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Middlesex University winter conference on Formative Assessment

Middlesex University, Archway Campus N19 3UA
12 December 2008 09:30-15:30

There will be two keynote speakers who will also facilitate workshops during the day. Other workshops will be facilitated by Middlesex colleagues. 


  • Professor Margaret Price, Director Assessment Standards Knowledge Exchange, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Business School, Oxford Brookes University
  • Professor David Nicol, Deputy-Director of the Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement at the University of Strathclyde and Director of the REAP project.

Details of keynote lectures and guest workshops

Professor Margaret Price:
This keynote will consider how we should shape assessment in the future by recognising the complexity of assessment in higher education, the nature of assessment standards and the extent of student engagement with the assessment

Workshop: "Examining your feedback processes - engaging or disengaging?  This will draw on research to consider why students do or don't engage with their feedback.

Professor David Nichol:
Keynote: Enhancing feedback to students in mass higher education

In this presentation/workshop principles of effective feedback will be proposed and examples of technology-supported practices outlined.

Workshop: From Principles to practice: Improving feedback in the disciplines. This workshop will provide an opportunity for academic staff to think about how they might apply the assessment and feedback principles to improve their own practice.

There will also be five parallel workshops running:

  • Workshop 1: From principals to practice: improving feedback in thedisciplines: Professor David Nicols
  • Workshop 2: Exploring the use of Personal Response Systems: Judy Wilson and Paul Smith (CS)
  • Workshop 3: Supporting the Development of Competence in Numeracy Skills in Pre-Registration Nursing Programmes: Charmagne Barnes, Brian Anthony and Marion Taylor (HSSC)
  • Workshop 4: Examining your feedback processes - engaging or disengaging: Professor Margaret Price
  • Workshop 5: Three pedagogic innovations to improve learning on the BA Music and Arts Management Programme: Chris Dromey, Christiana Yiangou and Mario Anastasiades (A & E)

Contact Name:
Karen Ridout
Contact Telephone:
020 8411 5018
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