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.
Student engagement is recognised here as a multi-dimensional concept. When applied to assessment these might include, for instance, strategies which focus on developing approaches to assessment and feedback which harness and foster: students’ enthusiasm for and enjoyment of active involvement with subject content; learners’ active participation in evaluating and directing the processes of their own learning; and student participation in the governance and (co)construction of assessment.
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 principles underpin your specific model of student engagement in assessment and feedback? (This could include an examination of relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks informing your work)
- What is the relationship between student engagement in assessment and feedback practices and learning outcomes?
- How can we effectively measure learning gain through a focus on student engagement in assessment and feedback?
- How do we promote staff engagement in assessment and feedback practices?
- How do we develop inclusive assessment feedback practices?
- How does your discipline impact your student engagement in assessment approach(es)?
- How can the lessons learnt from student engagement within assessment within your discipline be translated and adapted for use in other disciplines?
- How can assessment design promote staff and student engagement in learning?
Presenters will be eligible to a discounted delegate rate of £180.
You can access the programme from the following URL: https://tinyurl.com/sympoassess3
- 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.
York Science Park,