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Rethinking assessment and feedback: theory and practice

Title: Rethinking assessment and feedback: theory and practice
Date/time: Wednesday 9 Dec 2009. Session: 10am-4pm, (my own slot: 11:30 - 1pm).
Occasion: Quality Enhancement Conference
Place: Dalhousie lecture theatre 2, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
How to get there: It is 10 mins walk from Dundee railway station. Campus map

David Nicol,   University of Strathclyde
Steve Draper,   Department of Psychology

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Feedback is traditionally seen as a delivery process with teachers providing written comments on students' work (e.g. National Student Survey). A more sophisticated conceptualisation is that feedback derives from multiple sources (self, peers, tutors), is varied in form (written, oral, vicarious) and does not occur at a single point in time. New technologies have the power to support an enhanced feedback model where feedback is dialogical, shared, varied and ongoing. In this presentation principles of effective feedback will be proposed and examples of technology-supported practices outlined. The presentation will draw on the findings of the Re-engineering Assessment Practices (REAP) project, funded by the Scottish Funding Council under its e-Learning Transformation initiative (see and on strategic developments at Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. Participants will also have opportunities to think about how they might enhance their own assessment and feedback practices.

Organised by: Lorraine Walsh
To register for this FREE event contact Julie "apd AT"

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