?
Professor David Boud, University of Technology, Sydney
2.00pm – 2.30pm Introduction to assessment design
Associate Professor Gordon Joughin, University of Queensland
2.30pm – 3.30pm Barriers to assessment
Roundtable discussions facilitated by the project team from the Office for Learning and Teaching funded ‘Assessment Decisions’ project.
3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon tea
4.00pm – 5.00pm Practical strategies for improving assessment in a blended learning model
Associate Professor Sue Bennett, University of Wollongong
5.00pm Workshop Finish
5.00pm - 6.30pm Book Launch
Following the workshop, Professor Adam Shoemaker will be launching a new title on assessment:
Boud, D and Molloy, E (eds) (2013). Effective Feedback in Higher and Professional Education. Routledge. London.
Drinks and light snacks will be served. All welcome.
Assessment Decisions Project
University teachers have access to a variety of evidence and ideas to support good assessment design, yet these are not always translated into assessment practice ‘at the coalface’.
The Office for Learning and Teaching funded 'Assesment Decisions' project team will examine this gap between ideal assessment and actual assessment by exploring the contextual influences on assessment design in Australian universities and the decisions about assessment that university teachers regularly face.
If you’d like to provide feedback on the project, hear about project activities or receive advice on improving assessment design in practice, please contact us.