Two seminars are coming up as part of the Curriculum Reform Seminar Series jointly organized by the Steering Committee on 4-Year Undergraduate Curriculum and Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL). For enquiries about any of these seminars, please contact Miss Emily Chan at chanemily@hku.hk or 2219 4790.

Standards Based Assessment: Nice Idea But What About The Practice?

The first seminar will be given by Professor Margaret Price, Director of the Assessment Standards Knowledge Exchange, Oxford Brookes Business School, on April 8, 2011 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at room LG-06, Hui Oi Chow Science Building. The seminar, entitled “Standards Based Assessment: Nice Idea But What About The Practice?”, will look at standards based assessment from a practical standpoint. Theories of assessment rarely translate easily straight into practice but a clear understanding of potential issues help to make implementation more effective. The seminar will raise issues to think about, and discuss how they can be addressed to effectively support student learning and achievement. In particular standards based assessment raises issues about the nature of standards, accrediting complex learning, disciplinary differences and how we can establish shared understandings needed to assure standards. These things are never as straightforward as they first appear.

For registration, please click http://www.cetl.hku.hk/seminar110408.

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Making Sense of Experiential and Reflective Learning, an Exploration of Ideas

The second seminar will be given by Dr Jenny Moon, Associate Professor, Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University, on April 19, 2011 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at room LG-06 Hui Oi Chow Science Building. The title of the seminar is “Making Sense of Experiential and Reflective Learning, an Exploration of Ideas”. In this seminar, Dr Moon will focus on what we might mean by reflective and experiential learning, how they relate to each other and to their use – and perhaps mis-use in the context of education. She will look at how we can help students to learn to reflect on their experience and to move that reflection beyond the descriptive and superficial. She will add a few more recent insights of her own that have been derived from writing about the role of story in education.

For registration, please click http://www.cetl.hku.hk/seminar110419.

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