‌‌Conference Programme

Facets of Assessment

22nd April 2015, Pathfoot Building, Stirling Campus.

9.00   Registration opens
9.30   Welcome and Introduction
Professor John Gardner, DP Education and Students
9.45   Introduction to Keynote Address
Keynote Address 1   Assessment at the heart of learning: students' learning through self-assessment
Dr Maddalena Taras, University of Sunderland
10.45-11.30   Refreshment break and Poster Session

Parallel Paper Session 1

  • Using Formative Assessment to support learning and revision of Mathematics in a first year module for student technology teachers (S Milne & N Barr) [Formative Assessment Presentation]
  • What do they mean by a lack of analysis? Using online marking to improve assignment feedback to students (K MacKay & V McCall) [Lack of Analysis Presentation]
  • Student nurses learn by doing: A practical assessment (M Beattie, B James, A Shepherd & L Armstrong) [Learn by Doing Presentation]
  • Making Statistics Learning & Assessment a Pleasant Surprise (R Watt, L Collins, R Skinner, F Worsnop & K Younger) [Statistics Presentation]
  • Assessment designed around Graduate Attributes: making best use of available technology to foster student interaction and support the individual (M McVey & C Finlay)
  • Using Serious Games to Teach Social Science: A Randomised Control Trial (A Rutherford)

Lunch and Poster Session

Poster 1 - Christine Wilson


Parallel Paper Session 2

  • Globalizing The Classroom: Innovative Approach to National and International Learning Using Web-based Technology (M Margulis) [Globalising Classroom Presentation]
  • Utilising online peer-review as a vehicle for student learning and assessment (V McCall & L McIntosh) [Online Peer-review Presentation]
  • Participation, Group Work and Assessment: Experience from Accounting and Finance (I Tabner & S Smith) [Participation Presentation]
  • Providing the Fuel for a Flying Start into Taught Postgraduate Study and Career Progression (C Marshall & G Burt)
  • Opening critical spaces for professional learning: Online pedagogies and assessment (T Thompson, C Watson, V Drew, A Wilson & S Doyle)
  • Is It Real Teaching? Post-Graduate Students' Perceptions and Use of Online Video Tutorials (E Moran) [Is It Real Teaching Presentation]
14.30-14.45   Quick comfort break 
14.45   Introduction to Keynote Address 2
Keynote Address 2   What works? Facilitating an effective transition into and through HE
Professor Liz Thomas, Liz Thomas Associates
15.30   Quality Enhancement Themes (QET) Overview
Dr Tim Whalley, Dean for Student Affairs


  Closing remarks and future thoughts
Professor John Gardner, DP Education and Students

Any questions, please contact academicdevelopment@stir.ac.uk

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