If you missed this session, please find related presentations below:

The assessment menu
Presentation from David Carless (University of Hong Kong, China) offering three items of assessment that enable ongoing feedback. The examples of real practices and provide examples that UQ teaching staff might consider, adopt and adapt. 

Scholarship applied: Feedback
Presentation from Naomi Winstone (University of Surrey, UK) sharing practical implications from the latest research on effective feedback practices to inform teaching academics at the course level.

Scholarship applied: Communicating your feedback and assessment approaches to students
Presentation from Joanne Tai (Deakin University, Australia) and Naomi Winstone (University of Surrey, UK) focused on the importance of how teaching academics can communicate to students about feedback and assessment, starting with an example of what not to do before outlining effective strategies.

Scholarship applied: Assessment design decisions
Presentation from Phillip Dawson (Deakin University, Australia) walking through a framework to guide course level assessment design decisions that consider the role of feedback, that expands from this nationally funded project.

Scholarship applied: Academic integrity
Presentation from Phillip Dawson (Deakin University, Australia) presenting the latest research and thinking about academic integrity, contract cheating and digital threats that all teaching staff should be knowledgeable about. 

About the session

Please join us for a Q&A panel session where Professor David Careless, Dr Naomi Winstone, Dr Joanna Tai and Associate Professor Phillip Dawson will be discussing feedback and assessment more broadly. This session will be moderated by Prof Karen Benson, Director ITaLI, and the key themes will be: 

  • Recognising the emotional impact of feedback: how to achieve a balance between encouragement and critique

  • Feedback practices in large classes

  • Self and peer assessment

  • Digital threats to academic integrity

Registrants are invited to submit their questions in advance around the above themes to Shari Bowker prior to 12pm Monday 10 February.


Professor David Carless is Professor of Educational Assessment and Head of Social Contexts and Policies in Education (SCAPE) at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, and a Principal Fellow of Advance HE. His signature publication is the book Excellence in University Assessment: Learning from Award-winning Practice (2015, Routledge). He was the winner of a University Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016. His current research focuses on teacher and student feedback literacy to enhance the impact of feedback processes. View David's profile 

Associate Professor Phillip Dawson is Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning. Phil’s assessment research interests include feedback; digital threats to academic integrity; academics’ assessment design thinking; and learning analytics. He also has a research background in mentoring; peer learning and higher education pedagogy. A/Prof Dawson holds a PhD in Higher Education and a first-class honours degree in Computer Science. He also has over a decade of university teaching experience and he has been awarded multiple Vice-Chancellor’s awards and a citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. This equips him to hack online exams; bring together vast bodies of research to answer practical questions; and work with educators and students to understand what works for them, and why. View Phillip's profile

Dr Joanna Tai is a Senior Research Fellow at Deakin University’s Centre for Research, Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE). Her research interests include student perspectives on learning and assessment, peer-assisted learning, feedback and assessment literacy, developing capacity for evaluative judgement, and research synthesis. Joanna is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, co-convenor of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Assessment and Measurement SIG, and sits on the Committee of Management for the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professions Education. Her doctoral work won the Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE) inaugural PhD prize in 2016. She has a background in medicine and health professions education. View Joanna's profile

Dr Naomi Winstone completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Surrey in 2005, which included a professional training year in educational psychology with Dorset County Educational Psychology Service. She then completed an MSc in Psychology of Early Development at the University of Reading in 2006, before returning to Surrey to undertake a PhD. Naomi has been working at the University of Surrey since September 2009. Naomi is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded National Teaching Fellowship in 2016. View Naomi's profile



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