L&T Forum 2010, Semester 2

This Forum was held 17 September 2010 as part of our UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum Series.

Assessment of/for/=/in Learning?

This Forum:

  • showcased assessment practice from across UNSW
  • explored identified assessment issues at UNSW
  • offered an opportunity to discuss assessment best practice with UNSW colleagues across the faculties.

The keynote speaker was Emeritus Professor David Boud, University of Technology, Sydney. The title of his presentation was "The New Assessment Agenda: Equipping Students for the Continuing Challenges of Learning and Assessment".

As an ALTC Senior Fellow, David identified Seven Propositions for Assessment Reform in Higher Education.


  • Full agenda
  • Presentation slides
  • Posters showcasing assessment practice from around UNSW
  • Generic Assessment Rubric
  • Assessment Toolkit
  • Guides on Using Clickers; Leadership for Assessment; Questionmark Perception and more...
  • Details of 2010 ALTC Citation Winners

Other aspects of the event included:

  • Forum Welcome and Recognition of 2010 ALTC Citation Winners by Janet Chan, President of Academic Board
  • Spotlight Presentations on Peer Assessment; Portfolio Assessment and Using Clickers.
  • 25 Posters Showcasing Assessment Practice by UNSW colleagues
  • Questionmark Perception (QMP) Video

Faculty Events

  • Experiential Learning @ Law UNSW, with Fran Gibson, newly-appointed Director of Experiential Learning.
    15 Sept, 1-3pm, Staff Common Room. Contact: Jill Cowley jill.cowley@unsw.edu.au.
  • FASS Assessment Forum, including sessions on plagiarism; self and peer assessment; wikis; and the EMPA Assessment Project.
    14 Sept, 12.30-4.30pm, Room 119 John Goodsell Building. Contact: Anne Aylmer a.aylmer@unsw.edu.au.
  • Faculty of Science 'Master Teach' Session
    26 Oct 12 - 2pm, Room LG03, Wallace Wurth Building

    The Faculty of Science is inviting pairs of academic staff to collaborate, taking a cutting-edge research topic and devising a teaching module that will showcase that research in a way that will engage students (a Powerpoint lecture may not be the best option!). They will devise an activity (including approaches to teaching, learning and assessment) and then showcase it. The Dean has agreed to be one of the staff members engaged in this activity.

    Plus: presentations from the recipients of Faculty L&T funds to showcase innovative teaching strategies. These presentations will provide many new ideas that you could incorporate into your teaching.

    Contact: Louise Lutze-Mann (l.lutze-mann@unsw.edu.au)