TILT and Curriculum Refresh Symposium: Exploring Synoptic Assessment

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TILT and Curriculum Refresh symposium: Exploring synoptic assessment

NTU has a strong focus on employability, providing students with numerous opportunities to develop and reflect on professional skills. From 2017, all courses will include a synoptic assessment, allowing students to combine learning in relation to their employability from a range of activities and experiences. This event will provide an opportunity for colleagues to explore the concept of synoptic assessment, share practice and experience from across the institution, and develop ideas for creating and enhancing synoptic assessment in their own course context.

This symposium will be of particular interest to colleagues who are refreshing and reinterpreting the curriculum in light of the Strategic Plan.

  • From: Tuesday 13 December 2016, 12 am
  • To: Tuesday 13 December 2016, 12 am
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 7, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 12 December 2017, 12.00 am

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Event details

TILT and Curriculum Refresh symposium: Exploring synoptic assessment

NTU has a strong focus on employability, providing students with numerous opportunities to develop and reflect on professional skills. From 2017, all courses will include a synoptic assessment, allowing students to combine learning in relation to their employability from a range of activities and experiences. This event will provide an opportunity for colleagues to explore the concept of synoptic assessment, share practice and experience from across the institution, and develop ideas for creating and enhancing synoptic assessment in their own course context.

The event will look at:
- Different models of synoptic assessment
- Assessment design for work-like contexts or simulations
- Integrating student reflection on employability, career planning and aspirations into assessment

This symposium will be of particular interest to colleagues who are refreshing and reinterpreting the curriculum in light of the Strategic Plan. For further information, resources and case studies relating to synoptic assessment and other ideas in the Curriculum Refresh framework, please visit the Curriculum Refresh microsite.

Programme

Programme

13.00-13.45 Register, lunch and network
13.45-14.30 Keynote: Dr Erica Morris, Consultant for Higher Education
14.30-14.50 Facilitated discussion: synoptic assessment for employability
14.50-15.00 Support available from Employability Team: Debra Easter, Student Employability Services Manager
15.00-15.15 Break
15.15-16.30 World cafe discussion: NTU practice examples and work-in-progress
16.30-17.00 Facilitated discussion: design of synoptic assessment
17.00 Close and networking

Biography for Dr Erica Morris:

Dr Erica Morris is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a Lead Consultant for Anglia Learning and Teaching, and an Academic Lead (Degree Standards) at the HEA. Erica has published in the fields of assessment and feedback, academic integrity and educational technology research, and is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Educational Integrity and recently, the Section Editor and author for the Handbook of Academic Integrity (Springer 2016). Previously, Erica was the Deputy Head of Anglia Learning and Teaching at Anglia Ruskin University, and has led a variety of initiatives, including the national co-ordination of the Grade Point Average (GPA) Pilot Project (2013-15), the development of A Marked Improvement: Transforming Assessment in Higher Education (HEA, 2012) and the Academy JISC Academic Integrity Service (2009-11).

TILT and Curriculum Refresh Symposium: Exploring Synoptic Assessment resources

1. Synoptic Symposium Programme and Design Activity

2. A synthesis of synoptic assessment- Dr Erica Morris

Table hostTopic title
Verity AikenIntegrating sustainability and reflection on employability into the placement experience
Cassie WhiteScaffolding professional identity within Horticulture

Angela Vesey / Ann Owen
Innovative synoptic assessment in Youth Studies
Example of synoptic assessment in BA Youth studies
Ricky GeeScaffolding professional, personal and disciplinary identity within Sociology  
Sociology Assessment schedule
Helen PunthaDissertations and alternative capstones
Michael LoughlinThe STEM integrated portfolio
Portfolio
Portfolio marking matrix
Portfolio proforma (cover sheet for a piece of evidence)
Tom SpencerAssessed work experience within leadership & employability
L&E - 2016-17 Individual Reflection Brief
L&E- Action Plan 2016-17
L&E- BAAF Final Years CPD Info Sheet
L&E -CareerEdge EDP Action Plan Questionnaire
L&E-CPD record pro-forma 2016-17
L&E- Graduate Attribute Matrix 2016-17
L&E- Module Document 2016-17
Debra Easter

Using ePortfolios for synoptic assessment

Booking information

Booking

Open to NTU staff.
This is a free event. Please click the "Add to basket" button above and work through the booking process.

For any queries, or if you experience difficulties with the booking system, please email TILT or Rachel Cort in the Centre of Academic Development and Quality.

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Location details

Room/Building:

Lecture Theatre 7, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

Past event

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