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Questions for Roundtable:

  1. What is the role of assessment in developing professional learning and practice in graduates?
  2. How do we use assessment to guide learning and achieve better outcomes for students and teachers?

National Roundtable on Assessing Student Learning: Using Interdisciplinary Synergies to Develop Good Teaching and Assessment Practice


Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney, New South Wales

September 4th 2007

 

Aims of the Roundtable:

To illuminate discussion on a range of issues to do with assessment of learning within universities including:

  • facets of assessment policy and practice that need further development;
  • identification of interdisciplinary issues that could be researched and evaluated;
  • opportunities to work collaboratively across universities to cultivate existing knowledge and expertise and extend aspects of the projects.

Time

Session

9:30am

Welcome and housekeeping – Geraldine Lefoe

9:35am

Keynote: Great designs: What should assessment do?
Professor David Boud, Professor of Adult Education, University of Technology, Sydney.

Principles for Assessment Design

10:00am

Presentations

  1. Dr Greg Hannan Assessment of Honours Research Programs: Towards an Integrated Unified Approach?
  2. Dr Natalie Brown Supporting Assessment in the Professional Experience Context
  3. Dr Glenn Mitchell Graduate Qualities, Learning and Assessment: A False Dawn, Adding Value to the University Degree or the Re-Branding of Tertiary Education?
  4. Dr Noel Meyers Beyond Mapping: Embedding Graduate Attributes at a Faculty Level.
  5. Mr John Littrich Synthesizing Graduate Qualities within the LLB Curriculum: Assessment, Outcomes and the “Ethically Informed” Graduate.

11:00am

Morning Tea; Poster presentations

11:15am

Presentations

  1. Dr Heather Monkhouse Performance Assessment of Classical Woodwind Instruments in the Australian Tertiary Sector.
  2. Ms Jo Osborne Exploring Assessment Issues in ‘Common Learning Approaches’ Developed for the Faculty of Health Science.
  3. Mr Marcus O’Donnell Journalism Student as Reflective Practitioner.
  4. Dr Adrienne Huber Integrating Assessment in a Community of Practice.
  5. Dr Margaret Wallace Worry Less. Learn More.
  6. Dr Katina Michael An Integrated Curriculum Using Distributed Content.

12:30pm

Identification and synthesis of key challenges for assessment in Century 21 as identified in the presented projects.

1:00pm

Lunch; Poster presentations

1:30pm

Small group discussion of the challenges and questions arising out of the Keynote and project presentations.

3:00pm

Afternoon Tea

3:15pm

Sharing the outcomes; - Report back by each of the discussion groups.

4:00pm

Future directions.

4:45pm

Evaluation, Acknowledgements and close of roundtable.

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