In the changing landscape of higher education, increasing attention is being paid to the ways in which individuals and communities cope with change, particularly with regard to how we monitor assessment and feedback. Debates around the purpose and design of assessments are not new, but the last two years have provided an opportunity to move away from traditional models of both assessment and feedback. Having transitioned swiftly into different forms of online and blended teaching, learning and assessment, we have an opportunity to reflect on how we can take our best practice forward to benefit everyone in our University community. We look forward to the debate and celebrating some of the excellent work carried out at the University in this domain and hearing from some of our TDF project holders, NTFs and other current teaching and learning initiatives.
Keynote speaker – Magic in Assessment & Feedback
Dr William Houstoun, academically explores how magic can convey information and teach practical skills.
Building on his PhD, in which William studied the use of magic as an educational contrivance in the Victorian period, his academic work explores how the skill and approach of the conjurer can be utilised in an educational context. During the last decade, he has found that magic has a role to play in settings as diverse as therapy for young people, business training, grass roots science engagement and medical education. Currently, Will performs in residence at Imperial College London/Royal College of Music Centre for Performance Science