ECM Faculty Focus
Teaching staff interested in assessment and feedback are encouraged to participate.
Dr Chris Rust is Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University, Deputy Director of two Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
He has contributed to the design and delivery of a national programme of staff development in higher education on the issue of teaching more students and has run numerous workshops around the country and internationally on a range of issues including teaching large classes, developing assessment strategies, and engaging students with assessment and feedback. Currently he is involved in research into improving student learning through active engagement with assessment feedback, and the significance of both explicit articulation and socialisation processes in improving students' understanding of assessment requirements and assessment feedback.
The importance of assessment, and especially feedback, and its effect on student learning, and students' approaches to learning , is widely acknowledged in the literature. But there is also clear evidence that our current assessment practices are generally not very good in this regard. This interactive workshop wil start by providing a theoretical model underpinning the importance of student engagement with assessment, and will then proceed to consider case study examples of how this model may be applied in practice. Participants will be encouraged throughout the workshop to consider the potential to modify their own assessment practice, and the possibility of adopting similar approaches in their courses.
Dr Rust is being brought to Australia by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC).
The details of the workshop are as follows:
Date: Monday 23 November 2009
Time:1:00 - 4:00pm
Venue: Michael Chaney Case Study Room, G.42, UWA Business School
Facilitator: Dr Chris Rust, Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Oxford Brookes University
For further information or to register please visit the website.