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Credit based curricula: choices and challenges

University of Westminster, London
18 June 2009 00:00 - 19 June 2009 00:00

Following on from last year’s theme of the mainstreaming of academic credit, the focus of the Conference is “Credit based Curricula: Choices and Challenges”.

Keynote speakers

John Craven, University Alliance

Alan Palmer, HEFCE Policy Adviser                                               
In addition to input from the keynote speakers providing a specialist  perspective on important current issues such as credit-based funding for HE, there will be the opportunity to engage in informal debate on both policy and practice. Workshops confirmed will include:

  • Chris Rust and Berry O’Donovan from Oxford Brookes, who will discuss strategies for improving credit based assessment systems and practice
  • Tony Turjansky from Edge Hill University will outline the considerations of level, learning outcomes and volume of learning in the design of a module-based curriculum
  • Frank Lyons from the University of Portsmouth who will lead a session on offering quality assured APEL
  • Annie Watts and Jane Campbell-Baigrie from the University of Plymouth will provide an insight into their innovative approach to AP(EL) within the Faculty of Health & Social Work
  • European credit and qualifications issues update (leader tbc)

They will also hold a consultation and feedback session on SEEC’s revised (2009 version) Credit Level Descriptors. They welcome additional offers of workshops and papers relevant to the conference theme. 

Contact Name:
Alison Street
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