Understanding the Rules of the Game
Professor Sue Bloxham will be visiting YSJU on 28 June to
facilitate a seminar starting at 10.30am and ending with lunch at
Understanding the rules of the game:
helping students really grasp what we are looking for when we
This seminar will present the findings of
research which investigated tutors' thinking whilst marking work
across a range of disciplines including medicine, social science,
education and creative arts. The research showed that the learning
outcomes or assessment criteria which often form the basis of
guidance and feedback to students do not appear to form the basis
of tutors' judgements which tend to be more holistic and
impressionistic. The seminar discussion will build on what we know
about helping students develop an holistic understanding of what
they are trying to do in their writing.
Sue Bloxham is Professor of Academic Practice
at the University of Cumbria. She has taught in higher education
for many years, developing a particular interest in action research
related to assessment, active learning and widening participation.
Sue published the bestselling Developing Effective Assessment in
Higher Education: A practical Guide (Open University Press) with
her Cumbria Colleague, Pete Boyd, in 2007; the same year that she
was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. Sue's interest in
assessment focuses particularly on how we manage our higher
education assignments and examinations to support the achievement
of students from under-represented groups. She has also researched
and published on matters such as student skills development, group
assessment, feedback, course design and marking.
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