In this masterclass Dr Bovill will outline a range of rationales as to why staff and students are working in partnership to design and enact assessment and feedback. Be provided with examples of different approaches being used to co-design assessment in large and small classes in a variety of disciplines and institutions. Using a partnership lens to re-examine Sadler’s (1989) three key elements of feedback framework, Dr Bovill will support discussions about how to enhance assessment and feedback practice in local contexts.


At the end of this masterclass participants will have developed a greater awareness of a range of examples of partnership practice in assessment and feedback from around the world, and will have developed a short action plan for partnership approaches to assessment and feedback in their own practice.


The event will be held on Wednesday 3 October, 2-3pm. To register for the event, please click here.


Dr Catherine Bovill is Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement at the Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh. She is also a Visiting Fellow (Knowledge Exchange) at the University of Winchester, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Editorial Board member for Teaching in Higher Education. Cathy moved to the University of Edinburgh in February 2017, prior to this she worked at the University of Glasgow for nine years. She has published and presented internationally on student engagement, Students as Partners and student-staff co-creation of curricula. She also researches and publishes work on peer observation of teaching and internationalisation of higher education. In 2018, Cathy performed a fringe show at the Edinburgh Festival - a whistle stop tour of the highs and lows of teachers’ attempts to engage students.


 ITaLI Teaching Masterclass Series

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