Workshop details


This workshop does not have set dates. If you are interested in the workshop, please email one of the contacts below.



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Who should attend?

Those who have responsibility for assessments across a module/theme, year group or degree programme. The workshop will focus on using programme level learning outcomes to plan teaching, learning and assessment and to inform the quality assurance process. It will be particularly useful for those approaching curriculum review and development.

Whilst this workshop may be useful for individuals with a specific educational design task, it is of most value for a programme design team working together, with EDU input. Depending on the need, this workshop can be taught in two stages, providing the opportunity for follow up and application of principles.

Participants are recommended to buy or to borrow a copy of Developing Effective Assessment in Higher Education: A Practical Guide (at Amazon) by Sue Bloxham and Pete Boyd, which is used as a resource book in the workshop and is suitable for future reference. This book is also available at Central Library Level 2 (371.27 BLO).

Key areas

  • The importance of looking at assessment and feedback design at a programme level
  • Taking a three dimensional look at assessment practice through the Transforming the Experience of Students Through Assessment (TESTA) methodology
  • Engaging students around assessment and feedback
  • Establishing assessment environments that support learning


Participants are expected to be familiar with the basics of teaching, learning and assessment, and to be responsible for co-ordinating or managing some aspects of educational design and student assessment within their department or equivalent.

They should be familiar with basic assessment methods, as addressed in the workshops Introduction to assessing and giving feedbackA practical guide to setting and marking assessments and Introduction to feedback and formative assessment in the Faculty of Medicine.

The assessment and feedback methods reviewed in the workshop are also addressed in Chapters Four to Seven of the book Developing Effective Assessment in Higher Education: A Practical Guide (at Amazon) by Sue Bloxham and Pete Boyd.

Imperial STAR Framework

This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at D2 or D3 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, K5, K6, V2, V3, V4.