Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />Dr Elizabe...
Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Theoretical Framework<br />Mytton, E			Lived Experience o...
Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Fundamental Issues<br />Examination systems are resistant...
Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Need for a counter-discourse<br />It is only through esta...
Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Why assess?<br />  Motivation<br />  Creating learning op...
Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Reasons to assess<br />  The National Student Survey as a...
Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Brief survey findings<br />  Half of law schools have a p...
Assessment at SSU<br />Southampton Solent University<br />Solentness <br />Employability<br />Simulation<br />Case studies...
Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />The way forward<br />Innovation – developing a new discou...
The way ahead at SSU<br />In practical terms<br />How to achieve these academic bench marks<br />Ensuring standards and in...
Key Factors<br />Maximise learning & assessment experience <br />Synergy between academic knowledge & practical experience...
Case Studies:<br />The Law of Evidence<br />Commercial Law & Commercial Crime<br />Mooting & Negotiation<br />January 2011...
Law of Evidence:<br />In the past assessed by traditional methods:<br />Individual Assignment <br />Closed book examinatio...
Law of Evidence<br />How does it resonate with the new assessment methodology?<br />Combination  of traditional & innovati...
Law of Evidence<br />Oral Advocacy<br />Scenario - Identify Issues<br />Apply Law - Research<br />Draft Skeleton – Written...
Mooting & Negotiation <br />Many Universities have successful Mooting Societies<br />Solent: <br />Present  - a weekly 2 h...
The Future:<br />Assessment - Cross Collaborative Projects:<br />Faculty of Media, Arts & Society & Faculty of Business, S...
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Developing a new discourse for assessment

  1. 1. Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />Dr Elizabeth MyttonPaul Wynell-Sutherland <br />29th January 2011<br />
  2. 2. Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Theoretical Framework<br />Mytton, E Lived Experience of Law Teachers<br />Bone, A Ensuring Successful Assessment<br /> <br />Lyotard,J-P Performativity<br /> <br />Barnett, R Supercomplexity, authenticity , being<br /> <br />Boud, R and Falchikov, N Assessment affects people’s lives<br /> <br />Bradney,A The Liberal Law School<br /> <br />Brown, Rust, Gibbs Strategies for diversifying assessment<br />
  3. 3. Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Fundamental Issues<br />Examination systems are resistant to change as they unreflexively embody many socio-political assumptions about what education is for. (Boud and Falchikov)<br />Assessment is a value-laden activity surrounded by debate about academic standards, preparing students for employment, measuring quality and providing incentives. (Boud and Falchikov)<br />
  4. 4. Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Need for a counter-discourse<br />It is only through establishing a counter-discourse to the one that currently dominates higher education that some of the fundamental problems created by current assessment assumptions and practices can be addressed. (Boud)<br />
  5. 5. Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Why assess?<br /> Motivation<br /> Creating learning opportunities<br /> Feedback to students such as strengths and weaknesses<br /> Feedback to staff to indicate how well the message is getting across<br /> Judge performance<br /> Quality Assurance (internal)<br /> Quality Assurance (external)<br />
  6. 6. Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Reasons to assess<br /> The National Student Survey as a metric to determine league <br /> table position.<br /> Assessment is a key driver in terms of student satisfaction and <br /> retention<br /> The integrity and authenticity of assessed work. The cost of <br /> verification<br /> Compliance with the Equality Act and reasonable adjustments<br /> Enabling students to engage with the assessment process<br /> Tutors’ responses to student performance in shaping teaching<br />
  7. 7. Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />Brief survey findings<br /> Half of law schools have a policy on traditional closed book exams <br /> and other forms of assessment<br /> Not all law schools felt constrained by the move away from <br /> examinations but some felt exams contribute to upholding standards<br /> The majority did not feel constrained intellectually regarding what <br /> is appropriate for a QLD<br /> The balance between exams and other forms of assessment varies <br /> considerably<br /> (Professor Andrew Sanders, CHULS)<br />
  8. 8. Assessment at SSU<br />Southampton Solent University<br />Solentness <br />Employability<br />Simulation<br />Case studies<br />Project based exercises<br />Problem-solving<br />Working in teams<br />Using social networks<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />
  9. 9. Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />January 2011<br />The way forward<br />Innovation – developing a new discourse<br /> Knowledge exchange is the essence of intellectual discovery and <br /> learning. <br /> New vocabulary and new ways of thinking about access to knowledge <br /> are critical.<br /> The dynamic interface between inspiration and implementation.<br /> Different ways of thinking about what is possible in problem-solving. <br /> Excitement about the generation of new ideas, new technology and <br /> experimenting with intellectual concepts of learning.<br /> New modes of communication between academics, students and<br /> technologists to produce new ideas in the design of a dynamic <br /> learning environment.<br />
  10. 10. The way ahead at SSU<br />In practical terms<br />How to achieve these academic bench marks<br />Ensuring standards and integrity are preserved <br />Maximum student engagement <br />Number of new innovative methods of assessment successfully<br />piloted<br />January 2011<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />
  11. 11. Key Factors<br />Maximise learning & assessment experience <br />Synergy between academic knowledge & practical experience<br />Enthusiasm<br />Distilled into the assessment <br />January 2011<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />
  12. 12. Case Studies:<br />The Law of Evidence<br />Commercial Law & Commercial Crime<br />Mooting & Negotiation<br />January 2011<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />
  13. 13. Law of Evidence:<br />In the past assessed by traditional methods:<br />Individual Assignment <br />Closed book examination <br />New assessment regime<br />Oral Advocacy – new & innovative<br />Individual Assignment - traditional <br />January 2011<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />
  14. 14. Law of Evidence<br />How does it resonate with the new assessment methodology?<br />Combination of traditional & innovative models<br />Student Engagement<br />Solentness & Employability Skills <br />January 2011<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />
  15. 15. Law of Evidence<br />Oral Advocacy<br />Scenario - Identify Issues<br />Apply Law - Research<br />Draft Skeleton – Written Communication<br />Presentation to Judge – Oral Communication<br />Simulation through mooting <br />January 2011<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />
  16. 16. Mooting & Negotiation <br />Many Universities have successful Mooting Societies<br />Solent: <br />Present - a weekly 2 hour workshop<br />Future - incorporated into the current validation as an employability skills unit<br />Assessed by oral advocacy<br />January 2011<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment<br />
  17. 17. The Future:<br />Assessment - Cross Collaborative Projects:<br />Faculty of Media, Arts & Society & Faculty of Business, Sport &<br />Enterprise<br />Pilot project using Media Resources to educate<br />Demo show reel<br />Assessed Projects<br />DD<br />Developing a New Discourse for Assessment January 2011<br />
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