I am celebrating today receiving the advance copy of my new book. I will be launching it at the SEDA conference on Thursday 13th November at 7pm. Do come along for wine and cakes if you are in the area. the NCTL Learning and Confernece Centrre, Nottingham.
Here are the slides I used in my workshop today at ARU on Assessing Group Work Fairly. ARU Group Work (12)
Today Phil and I together with Kate Little of NUS, Berry Donovan of Oxford Brookes, Kay Sambell of Northumbria and Fabio d’Arico of UEA are presenting at Anglia Ruskin’s Assessment Fiesta at their bucolic Chelmsford campus. My slides on group assessment are here and the twitter hash tag is #LTAFiesta Small Groups (46)
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Today is our last day working in Chile before flying home to ( I hope) sunny England tomorrow. Here are my today’s slides making a difference (107) for my workshop on assessment where we will be talking all morning about making a difference through assessment. For those who did not win the booklet about assessment at Masters level, which was awarded as a prize for the best drawing of a cat, here is the booklet as a pdf file The Prize (72).
Thanks to Magdalena Jars and all the team for making us so welcome here. We’ve had a terrific time ! And on Thursday if planes are on time we will see our grandchildren!
Today is my big day on our trip to Chile and I will be addressing the staff of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile on global perspectives in higher education. The slides to be used are here. Chile Keynote (117) 700 people have registered so far and yesterday’s interview with the local paper El Mercurio involved an extended photo call. I could get used to this kind of life!
Phil’s workshop on ‘Making learning happen’ on Wednesday was very well received indeed. This is a university that takes learning and teaching very seriously as shown by the fact that they are the first university in Chile to require new teaching staff to take a learning and teaching programme so no wonder they loved Phil’s take on the HE world!
Further presentations and workshops on assessment follow on Monday and Tuesday before our return home on Wednesday.
On Monday 14 July I was working again at South Bank University with colleagues applying for Principal Fellowships with the HEA and looking to maximise their chances long term of achieving National Teaching Fellowships South Bank (78), UKPSF slides (88) UKPSF grid (74). Then I travelled up last night to Milton Keynes to work today with colleagues at the Open University on their New Models of Assessment and Tuition project. What an honour to be working with the OU on assessment as I cite them worldwide as an organisation worth emulating for their systematic and holistic approaches to curriculum design, student support and assessment! The slides I used are here: OU Assessment Strategy slides (62)
And today we speculate on the implications of the cabinet reshuffle and potential replacements for David Willets who in my view did some dreadful things particularly around the shift from Widening Participation to Fair Access but at least cared deeply about higher education.
It’s an exciting week for us: last night on Channel 4, Utopia2 produced by my BAFTA-winning niece Bekki Wray Rogers (very proud!) was screened and on Thursday, Phil and I fly to Chile to work with the Catholic University of Santiago. Yippee !
Today I am working with the senior staff of Nottingham Trent University whose senior staff have all committed to working on their UKPSF Principal Fellowships of the HEA. Today’s sessions are one-to-one follow-ups on the workshop held in June Well done to the whole group for working so hard on their drafts.