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Bringing Assessment & Feedback to Life for Today’s Students

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University of Lincoln

Brayford Wharf East

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Assessing students’ work, and providing them with feedback takes an ever-increasing proportion of the work of teaching staff in universities nowadays, but remains the most important side of our work. A problem is that we sometimes try to soldier-on using the tools of the last century, hence the need to innovate, and make assessment and feedback fit for purpose in the 21st century. Not least, we need to ensure that assessment and feedback are strongly linked to what students are intended to learn, how they go about their learning nowadays, and how we get them to evidence their learning for assessment purposes.

This interactive presentation will look critically at some of the flaws of traditional assessment practices, and point towards innovations which can bridge the gap between student learning and assessment practice, including developing students’ own skills to self-assess their work as they do it.

Phil Race lives in Newcastle, and though retired from full-time work, remains a Visiting Prof at Edge Hill and Plymouth Universities. He continues to publish widely on learning, teaching, feedback and assessment in higher education, and details of his work can be found on his website http://phil-race.co.uk. His passion is about ‘making learning happen’, in an approachable way, without recourse to jargon, acronyms or elitism. He is the author of the ‘ripples on a pond’ way of thinking about seven factors underpinning successful learning, based on asking over 200,000 people in many parts of the world six straightforward questions about how they learn, and most recently written up in: Race, P (2014) Making Learning Happen: 3rd edition, London: Sage, and Race, P 2015) The Lecturer’s Toolkit: 4th edition, London: Routledge.

His other passion is classical music, and he is an accomplished performer on the CD player and iPod, and given the chance will ramble on for hours about orchestral music – particularly Russian. He likes travelling by train (except when it is necessary to change at Newark Castle).

He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2007, and has been PFHEA since 2012, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Plymouth University in 2012.

This lecture will be held in DCB 1101, Main Lecture Theatre, David Chiddick Building

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