Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Origins of University Assessment

Stephen DarwinStephen Darwin, Academic Developer, ANU College of Law, will speak on "Hunting the origins of assessment", at the Australian National University in Canberra, 12.30 pm, 11 November 2010:

Hunting the origins of assessment: what shapes it (and is shaped by it).

A forum led by Stephen Darwin, Academic Developer, ANU College of Law

Facilitated by Luara Ferracioli and Ryan Bellevue

WHEN: 12.30 - 1.30pm, Thursday, 11 November 2010. Light lunch provided, starts 12.00.
Map and Directions to Research Student Development CentreWHERE: Seminar Room, Building 10T, Ellery Crescent


The origins of our assessment approaches are often unexplored and can even - on closer examination - prove to be quite mysterious. Yet understanding what has shaped the way we approach the design of assessment process and practice is essential to critically reflecting on the work assessment does for us in evaluating student learning.

In this forum, we will consider the range of influences that conventionally shape (and constrain) assessment design - such as powerful subject histories, influential discipline norms and the personal assessment experiences of academics. Based on our own practice in
course design and teaching we will debate the effect that assessment may have on shaping student approaches to learning, and consider whether, and how, different approaches to assessment design can be used to enhance students' learning experience.

RSVP (for lunch numbers): Peter Trebilco

Forum organisers: Ryan Bellevue, Guy Emerson, Luara Ferracioli, Jane Sisley, Lorna Tilley, Peter Trebilco.

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