Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) Subject Centre Assessment for Learning Conference

The Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) Subject Centre Assessment for Learning Conference – keynotes and workshops announced

 

Assessment is central to the educational experience of students in higher education as it provides the opportunity and motivation for the majority of their learning. However, assessment and feedback is consistently rated as the least satisfactory element of their education by students responding to the NSS (National Student Survey). The GEES disciplines have a strong track record in providing diverse, active and relevant assessment, but there are still assessment challenges that need addressing. The GEES Subject Centre Assessment for Learning Conference aims to share good practice and provide delegates with the opportunities to learn from the experiences of leading academics in the field of assessment and consider how the assessment process can be further enhanced.

 

We have an exciting programme and are delighted to announce the following expert keynotes and workshops:

·         Professor Sally Brown, Pro Vice Chancellor, Assessment Learning and Teaching Leeds Metropolitan University

·         Professor Margaret Price, Director of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, ASKe (Assessment Standards Knowledge Exchange), Oxford Brookes University

·         Dr Anthony Mellor, AfL (Assessment  for Learning) CETL Associate , Geography & Environmental Management, Northumbria University.

·         Dr Derek France,  Senior Lecturer in Geography, University of Chester.

 

If you would like to contribute to the programme (presentations and/or posters), full details of the submission process, along with more details about the key themes of the conference and registration, can be found at http://www.gees.ac.uk/events/2009/assess09/assess09.htm.

 

Organiser:       GEES Subject Centre

Date:               22 June 2009 (9.30am – 4.30pm)

Location:         University of Manchester Conference Centre, Fallowfield Campus, Manchester

 



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