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DLTE Events 2019/20​

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ARISE LECTURE: Advancing Authentic Assessment Practice

Dr Lydia Arnold, Educational Developer and Principal Lecturer, Harper Adams University, Shropshire

Wednesday 27 November 2019
12noon-1pm, Merchiston Lecture Theatre B2

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Why would I want to use authentic assessment? And, how might I achieve this?

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This talk aims to prompt reflection on these key practice-based questions. To set the scene Dr Arnold will first discuss the definition of authentic assessment, showing how the concept has multiple dimensions and how it may sometimes suffer from oversimplification. There will be an honest evaluation of the benefits and challenges of this type of assessment from the perspective of both staff and students, and some real examples of authentic assessment in use will be shared. These range from small scale, formative, easily implementable ideas, through to approaches which have been pedagogically transformational. Finally, there will be discussion on the conditions and support approaches (for example, use of exemplars, programme level curriculum design) that can help to enable successful and sustainable authentic assessment approaches.

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DLTE SEMINAR: Getting Started with Pedagogic Action Research

Dr Lydia Arnold, Educational Developer and Principal Lecturer, Harper Adams University, Shropshire

Wednesday 27 November 2019
3-4pm, Craiglockhart Room 1/09

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Pedagogic Action Research (PedAR) is a powerful research approach with the potential to change practice, knowledge, values and relationships. It can help address practice-based questions from "how can I make my assessment more authentic?", and "how can I get my students to read?",  through to "how can we develop cross-university student partnerships?".

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This workshop will support participants to get started with their own action research projects. It will clarify what PedAR is, and what it is not. It will set out the steps involved in conducting PedAR and share some real examples of projects undertaken by colleagues in different institutions. Participants will reflect on whether PedAR could be adopted as a way of addressing some of their own pressing issues in practice. Using a planning template, we will each consider the steps of our own potential projects. There will be space for questions and open discussion as we consider the practical and conceptual challenges of PedAR​.

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