• Pre-Conference Workshop

    Assessment, Reflection and Feedback for Higher Education
    23rd & 24th April 2018 | Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur


“Are our students learning?” This is a question teachers tend to ponder upon, and to answer it, we draw upon different assessment methods. Assessment is an integral part of education. It allows teachers to determine whether their educational goals are met, to identify students’ needs and to report on learning outcomes. If assessment is done effectively, it can in fact provide feedback for student to evaluate themselves, reflect on their learning and improve upon it.

This two-day workshop will focus on the impact of assessment on student learning, and develop teachers’ knowledge and skills in using evidence-based approaches to assess and provide feedback in a highly interactive environment. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to share best practices and ideas. In addition, we will also discuss how generic competencies can be assessed (if they should be assessed at all), since universities and employers are placing more emphasis on these competencies.

The facilitator, Dr. Cecilia Chan, is the Head of Professional Development and an Associate Professor at the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Hong Kong. She is an expert in teaching and learning and assessment and will conduct highly interactive sessions for participants to engage in a fun, challenging and rewarding environment.

Key Takeaways

• To apply appropriate assessment approaches in an outcome-based learning environment
• To be aware of the rationale behind rubrics and grading descriptors
• To discuss how generic competencies can be assessed or not
• To discuss and demonstrate feasible constructive approaches of Feedback and Feedforward
• To practice and reflect what we preach
• To learn about scholarship of teaching and learning |
• To interact with participants from different backgrounds and learn from each other

Main Conference
25th April 2018





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