15 September 2023
Re-orienting authentic assessment for an unknown future
Online and at Deakin Downtown on 13, 16-18 October 2023
Chaired by Professor Rola Ajjawi, the symposium seeks to trouble superficial and instrumental practices of authentic assessment, re-orienting it towards the increasingly uncertain future. We are pleased to present three exciting public events as pivotal highlights of the symposium program. These include a virtual Keynote Presentation and two online or in-person interactive Panel Sessions. Register now for your chance to join us.
|Keynote Presentation||Friday 13 October||11am – 12.30pm|
|Open Panel Session 1||Monday 16 October||3pm – 4.30pm|
|Open Panel Session 2||Tuesday 17 October||3pm – 4.30pm|
Friday 13 October at 11am
The Keynote Presentation will be presented virtually by Professor Crina Damşa, Associate Professor at the Institutt for pedagogikk and Vice Dean, Innovation and Digitalisation at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo. Crina will discuss the complexity of the collaborative learning process and reflect on how assessment and authenticity fit in to learning during her presentation ‘Assessment ‘in-the-wild’? Understanding collaborative learning and the need for authentic assessment‘.
In this interactive session we invite the audience to make a range of contributions to this thought provoking topic. The keynote will conclude with a reflection on conceptual and methodological challenges of researching collaborative learning processes and how this research can inform the understanding of collaborative learning authentically in its complexity.
Open Panel Session 1
Monday 16 October at 3pm
How can we strengthen relationships between authenticity, assessment, and future practice?
This discussion will unpack the challenges of strengthening relationships between authenticity, assessment, and future practice. Our panel will address assessment that aligns with industry and work, assessment in the workplace, and staff development in assessment. The session will be chaired by Dr Mollie Dollinger and introduced by Dr Joanna Tai and will be held at Deakin Downtown and online.
Open Panel Session 2
Tuesday 17 October at 3pm
What is the role of the digital in authenticity of assessment?
This discussion focusses on the complexities of the relationship between the digital and authentic assessment. Digital technologies can be seen as a providing positive future-facing authenticity or negative interference with embodied real-life practices. But is this really the case? The digital operates at the individual, interpersonal, organisational, and social levels in complex and nuanced ways. Our panel considers what assessment and authenticity might mean in a digital world. The session will be chaired by Professor Phill Dawson and introduced by Professor Margaret Bearman and will be held at Deakin Downtown and online.
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