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Assessment and Feedback

Special Interest Groups – What’s on

ILIaD Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together staff to share good practice, learn from one another and collaborate, or to look in more depth at a specific area of Education excellence or innovation. In support of the Education Enhancement Theme, last year saw the establishment of a number of new Technology Enhanced Learning  SIGS which are now going from strength to strength. Continue reading →

The Faculty Approach to Transformative Assessment (FATA) project

  The Faculty of Engineering and the Environment is committed to increasing the formative work undertaken by students, improving the usefulness and speed of feedback on progress, identifying early individuals failing to make adequate academic progress in order to try to rectify the situation within year and at the same time, reducing the assessment load for academic staff and the administrative load on the Faculty Student Office. Continue reading →

Students interview Vice-Chancellor about Researching Assessment Practices (RAP) group

On 26th October, students interviewed Professor Sir Christopher Snowden about the Researching Assessment Practices (RAP) Group, a cross-disciplinary initiative open to all colleagues across the University wishing to develop their assessment and feedback practice using a research-informed approach.  The initiative is led by Professor Carol Evans. https://youtu.be/IzdxbCw7HJ8 Students are encouraged to join the RAP group as student RAP representatives and contribute to this important work. Continue reading →

Special Interest Groups – What’s on

ILIaD Special Interest Groups (SIGs) bring together staff to share good practice, learn from one another and collaborate, or to look in more depth at a specific area of Education excellence or innovation. In support of the Education Enhancement Theme, last year saw the establishment of a number of new Technology Enhanced Learning  SIGS which are now going from strength to strength. Continue reading →

Review: High Impact Pedagogies Conference

On the 7th September, the University welcomed representatives from over 50 Higher Education Institutions to discuss the findings of the Higher Education Academy funded research:  "Engaged student learning: high impact strategies to enhance student learning" by Professor Carol Evans, Professor Daniel Muijs and Dr Michael Tomlinson and to look at opportunities to take this work further. Continue reading →

Building our Researching Assessment Practices (RAP) community

By Professor Carol Evans The first RAP Discipline REPs meetings of the year took place in September with another one being planned for October/ November for those unable to attend the initial meeting.  We now have 87 Discipline RAP Representatives.  Discipline representatives will play a key role in taking the assessment feedback strategy forward working closely with Associate Deans, students and colleagues. My thanks to everyone who is working on this initiative. Continue reading →