Sydney Teaching Colloquium
IS OUR ASSESSMENT UP TO STANDARD?
Monday 29 - Tuesday 30 September
MacLaurin Hall & Main Quadrangle
It is now well understood that assessment in universities performs at least three functions: to develop student learning, to measure student achievement, and to inform university teachers’ judgments about the quality of teaching and curriculum. While these purposes often sit uneasily next to each other, it is clear that the contemporary focus on standards is putting assessment tasks, practices and processes under the spotlight. What are the assessment standards we need to pay attention to, where have they come from, and how helpful are they to both academics and students?
The fourth Sydney Teaching Colloquium considers how assessment standards can be harnessed for learning. Hosted by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Pip Pattison, it addresses the practical and future challenges of assessment, and asks whether our approaches at unit, program, course and university levels are at a standard that supports students to develop as engaged enquirers.
We are also pleased to introduce the six inaugural Student Colloquium Ambassadors. These students will be working with us as engaged enquiry researchers over the next two months to develop an exciting program of activity. The Ambassadors will play a key role in evaluating this year’s Colloquium.
The Organising Committee would like to thank all those members of the university community who have made submissions to take part.
We look forward to seeing you at the Colloquium!
Keep in touch!
You can help us publicise the STC by following along on twitter @SydTeachColloq and #sydteach14, or you can distribute or download the e-poster and share it with colleagues in your Departments and Schools.
The Sydney Teaching Colloquium is also proudly supporting three learning and teaching conferences organised by University of Sydney staff in faculties:
- ClinTeach 2014: The Experience of Assessment: a conference for clinical educators across health on Sunday 28 Sept, Sydney Law School.
- The Australian Conference on Science and Maths Education (20th UniServe Science Conference), focused on Student engagement: from the classroom to the workplace on Monday 29 Sept-1st October.
- Symposium on Higher Degree research student writing on Friday 3 October.
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