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First-year assessment

Leeds Metropolitan University (The Rose Bowl)
23 June 2009 09:15-16:15

The NTFS funded project “First-year assessment: Aligning perceptions and practice with purpose” led by Leeds Metropolitan University is running a conference “Designs on Assessment” on 23 June in Leeds.

The conference looks at aspects of first level assessment, the design of degree programmes and giving effective feedback to students.  The conference will be of interest to all higher education staff involved in designing or redesigning assessment for programmes or modules and will be of particular interest to programme teams looking to enhance their assessment practices.

The programme begins with an opening keynote by Professor Sally Brown, of Leeds Metropolitan University, who will discuss how to assess first-year students effectively right from the start.

Graham Gibbs, visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes University, will then raise some issues about the consequences of module-level assessment focus and offer some ideas for designing degree-level assessment, which module-level assessment is then designed to contribute to.

Phil Race, visiting Professor at Leeds Met, will look at putting feedback right and discuss ways to make feedback more effective for students and staff.

This conference presents an opportunity for anyone interested in assessment, learning and teaching to spend a day developing ideas to enable them to review, develop and reshape their thinking in this area.


Contact Name:
Karly Procter
Contact Telephone:
0113 81 29047
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