Improving assessment in a comprehensive and sustainable way: infrastructure, strategy and staff learning

Bloxham, Susan (2018) Improving assessment in a comprehensive and sustainable way: infrastructure, strategy and staff learning. In: Teaching and Learning Annual Conference: Rethinking Assessment and Feedback, 16 January 2018, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

We now have a wealth of knowledge about more effective, engaging and fair assessment in higher education but much practice remains profoundly resistant to change. Despite significant national funding and local initiatives, the potential power of assessment to foster student learning, improve engagement and reduce non-completion rates is often wasted – and student satisfaction remains low. Most change initiatives have been at the level of individual academics in specific modules rather than at the more sustainable and influential level of the programme, department or institution. This talk will consider a framework for assessment change which recognises that many assessment interventions raise problematic and complex ideas made more difficult by the large and loosely-coupled nature of many Universities. It will use the themes of institutional infrastructure, assessment strategy and approaches to the professional learning of those involved with teaching and assessment to posit a range of practical interventions which, I hope, will stimulate conversation and ideas throughout the rest of the conference and beyond.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Departments: Initial Teacher Education (ITE)
Additional Information: Sue Bloxham is Emeritus Professor of Academic Practice at the University of Cumbria. She has published widely in the field including the best-selling Developing Effective Assessment in Higher Education (Open University Press) with Pete Boyd and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2007.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 14:49
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 20:23
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4733

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