L&T Forum 2010, Semester 2
Assessment of/for/=/in Learning?
- showcased assessment practice from across UNSW
- explored identified assessment issues at UNSW
- offered an opportunity to discuss assessment best practice with UNSW colleagues across the faculties.
The keynote speaker was Emeritus Professor David Boud, University of Technology, Sydney. The title of his presentation was "The New Assessment Agenda: Equipping Students for the Continuing Challenges of Learning and Assessment".
As an ALTC Senior Fellow, David identified Seven Propositions for Assessment Reform in Higher Education.
- Full agenda
- Presentation slides
- Posters showcasing assessment practice from around UNSW
- Generic Assessment Rubric
- Assessment Toolkit
- Guides on Using Clickers; Leadership for Assessment; Questionmark Perception and more...
- Details of 2010 ALTC Citation Winners
Other aspects of the event included:
- Forum Welcome and Recognition of 2010 ALTC Citation Winners by Janet Chan, President of Academic Board
- Spotlight Presentations on Peer Assessment; Portfolio Assessment and Using Clickers.
- 25 Posters Showcasing Assessment Practice by UNSW colleagues
- Questionmark Perception (QMP) Video
Experiential Learning @ Law UNSW, with Fran Gibson, newly-appointed Director of Experiential Learning.
15 Sept, 1-3pm, Staff Common Room. Contact: Jill Cowley firstname.lastname@example.org.
FASS Assessment Forum, including sessions on plagiarism; self and peer assessment; wikis; and the EMPA Assessment Project.
14 Sept, 12.30-4.30pm, Room 119 John Goodsell Building. Contact: Anne Aylmer email@example.com.
ASB Learning and Teaching Lunch Forum: What is Assessment Anyway?
15 Sept, 12 - 2pm, ASB Lounge, Level 6 West Wing, ASB Building. Contact: Colina Mason firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP to Nora Yim by 10 Sept.
FBE Action Research Grant Presentations: Cross Disciplinary Practice. Presentations on healthy built environments; studio-based teaching and learning; and the value of service learning.
15 Sept, 12 - 2pm, G001, Red Centre. Contact: Lisa Zamberlan email@example.com.
I Know It When I See It: Assessment Seminar 2010: Tacit Assumptions about Innovation & Creativity for Engineering, Fine Art, Design and other interested academics
16 Sept, 3.30 - 5.30pm, Design@ Eng- Flexible learning space, Level 5 Building J17. Contact: Robyn Tudor firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Russell email@example.com.
Assessing students - Why, What For and How? Medicine.
15 Sept, 10.30am - 12.30pm, Scenario group rooms 6&7, Level 1 Mathews Building. Contact: Rachel Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty of Science 'Master Teach' Session
26 Oct 12 - 2pm, Room LG03, Wallace Wurth Building
The Faculty of Science is inviting pairs of academic staff to collaborate, taking a cutting-edge research topic and devising a teaching module that will showcase that research in a way that will engage students (a Powerpoint lecture may not be the best option!). They will devise an activity (including approaches to teaching, learning and assessment) and then showcase it. The Dean has agreed to be one of the staff members engaged in this activity.
Plus: presentations from the recipients of Faculty L&T funds to showcase innovative teaching strategies. These presentations will provide many new ideas that you could incorporate into your teaching.
Contact: Louise Lutze-Mann (email@example.com)