Learning and Teaching Conference

An annual opportunity for academics from across the university to come together to explore, discuss and debate developments and practices that will enhance the student learning experience.

Thirteenth Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: 'Assessment and Feedback for Student Learning'

Tuesday 8 January 2019

The 2019 Learning and Teaching Conference will explore the ways in which assessment and feedback practices, processes and values can be designed and used to support student learning.

How we embed assessment and feedback into our programmes is essential to the student learning experience, as highlighted through evaluations from students themselves. Taking a Programme Level Approach can help to ensure that assessment is timely and that feedback informs future activities, in a way that also supports the wellbeing of both students and staff by reducing the potential for duplication and over-assessment.

This will be a key area of focus for the University over the coming months and this conference will provide a space for discussion around this important topic.

*Call for abstracts now open. Closes 5pm on Wednesday 17 October 2018*

Abstracts should be related to at least one of the following themes:

  • Implementing assessment and feedback methods that are appropriate and proportionate in supporting student learning
  • Developing criteria to support the assessment process
  • Actively engaging students in the development of assessment and feedback practice
  • Diversifying assessment and feedback methods
  • Embedding inclusivity in assessment and feedback
  • Adopting a coherent, consistent and balanced approach to assessment and feedback design across the programme
  • Supporting students to cultivate lifelong academic and transferable skills through assessment and feedback

Speakers are encouraged to consider a range of different formats – don’t feel that you need to be restricted to a ‘standard’ conference presentation!

The abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of academic and professional services staff. The following criteria will be used to assess the submissions:

  • Relevance to the theme
  • Definition and appropriateness of target audience
  • Explanation of how delegates could apply the ideas to their own practice
  • Level of interaction with the audience
  • Inclusion of the student perspective

Submit your abstract

Further details about the programme will follow once papers have been selected. Registration will open once the final programme has been published on Monday 26 November 2018.

For further information, please contact Sarah Moore via ltconf@sheffield.ac.uk

Archives of previous Learning and Teaching conferences can be found here.