Gordon gave a brilliant closing keynote on 27th June at the 4th HE Assessment Conference in Birmingham. He wrote this booklet for Leeds Met University a little while ago, and this is now freely available on a Creative Commons licence. I am delighted that Gordon has just allowed me to make this file available here on this website Gordon Joughin (384 downloads) . I refer to his work in many of my workshops.
Here are the main slides I used with you in our workshop this morning
Smarter Lectures (165 downloads)
. Thanks for all your questions and arguments. Due, however, to the number of these, there were things I would have liked to have shared with you, but for which there was no time left. I have therefore added a few slides towards the end of the file, which should be self-sufficient. Also, there are some references in the last three slides which might be useful for those who want to catch up with some of the background to the ideas we shared.
Sadly, Birmingham New Street Station on way back as bad as ever. Web said Platform 12a. Train came in late at platform 9a. Ah well.
Sally and I have had a great day at the Cumbria Conference in Birmingham. Great keynote from Margaret Price, and very interesting session from Kerry Shephard from New Zealand – thanks.
With Liz McDowell, we gave a short session on M-level Assessment. Here are the slides we used collectively Cumbria presentation (148 downloads) . These slides, and also the assessment tool which was described at the session are available on Sally’s website.
I’ve often said ‘essays are an unsafe assessment device’. Thanks, Calum Delaney, at whose session I found out a lot more WHY essays are not safe.
It is a great pleasure to be back in Cork IT again, and in such lovely weather. Here are the slides grouped together for the three workshops I ran on 6th June on assessment and feedback
Cork Workshops 6th June (178 downloads)
. You can find the other slides (the exam) on the ‘archived downloads’ page. You were a great group to work with – thanks for all your encouragement (and for pointing out the typos in two of my slides).
From CIT National Maritime College of Ireland: here are the main slides I used in our masterclass on 7th June Masterclass (166 downloads) . I tried to do ‘other’ things, so I didn’t repeat myself much over the two days. As you said yourselves, you had to be there to experience the tales, anecdotes and explanations around the slides. The slides themselves only have real meaning for those who were there.
Task: some of you were there on one or both days. Your task is to talk those who weren’t at whichever day through the slides they didn’t see, remembering the points I made. You know it will do you (and them) good. Again, you were a great group to work with, and I hope to be asked back next year with enough time to really explore your wonderful facilities at the College.
Many thanks to Marese Bermingham who made all this happen.
I’m off on holiday for a week and a bit with Sally in France on Monday. I hope the weather is as good as it was in Cork.
Some time ago while working part-time at Leeds Met, I wrote a booklet for new lecturers in higher education called ‘In at the Deep End’. At the time, Leeds Met licensed this booklet for others to adapt for their own institutions. The booklet was also translated into Arabic. I am now able to put this translation here on my website, for anyone to download, adapt and use. I hope this will be really useful in Arabic-speaking countries. Please give me feedback about whether this is useful or not. In at the deep end: Arabic translation (422 downloads)
Here also, for anyone who would like it, is the Leeds Met version in English, under creative commons licence In at the Deep End: English version (1545 downloads)
Sally is working in Spain (in Spanish quite a lot) this week, and I’m carrying the bags. However, I did join in a little. Here is the paper on self-and peer-assessment Sally referred to, and some slides I didn’t show in Segovia (my data stick didn’t like the computer), and also from Cartagena two years ago, the longer story in Spanish of the seven factors underpinning successful learning which I mentioned both in Valladolid and Segovia. Tourism tomorrow, then home to Newcastle on Sunday. Espagnol 'Making Learning Happen' (215 downloads) , self and peer assessment (209 downloads) , segovia (198 downloads) .
Here are the main slides I used Guest Lecture (345 downloads) . You were a great audience, thanks. Regarding handout materials, there’s lots for you to download from various bits of my website, not least the main downloads page, there you can get chunky compendia on lectures, assessment and feedback.
Here are the main slides I used in my keynote UWE (393 downloads) , and the feedback grids you can use as a starting point and adapt grids (357 downloads) . You were a great group to work with, and I very much enjoyed your four presentations, and Mark Huxham’s. I particularly warmed to Rachel’s reminding us how scary assessing students’ work was for the first time – for me it still is. May all your learning outcomes be abundantly acheived in 2013.
Sally and I are enjoying three days in Cork running workshops and meeting staff. My first workshop on ‘Making Learning Happen’ was for colleagues at Crawford College of Art, and the main slides are here.
Crawford (369 downloads)
, and my second workshop on ‘Smarter Assessment and Feedback’ at the main campus is here
Smarter assessment and feedback (439 downloads)
On 17th November, I started with a breakfast workshop on ‘student engagement and retention’ for the Department of Hospitality and Tourism (though I didn’t see breakfast, but later in the day had a splendid lunch very well served in the Training Restaurant). Here are the main slides for that workshop Hospitality and Tourism (348 downloads) . I then went across to the Faculty of Engineering and Science, and continued on the theme of ‘Student Retention’ Engineering and Science 1 (350 downloads) , and after lunch continued further with the theme of retention but this time in online learning contexts Engineering and Science: online (342 downloads) . I really enjoyed working with both sets of participants, and the chats before and after the various events.
On the third day, numbers were too small to do the full advertised workshops, but I’m putting the full slides I would have used for two-hour workshops, for the benefit of the staff who attended the summary ones. Making Learning Happen (379 downloads) , Large Group Teaching (342 downloads) .
Sally and I are having a great time at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. Here are the slides I used in my morning keynote Keynote (407 downloads) where we looked at factors underpinning successful learning, and in the later workshop, where I got everyone present to ‘assess an assessment’ of their own choice Workshop (371 downloads) .