Assessment for Learning

Lively debate in the FLIE Generic Assessment Criteria Workshop

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This week a FLIE Educational Enhancement workshop, led by Anne Quinney, focussed on using the generic assessment criteria. John Moran, Learning Technologist, contributed to the session and encouraged people to use the electronic rubric and to use the QuickMarks facility. The session covered how to use the Generic Assessment Criteria; where they are located in… Read more »

Assessment for Learning: Education Excellence workshop

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FLIE’s Principal Lecturer Anne Quinney delivered an Education Excellence workshop on Assessment for Learning. The workshop focussed on the 6 dimensions of Sambell’s model (below) and provided opportunities to discover how to use these in unit design and in designing assessment. Sambell’s model underpins the BU Assessment Design policy (6c) and the BU Generic Assessment… Read more »

Brass bands and ballrooms: what can we learn about assessment and feedback from Strictly Come Dancing?

A very long time ago, in the early 1970s, I competed at national level, even dancing in the finals at the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom, and can share some insights from my ‘lived experience’ of dance competitions. There happened to be a ballroom dancing school in the village I grew up in, famous for its… Read more »

Updated Generic Assessment Criteria approved

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An updated version of the Generic Assessment Criteria (GAC) has been approved by Senate, effective from the start of the next academic year (2021-2). This was an opportunity to refresh the Generic Assessment Criteria (ARPP 6f ), 5 years since it was last extensively updated,  in order to more closely align with recent Quality Assurance… Read more »

Are you looking for ideas or advice for planning assessments?

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Some new resources have been added to the Assessment & Feedback Toolkit that you may find helpful when planning assessments for the next academic year. The University of Leeds has published a compendium of assessment types which includes student perspectives. https://teachingexcellence.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/89/2018/10/PUGHcompendiumcomplete.pdf JISC has recently published a report on the future of assessment – setting out… Read more »

CELebrate 2017: A pedagogical approach to fostering assessment for learning and student engagement through the use of smartphones

A pedagogical approach to fostering assessment for learning and student engagement through the use of smartphones: a practitioner experience. Abstract: Different types of assessment abound in existing literature. The focus of the presentation however was on Assessment for Learning which is formative in nature and can be strategised in different ways to enhance the student learning experience…. Read more »