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Teaching & Learning Lab


15 maart 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Teaching and Learning Lab, Buys Ballot Building 3.19/3.22

Workshop: Using good assessment and feedback practices

Workshop: Using good assessment and feedback practices to enhance student engagement and achievement

Sally Brown, Chair of the Association of National Teaching Fellows
Emerita Professor, Leeds Beckett University
Visiting Professor at University of Plymouth, Liverpool John Moores University and University of South Wales

Sally Brown enjoys life as an Independent Consultant and Emerita Professor at Leeds Beckett University where she was, until July 2010, Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic). She is also Visiting Professor at the Universities of Plymouth, South Wales and Liverpool John Moores. In holds an Honorary Doctorate from Plymouth University and an Honorary D Litt from Kingston University.

She is chair of the Association of National Teaching Fellows, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is a Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Senior Fellow and a UK National Teaching Fellow see http://sally‐brown.net/

Effective and fit‐for‐purpose assessment can make a significant difference to the extent which students engage with programmes and are therefore likely to main committed to them. Conversely, poor assessment practice can be the trigger that causes wavering students to decide that it is time to leave. In this workshop, we will explore the five key factors that need to be taken into account when designing effective assessment which fosters student engagement and learning: purpose (why?), ‘focus (what?) methodologies & approaches (how?), agency (who?) and timing (when?).

By the end of the workshop, participants will have had opportunities to

  • consider how a concerted and holistic approach to assessment can help to constructively align assessment tasks to learning outcomes and programme delivery;
  • students value the process rather than just focusing on the resultant marks;
  • identify some actions that could be taken to enhance assessment practice.


For this workshop only a limited amount of places is available. Please register by sending an email to science.owi.pharm@uu.nl.