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Pigs might fly? Changing the assessment narrative through TESTA

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Athlone Institute of Technology

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Pigs might fly? Changing the assessment narrative through Transforming the Experience of Students Through Assessment - TESTA’s programme approach

Presented by Tansy Jessop, Professor of Research Informed Teaching and TESTA Project Leader, Solent University

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This interactive seminar will provide a rationale for taking a programmatic approach to assessment as a way of challenging the dominance of assessment OF learning in favour of more assessment FOR learning. During the seminar participants will undertake a live mock audit of a programme, engage in a role play of a focus group about assessment and feedback, and complete a validated questionnaire about students’ assessment experience from the perspective of an imagined student. In tandem, participants will build up a picture of a real programme from making sense of three sets of data. Finally the seminar will look at change theories in education with participants having the opportunity to identify enabling factors and barriers to change. Drawing on Fullan and Scott (2009), Clancy (2018), Carless et al. (2017), Gibbs (2013), and TESTA change principles, the workshop will look systematic approaches to change, and different ways of scaling up. Participants will be introduced to a recently designed curriculum framework using Fink’s learning-oriented approach (Fink 2003) and the concept of ‘personal knowing’ (Polanyi 1958; 1966; Palmer 1983). The framework is designed to assist programme teams during programme design and review to take a broader view of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

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  • Participants will learn how to take a programmatic approach to understand and change patterns of assessment OF, FOR and AS learning.
  • Participants will gain an appreciation of student-centred approaches to designing assessment and feedback
  • Participants will be able to deploy TESTA research methods and change theories
  • Participants will know how to integrate learning-oriented assessment into curriculum design
  • Participants will gather a wide range of tactics for making feedback more dialogic and personal, and AFL more meaningful.
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