L&T FEST 2018

Learning and Teaching Fest 2018

Learning & Teaching Fest 2018: Call for Proposals 

Theme – Learning through Assessment

This year’s Learning and Teaching Fest will be held on Wednesday 6th June 2018 in the Sentamu Building, Lancaster Campus. The theme of this year’s Fest is “Learning through Assessment”. Assessment is a key area of learning for students and is at the core of our academic practice.

The conference will look at assessment practices from across the University and our partner institutions, giving staff the opportunity to engage in discussions across a variety of discipline areas. We will showcase some of the best and most original assessment practice and consider how it contributes to student success.

As in previous years, the main activity of the Fest will consist of presentations and interactive workshops led by colleagues and we now invite proposals for these. Suggested areas of discussion include:

  • Assessment Feedback
  • Innovative Assessment design
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Systems and Processes
  • Cultural Factors in Assessment
  • Inclusive Assessment
  • Academic integrity

Presenters will be scheduled within 30 minutes’ slots (maximum 20 minutes presenting, with time for Q&A/discussion).

Presentations may be single or joint with colleagues or students. We highly encourage co-presentations with students.

To offer a contribution, please submit a 200-word proposal via BOS survey click here

by 22nd March 2018

Proposals should address the following:

  • Outline of the assessment/change you have implemented.
  • The research process used to analyse its effectiveness.
  • What is the evidence of the impact on student experience or student outcomes?
  • How is this underpinned by current thinking in the literature?
  • All proposers will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by email by Wednesday 28th March 2018.

Should you wish to discuss your ideas before submitting a proposal please contact: Dr Amanda Chapman (amanda.chapman@cumbria.ac.uk) ext: 2739