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Taking the 'Ass' out of Assessment

Leeds Metropolitan University
16 June 2010 10:00-15:45
This one-day conference is organised as part of the NTFS funded First Level Assessment Project (FLAP).


Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Mark Schofield - Taking the 'Ass' out of Assessment: Getting rid of the donkey work.
  • Professor Mantz Yorke - Pass Notes: Helping students to be successful in assessments.

The conference looks at aspects of transition into higher education and how assessment and feedback can be used to enhance learning and to help students achieve the required standards.
The programme begins with Professor Mark Schofield, of Edge Hill University, who will raise issues, provoke discussion and seek/share solutions related to our experiences of assessment 'that works.'

A second keynote by Professor Mantz Yorke, Visiting Professor at Lancaster University, will look at the academic aspects of the 'transition challenge' including the language of assessment, expectations and understanding feedback.

Conference workshops will include case studies on a variety of topics including the use of technology to support transition and e-portfolios.

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
Contact Email:

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