Towards A Paradigm Shift for A New Model of Alternative Assessment

Event


Specialists (overseas) in assessment will be engaged as External Consultants. To facilitate interaction and ideas exchange with them, “Advanced Study Institute” (ASI) sessions will be regularly organized. External Consultants and representatives from both universities (e.g., instructors of participating courses) will gather for valuable discussion on the project agenda, intensive hands-on workshops, consultation on assessment methods, and other topics in the area of assessment.

 

Series of Online Teaching, Learning & Assessment – My Paradigm Shift of Using Alternative Assessment (August 2020)

17 Aug 2020 (Mon), 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Mr Peter BENZ (AVA)
Dr Kimmy CHENG (COMS)

18 Aug 2020 (Tue), 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Dr Ricky LAM (EDUC)
Prof Mark SHUTTLEWORTH (TIIS)

18 Aug 2020 (Tue), 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Dr Lucia FUNG (MGNT)
Dr Kristen LI (COMP)

19 Aug 2020 (Wed), 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Mr Chun Hoi CHEUNG (SCM)
Dr Chris P Y KU (SCM)
Mr Shane SY SIU (SCM)

 

Advanced Study Institute Inaugural Seminar (July 2020)

The inaugural event under ASI was scheduled for 6 and 8 July 2020. Professor Kay Sambell and Dr Mathew Hillier were the keynote speakers.

6 July 2020 (Inaugural Seminar)


HK Time Programme
14:30 Zoom Connection Open to Participants

Facilitators for the day:
Ms Trudi CHAN
Assistant Registrar, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, The Education University of Hong Kong

Dr Theresa KWONG
Assistant Director, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong Baptist University
14:35 Welcome Address

Professor John LEE
Vice-President (Academic) & Provost, The Education University of Hong Kong

14:40 Keynote: Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education: Shifting the Assessment Paradigm to Promote and Support C21st Learning

Professor Kay SAMBELL (Guest of EdUHK)
Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

This keynote presentation argues that while the rapid switch associated with the pandemic has undoubtedly exposed some of the practical frailties of our campus-based assessment practices, it now also offers a golden opportunity to press the reset button on some of them, enabling us to redesign assessment to promote C21st learning. It suggests that to enable this and scale up at pace we must build on the foundation of sound evidence-based educational principles that have emerged from the Assessment For Learning (AfL) movement. These will be distilled in the presentation and accompanied by concrete illustrative examples of the impact of AfL on students’ approaches to learning. A range of pragmatic guidance notes and further practical resources to support colleagues embarking on the Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education project will be also made available.

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15:20 Keynote: Thinking Differently about Assessment with Digital Technology Support

Dr Mathew HILLIER (Guest of HKBU)
e-Assessment Academic, Macquarie University, Australia

There is an increasing need to instil and accredit graduates with skills and knowledge fit for the employability and social needs of the 21st century. Yet the need to assess higher order knowledge, complex problem solving and the integration of now common software 'e-tools of the trade' is increasingly a challenge in light of the persistence of relatively archaic practices in education such as pen-on-paper quiz testing. In light of the COVID-19 induced rapid pivot to online teaching, there is now an opportunity to take the next step in re-thinking assessment in higher education. Digital technology can enable assessment designers to create more authentic and relevant assessments to better meet the needs of 21st century learners. However the realities of resource constraints and differing perspectives means there are often trade-offs made between the competing priorities of authenticity, scalability and integrity of assessments. This session will explore issues, concepts and practical examples of innovative assessment practices that seek to strike an achievable balance in enabling a rethinking of assessment in higher education.

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16:00 Q&A and Discussion

16:30 Break
16:35 Experience Sharing from EdUHK & HKBU colleagues

Dr Irene CHENG
Associate Director, General Education Office, The Education University of Hong Kong

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A Term in Hibernation
Mr Peter BENZ
Associate Professor, Associate Director (Teaching and Learning), Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University

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17:05 Closing Remarks

Dr Albert CHAU
Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), Hong Kong Baptist University

8 July 2020 (Workshops)


HK Time Programme
14:30 Zoom Connection Open to Participants

Facilitators for the day:
Ms Trudi CHAN
Assistant Registrar, Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, The Education University of Hong Kong

Dr Theresa KWONG
Assistant Director, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong Baptist University
14:35 Recap of Day 1 and Setting the Expectations/Targets for the Workshops

Dr Albert CHAU
Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), Hong Kong Baptist University
14:40 Workshop: Recentering the Assessment Map in Higher Education: Towards Authenticity in a Post-Covid World

Professor Kay SAMBELL (Guest of EdUHK)
Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

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15:40 Break
15:45 Workshop: Exploring Different Assessment using Digital Technology for Support

Dr Mathew HILLIER (Guest of HKBU)
e-Assessment Academic, Macquarie University, Australia

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16:45 Discussion for the Way Forward
17:15 Closing

Professor John LEE
Vice-President (Academic) & Provost, The Education University of Hong Kong

Speakers


Professor Kay SAMBELL
Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom

Biography

Professor Kay SAMBELL currently works at Edinburgh Napier University, where she is a Professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement. A 2002 UK National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she is widely known, nationally and internationally, for her contributions to the assessment for learning movement in higher education. She co-led the national Centre For Excellence in Assessment for Learning at Northumbria University and in recent years has served as President of the acclaimed Assessment in Higher Education Conference, working closely with a vibrant network leading the development of assessment for learning internationally (https://ahenetwork.org/ahe-conference-2021/). She has recently published, with Professor Sally Brown, a suite of guidance notes to support busy practitioners with the assessment challenges presented by the pandemic, all of which are available to download from https://developinglearnership.wordpress.com/supporting-the-rapid-switch-to-emergency-remote-teaching-assessment-issues/ or https://sally-brown.net/
 

 

Dr Mathew HILLIER
e-Assessment Academic, Macquarie University, Australia

Biography

Dr Mathew HILLIER specialises in Digital Assessment (e-Assessment) in Higher Education. He is currently working as a 'e-Assessment academic in residence' at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia advising on the pivot to online learning during the COVID-19 emergency. Has previously held positions as an advisor and academic developer at University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, Monash University and University of Adelaide. He has also held academic teaching roles in areas such as Business information systems, Multimedia arts and engineering project management with experience teaching in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Mathew recently led a half million dollar Australian federal government funded grant on e-Exams across ten university partners and is co-chair of the international 'Transforming Assessment' webinar series as the e-Assessment special interest group under the Australasian society for computers in learning in tertiary education. He is an honorary academic University of Queensland, Monash University and an adjunct academic at University of Tasmania.
 

 

Mr Peter BENZ
Associate Professor, Associate Director (Teaching and Learning), Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University

Biography

Mr Peter BENZ is an Associate Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU and also serves as its Associate Director (Teaching & Learning). He’s been actively engaged with curriculum development at all tertiary levels, and has a particular interest in cross-disciplinary assessment practices. For his research he’s interested in issues of economic livelihoods of visual artists, gender inclusivity, and the social impact of creative practices.
 

 

Dr Irene CHENG
Associate Director, General Education Office, The Education University of Hong Kong

Biography

Dr Irene CHENG is Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) and Assistant Professor of the Department of Science and Environmental Studies of The Education University of Hong Kong. She is also the Associate Director of the General Education Office and coordinator of the UePortfolio course. Having a research interest in interdisciplinary curriculum and teacher knowledge and development, her primary research and teaching foci relate to the development of subjects, such as the interdisciplinary General Studies and environmental studies, secondary Geography, pedagogical content knowledge and curriculum and methods of these subjects.