Innovations in Assessment & Feedback

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The aim of this series of 4 workshops/masterclasses is to develop in-depth knowledge and skills in assessment and feedback in Further Education and Higher Education settings and develop innovative approaches to the practice of assessment and feedback.

You will explore current research and practice in designing assignments that promote learning and will extend your knowledge and skills of assessment for learning and techniques for feedback and feedforward in the context of student-centred learning.

You can enrol on this short accredited course/unit where successful completion of the assessment offers you 20 Level 7 credits.

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Key information

Next start date:

February 2019


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


4 x 6 hour sessions in February–March 2019

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:1 in any subject or equivalent. Applicants should be teaching in a practice or academic setting. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in the other three components of speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.

Course details

Topics covered in this series of workshops/masterclasses include:

  • Masterclass 1: Promoting effective student learning 
  • Masterclass 2: Designing assessments for learning 
  • Masterclass 3: Designing feedback and feedforward strategies 
  • Masterclass 4: Developing assessment literacy.

By the end of this series of workshops/masterclasses you will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the current context of education policy and practice and its potential impact on their assessment and feedback practices
  • Critically analyse the factors that promote effective student learning 
  • Design innovative assessment and feedback strategies to support student-centred learning 
  • Critically reflect on the effectiveness of assessment and feedback practices for student learning 

Programme specification

Programme specifications provide definitive records of the University's taught degrees in line with Quality Assurance Agency requirements. Every taught course leading to a BU Award has a programme specification which describes its aims, structure, content and learning outcomes, plus the teaching, learning and assessment methods used.

View the unit specification (pdf 72kb) for Innovations in Assessment & Feedback. The unit is also part of the MA Education Practice framework (pdf 399kb).

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the programme specification, the information is liable to change to take advantage of exciting new approaches to teaching and learning as well as developments in industry. If you have been unable to locate the programme specification for the course you are interested in, it will be available as soon as the latest version is ready. Alternatively please contact us for assistance.

Course timetable

This short course takes place over four sessions on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 20 February 2019, 10:00–16:00
  • Wednesday 27 February 2019, 10:00–16:00
  • Wednesday 13 March 2019, 10:00–16:00
  • Wednesday 20 March 2019, 10:00–16:00

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