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Creativity, specific learning difficulties and assessment

Date posted: 18/06/2010

Staff at Newcastle University are conducting research which aims to offer insight into the potential and problems posed by large pieces of written assessment for students with specific learning difficulties - concentrating particularly on practice-based disciplines but also looking more broadly into traditional academic disciplines or those with multiple learning environments. Through this they would like to discover whether alternative modes of assessment are necessary, and, if so, to consider what those might be, drawing on best practice within their institution and nationally.

If you are involved in teaching a module with an extended form of assessment (30+ credits, 5000+ words or equivalent including composition, performance and studio-based modules), they would be grateful if you could complete the short questionnaire you can find here: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/form.php?id=1179

If you have any questions about the research, please e-mail: altassess@ncl.ac.uk