SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference 2016

Innovations in Assessment and Feedback Practice

12 May 2016 - 13 May 2016

Location: The Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh

Day One

09.15 - 09.45 Registration and tea & coffee - THE CARLTON SUITE

09.45 - 10.00 Welcome and Introductions - THE HIGHLAND

10.00 - 11.00 Opening Keynote Address - 'Assessment and Feedback - why do we bother?' - THE HIGHLAND

Professor Ian Pirie, Assistant Principal Learning and Development, The University of Edinburgh

11.00 - 11.30 Break - THE CARLTON SUITE

11.00 - 11.30 New to SEDA? Come and find out more Pam Parker and Yaz El Hakim (SEDA Co-Chairs) - BLACKFORD

11.30 - 12.15 Parallel Session 1

  1. But how do I know what you really want us to do?: using exemplars to develop assessment literacy and competence using readily-accessible exemplars Sally Brown, Kay Sambell - CRAIGLOCKHART
  2. Using the UK Quality Code as a stimulus for innovative approaches to Assessment and Feedback  Tim Burton, Natalja Sokorevica - ARTHUR'S SEAT
  3. SEDA PDF What, Why, How and Who?: Supporting CPD in HE and beyond  Jenny Eland AND Scottish Higher Educational Developers: Collaboration and Community  Fiona Smart - BLACKFORD
  4. Student participation in feedback planning: exploring a methodology to involve students in decision-making, drawing on emotional impacts of the feedback process  Juliet Eve, Fiona Handley - THE HIGHLAND
  5. "You made me fail my students!": tensions in implementing new assessment procedures  Rachel Forsyth, Rod Cullen - CORSTOPHINE

12.20 - 13.05 Parallel Session 2

  1. Whatever happened to Programme-Focussed Assessment? Ruth WhitfieldPeter Hartley - CRAIGLOCKHART
  2. Students setting summative assessments: inspirational, feasible learning engagement or a terrifying step too far?  Deena Ingham - THE HIGHLAND
  3. A Marking App: from student enegagement to feedback and grading  Victoria Jack, Tom Smith - BLACKFORD
  4. Speaking the same langauage: creating a language - aware feedback culture Gillian Lazar, Agi Ryder - ARTHUR'S SEAT
  5. The 'how to' of the 7 principles of good feedback practice Kelly Mcateer, Ruth Bavin - CORSTOPHINE

13.10 - 14.10 Lunch - BRIDGE RESTAURANT

14.10 - 15.40 Parallel Session 3

  1. Walkshop: creative thinking and peer perspectives on assessment and feedback practice  Fiona Campbell, Fiona Smart CORSTOPHINE
  2. Inclusive Assessment: How a research project has supported the enhancement of assessment design across an institution  Pollyanna Magne, Jane Collings CRAIGLOCKHART
  3. Linking skills, feedback and assessment to develop student agency and achievement  Laura Ritchie AND How does student attainment influence feedback?  Linda Robson - THE HIGHLAND

15.40 - 16.00 Break

16.00 - 16.45 Parallel Session 4

  1. Making our Mark at Anglia Ruskin University: Evaluating the impact of an institutional initiative on transforming assessment  Erica Morris, Sharon Waller CORSTOPHINE
  2. The Development of Assertion Reason Questions (ARQ) for the Assessment of Level 7 Graduate Entry Nurses  Devi Nannen, Mike Parker - BLACKFORD
  3. Examination Feedback: Assessing the Outcomes  Louise Naylor - ARTHUR'S SEAT
  4. Y1Feedback: Technology Enhanced Feedback Approaches for First Year  Lisa O'Regan, Morag Munro, Moira Maguire, Nuala Harding, Mark Brown, Geraldine McDermott, Gerry Gallagher, David Cranny, Conor McKevitt, Seamus Ryan - CRAIGLOCKHART
  5. Has the feedback sandwich gone stale? Optimising the quality of feedback through the feedback profiling tool  Monika Pazio, Alice LauTHE HIGHLAND
17.00 - 17.45 Networking
Getting Published with SEDA James Wisdom (Chair, SEDA Educational Developments Magazine Editorial Committee) - CRAIGLOCKHART

SEDA Fellowship Pam Parker and Yaz El Hakim (SEDA Co-Chairs) - ARTHUR'S SEAT


19.15 Drinks Reception - THE CARLTON SUITE

20.00 Dinner  - THE HIGHLAND

Day Two

09.15 - 09.30 Welcome to day 2 - THE HIGHLAND

09.30 - 10.25 Keynote Address - The feedback conundrum:finding the resource for effective engagement  - THE HIGHLAND

Professor Margaret Price, Director of ASKe Pedagogy Research Centre, Oxford Brookes University

10.25 - 10.45 Break - THE CARLTON SUITE

10.45 - 11.30 Parallel Session 5

  1. An evaluation of summative assessment feedback forms: students as co-creators of knowledge  Jane Rand - THE HIGHLAND
  2. Introducing the Digital Dissertation  Fiona Smart, Laurence Patterson - CRAIGLOCKHART
  3. Taking the SWIF approach:Using Student Written Instructor Facilitated Cases for Assessment and Authentic Learning  Dianne Thurab-Nkhosi - ARTHUR'S SEAT
  4. The Focus On: Assessment and Feedback Project - Supporting the Scottish HE sector to enhance partnership,policy and practice Ailsa Crum, Heather Gibson, Debra Macfarlane, Amanda Park - CORSTOPHINE
11.35 - 12.20 Parallel Session 6

  1. Enhancing assessment and feedback: Using TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Student through Assessment) as a catalyst for change  Elizabeth Adamson, Brian Webster-Henderson, Anna Bak-Klimek - THE HIGHLAND
  2. "You can't write a load of rubbish": Why blogging works as formative assessment  Amy Barlow, Tansy Jessop - CRAIGLOCKHART
  3. Joining The Dots: Making Sense of Assessment At Programme Level  Hardeep Kaur Basra - CORSTOPHINE
  4. Testing TESTA success at Dundee? Does TESTA Pass the TEST? One University's Perspective T Lynn Boyle, Neil Taylor - ARTHUR'S SEAT

12.25 - 13.20 Lunch

13.25 - 14.15 Parallel Session 7

  1. Marking time: Using rubrics for self-assessment and marking  Shona Robertson AND Self-assessment in Massive Open Online Courses  Ourania Ventista CRAIGLOCKHART
  2. Engaging Students in Peer Assessment  Lindy-Ann Blaize Alfred, Hilaire Graham, Catherine Ogilvie AND Marking and providing feedback face to face: staff and student perspectives  Charlotte Chalmers - THE HIGHLAND
  3. Changing practice: Can quality assurance processes really drive quality enhancement?  Judy Cohen, Alison Dean AND EDPAL Project - Investigating Educational Developers' Perceptions of Assessment Literacy  John Dermo - BLACKFORD
  4. Experiences of using a peer marking system for formative assignment grading  Sundari Joseph, Audrey Stephen AND Assessment and feedback for group and individual wikis developed by academic staff on a professional development course  Carol Newbold, Farzana Khandia - ARTHUR'S SEAT
  5. Working with students' positive experiences of assessment and feedback to improve academic practice  Jacqueline Potter AND Updating a Taxonomy of Assessment Domains for staff and students: modernising it to enhance academic practice and student learning  Susan Smith - CORSTOPHINE
14.20 - 15.20 Closing Keynote - Changing the culture of assessment and feedback through TESTA THE HIGHLAND

Professor Tansy Jessop, Professor of Research Informed Teaching, Southampton Solent University

15.20 - 15.30 Summing up and close THE HIGHLAND

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