Dr Adele Flood kindly agreed to do a last minute seminar for us today. Dr Flood is from the University of New South Wales Learning & Teaching Unit. She is currently managing the University wide Assessment Project. Her current research takes two directions: in the first she is investigating ways of re-framing teaching practice to focus on student action in learning. The second is in response to an ongoing interest in Identity and creativity from the perspectives of both an educator and a practitioner.
Her presentation today focussed on how to create student centred assessment tasks that help position assessment as learning for students. She posed a series of questions that academics should ask themselves when developing assessment tasks for student learning. We explored two models of learning and Dr Flood showed how, by reframing the questions we ask, we can create assessment tasks that focus on student-action centred learning.
This is just good, sound assessment practice and applicable whether we’re discussing assessment via traditional media or in an electronic environment, so we see clear congruence and applicability of the strategies she highlighted with those we are already seeking to develop and evaluate in this project.
A big thank you to Dr Flood for her input today and we wish you a happy sojourn in the UK and a safe journey home : )
You can find Dr Flood’s full research profile here.