Don’t miss CRADLE at these education conferences this year

The stars have aligned this winter, and an extraordinary number of the CRADLE family have been successful in having their abstracts accepted at upcoming conferences. We are especially pleased to see our doctoral students and CRADLE Fellows sharing their research at these international fora, such as the Assessment in Higher Education conference, the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Special Interest Group 1 (EARLI SIG 1) – Assessment and Evaluation, the STARS Student Success conference, and the Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia. They are all very much on-topic for CRADLE, and we hope they will be fruitful meetings for the sharing of new ideas.

To help you plan your conference attendances, a list of our presentations is below. We would love to see you all in person – so please do attend, ask a question, or find us at a tea break.

Join us to find out the very latest in assessment, authenticity, equity, and the student experience.

International AHE Conference 2024

20 – 21 June, Manchester, UK

The AHE conference is leading the development of assessment for learning in higher education

Assessment continues to be high on the agenda of those in higher education with numerous reports, research and student surveys signalling it as no longer ‘fit for purpose’ and not meeting students’ expectations.

The Assessment for Higher Education (AHE) conference is an opportunity to debate concerns and increase understanding of assessment practice within and across academic disciplines. It will provide the opportunity to share innovations, evidence-based change, reflections on practice, research and evaluative studies with a particular focus on the voice of the practitioner, working to improve assessment in their programmes and institutions.

Thursday 20 June9:20-10:40David BoudMasterclass: What forms of assessment and/or feedback design indicate that university teachers are sufficiently feedback literate?Read More
12:10-12:40Susie Macfarlane, Rola Ajjawi, David BoudDesigning courses to develop learners’ evaluative judgement: an ecosystem approachRead More
12:10-12:40Joanna Tai, Phill DawsonImproving feedback literacy through behaviour change: a review of published interventionsRead More
Friday 21 June9:10-10:20Phill Dawson, Thomas CorbinWorkshop: Assessment design decisions for an age of Artificial IntelligenceRead More
9:10-10:20David BoudSymposium: Unpacking authenticity to enrich authentic assessment in practiceRead More
9:10-10:20Joanna TaiWhat authenticity do we need in authentic assessment?Read More
10:40-11:40David BoudMini keynote: Does ‘authentic assessment’ take us far enough?Read More
11:50-12:20Susie MacfarlaneA course-wide approach to developing staff and students’ generative AI critical literacyRead More
12:30-13:00Anastasiya UmarovaThe role of feedback for building academic capabilities: The importance of feedback historiesRead More
12:30-13:00Jack Walton“Assessment shouldn’t be ‘authentic’ I want students to challenge organisational practice not train them for it”Read More
12:30-13:00Angen Yudho Kisworo‘I do not understand my supervisor’: A scoping review of language and culture in doctoral supervision feedback practicesRead More
14:00-14:30Joanna TaiStudents’ experiences of assessment accommodations: international perspectives on inclusionRead More
14:00-14:30Kelli Nicola-RichmondWhat do students do with generative artificial intelligence in assessment, and what do academics think?Read More

EARLI SIG 1 Conference 2024

26 – 28 June, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Assessment and Inclusivity in the Era of Digital Transformation

The European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction’s (EARLI) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Assessment and Evaluation Conference will delve into the intricacies of assessment practices across all layers of education, from elementary to higher education, as well as their impact on the professional workplace. 

The conference aims to shape the future of assessment practices, guided by technology, AI, and hybrid learning environments, while fostering inclusivity, supporting student well-being, and promoting equitable evaluation approaches.

Wednesday 26 June11:30-13:00 SessionAnastasiya UmarovaFeedback in learning careers: How past feedback experiences build students’ academic capabilities
Susie MacfarlaneCurriculum design for students’ evaluative judgement: enablers and constraints
Angen Yudho KisworoLanguage and culture in doctoral supervision feedback practices: A scoping review
16:00-17:30 SessionMargaret BearmanHow authentic assessment designs engage with the digital in higher education literature
Joanna TaiBroader perspectives on authenticity in assessment for a digital world
Thursday 27 June14:00-15:30 SessionJoanna Tai and Phill DawsonInterventions to improve feedback literacy: a review of behaviour change techniques

Student Success Conference 2024

1 – 3 July, Melbourne, Australia

Enhancing students’ tertiary learning experiences and student success

The Student Success Conference is a partnership between the Students, Transitions, Achievement, Retention, and Success Group (STARS), Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA) and the National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA).

The conference will provide the opportunity to disseminate and discuss current research, good practice, emerging initiatives and leading edge ideas that are aimed at enhancing students’ tertiary learning experiences. The conference will focus on the 5 Pillars of Student Success: Students, Transitions, Achievement, Retention, and Success.

Tuesday 2 July12:40-13:10Nicole CrawfordExperiences of equity students negotiating life, work and learning: how can universities mitigate precarity and risk?
15:40-16:10Mollie Dollinger, Joanna TaiRethinking ‘Fitness to Practice’: towards inclusive course requirements
Wednesday 3 July10:20-10:50Nicole CrawfordCo-designing supports for rural mature-aged nursing and allied health students: A study protocol


8 – 11 July, Adelaide, Australia

Together We Innovate

The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference will serve as an international gathering for individuals dedicated to higher education research, promoting student success, and exchanging evidence-based knowledge on higher education policy and practice. HERDSA 2024 will focus on six broad themes including teaching, learning and the student experience, innovation and research, and values, justice and integrity.

Wednesday 10 July14:15-14:40Laura Hughes, Phill DawsonUsing behaviour change techniques to improve students’ feedback literacy: A review of published interventions
14:15-14:40Jaclyn BroadbentBeyond the new normal: Did the pandemic lead to lasting change in university courses?
Thursday 11 July9:30-9:55Tim ChambersRethinking authenticity in first-year assessment
14:45-15:45Jaclyn Broadbent – PanellistPanel Session: Evolution or revolution? Learning, teaching, and assessment with artificial intelligence

Other Conferences

The CRADLE team will also be at various other conferences over the next few months. Subscribe to stay up to date.

ISFC49Sydney1-5 JulyJack WaltonProblems and possibilities for the NAPLAN writing assessment: An introduction and exploration of figurative language choicesRead more

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