Workshop details


New workshop dates will be available in August 2019



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Who should attend?

This workshop is for staff who teach and assess students through tests, quizzes, essays that carry a grade (summatively) but also assess them on a day to day basis without any grade consequences (formatively). In particular, this workshop is for staff who are new to teaching, and for those who want to review their existing ways of formatively assessing students to facilitate learning.

The session presents and discusses a range of issues related to assessing students, that is: the characteristics of good assessment, methods of formatively assessing students, assessment innovation and approaches to peer and self-assessment.

This workshop is intended to complement the A Practical Guide to Setting and Marking Assessments workshop and Practical Guide to Giving Effective Feedback workshop. These three assessment-related workshops are meant to be complementary; attending all of them is not compulsory but is worthwhile if you are involved in both formative and summative assessment. A more advanced Focus on Programme level Assessment Design workshop is also available for staff with responsibilities for entire modules or programmes.

NB This workshop has considerable overlap with Introduction to Feedback and Formative Assessment in the Faculty of Medicine which is specifically designed for those working in the Faculty of Medicine. Duplicating attendance at these workshops is likely to be unrewarding.

Key areas

Imperial STAR Framework

This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at D1 or D2 level of the Imperial STAR Framework. It addresses the following dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) (at Higher Education Academy): A1, A2, A3, A4, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, V1, V2, V3.