Assessment and Feedback

MA Education Practice Pedagogic courses

Welcome to Autumn and new courses for you! CEL are delighted to announce our new MA Education Practice with a variety of entry and exit points. We are offering four short courses/accredited units for BU staff across the academic year. Colleagues can develop their skills and understanding in areas important to the success of BU2018…. Read more »

Teaching and Learning Fellowship helps disseminate best practice in the classroom

During 2016-2017 academic year, I was fortunate enough to be awarded a BU Teaching and Learning Fellowship via the Centre for Excellence in Learning for the work I was doing around social and mobile journalism on my first-year unit, Features and Online 1 on BA Multi-Media Journalism. In that class, I worked with our fabulous… Read more »

CELebrate 2017: Exploring and utilising students’ perspectives on feedback: a mixed method, longitudinal approach

At the recently held CELebrate 2017 conference, Dr. Peter Hills, Kara Peterson, Simon Croker and Dr. Rachel Manning gave a presentation about psychology undergraduate students’ perspectives on assessment feedback. Participants came from all three undergraduate years and spanned a range of academic profiles. The research was longitudinal, from January 2013 to April 2014. A mixed method approach was… Read more »

“Am I ready to receive feedback?”

Receiving feedback is an emotive process for students. Guiding them to consider their emotional readiness to assimilate comments may improve the feedback/ feedforward process. To add to research on delivering effective feedback, The Developing Engagement with Feedback Toolkit considered how students’ RECEIVE feedback. The research confirmed a common lament that students do not engage with… Read more »

Special Edition on Transforming Assessment in Higher Education *Call for Expressions of Interest*

Higher Education Pedagogies (HEP) www.tandfonline.com/rhep The aim of this issue is to bring together cutting edge examples of effective efforts at sustainable and manageable assessment change at programme, school/faculty/college and/or institutional-level with regards to assessment and feedback. We are particularly interested on work around assessment literacy; the use of technology to support assessment practices; and… Read more »

Assessment and Feedback – colleagues please can you assist Naomis’ SRHE project? 10 mins only!

Apologies for cross-posting, but please can any colleagues interested in Assessment and Feedback complete this short survey? ====== Assessment and feedback are one of the most important tasks we undertake as academics, yet also one of the most time-consuming. Through a project funded by the Society for Research into Higher Education, I am aiming to… Read more »

Guides to Using the new Generic Assessment Criteria

A set of guides for academic staff and for students, including a video, have been developed to make using the rubrics developed from the new Generic Assessment Criteria easy to use and to understand. They are available in the TEL toolkit and show how to load the rubric into Turnitin ready for marking,  if it… Read more »

Peer Facilitated Learning: An evaluation of the student and academic experience of participating in reciprocal sharing of knowledge

Dr Susan Way and her team recently completed a project supported by the CEL Fusion Investment Fund. The aim of the project was to evaluate the experience of Peer Facilitated Learning (PFL) delivered through group presentations and engagement in discussion by second year student midwives. Understanding from academics regarding the assessment process and assisting in the… Read more »