As part of the HEA’s Transforming Assessment in Higher Education symposia series, this one-day symposium aims to bring together cutting-edge examples of effective practice in Assessment literacy.
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Assessment literacy, as it is considered in this symposium, encompasses an appreciation of the relationship between assessment and learning; a conceptual (and theoretical) understanding of assessment; understanding of the nature and meaning of assessment criteria and standards; skills in self- and peer-assessment; familiarity with new and established assessment techniques; and the ability to select and apply appropriate approaches to assessment tasks; an understanding of attribution and plagiarism (Price et al. 2012).
The aims of this symposium are:
- to provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice-based programmes and initiatives in these priority areas; and
- to begin to craft a principled, and evidence-informed, approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change(s) with regards to transforming assessment in higher education.
Submissions could relate to one or more of the following questions:
- What is the relationship between assessment literacy and learning?
- Is assessment literacy cross-disciplinary, or do students need to develop different, and possibly conflictual, disciplinary literacies?
- How does assessment literacy relate to the epistemic assumptions held by students and staff and thereby their perspectives on the nature of knowledge and knowing?
- How is assessment literacy best developed?
Presenters will be eligible to a discounted delegate rate of £180.
Submissions should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission of abstracts 10 February 2017.
- development of an appreciation of robust quality assessment practices;
- enhanced understanding of how the student learning experience can be enhanced through engagement with structured efforts at change in relation to assessment and feedback;
- development of an extended programmatic view of assessment and feedback;
- practical ideas and resources for thinking differently about assessment strategy and practice.
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Who should attend?
The symposia series is intended for anyone – managers and leaders, academic and support staff – with an interest in and/or responsibility for assessment in higher education at all levels. It will be a useful forum to encourage the exchange and dissemination of different ways of thinking about assessment change.
The symposium will feature a keynote presentation, followed by themed sessions showcasing case studies from the sector.
Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from leading practitioners in the sector, debate priority issues and learn from cutting-edge initiatives in assessment and feedback.
Who is delivering the symposium?
The symposium will be facilitated by Dr. Sam Elkington, HEA Academic Lead for Assessment and Feedback, in partnership with experienced HEA Associates.
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