2021 Symposium

What is assessment for inclusion?

Problematising inclusion, equity, and access in higher education assessment

CRADLE hosted its fifth international research symposium in October 2021. The theme for the 2021 Symposium was What is assessment for inclusion? Problematising inclusion, equity, and access in higher education assessment. Attendance by a varied audience from across the globe reflected the widespread interest in this area of research. CRADLE’s most significant research event of the year featured keynote presentations by renowned international researchers.

  • Dr Jan McArthur, Lancaster University: Creating Synergies between Assessment for Social Justice and Assessment for Inclusion.
  • Professor Penny Jane Burke, University of Newcastle: Inclusive Assessment: Recognising Difference through Communities of Praxis.

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    We also tackled the big questions on Inclusive Assessment in our interactive panel discussion.


    The symposium and associated book brought together international authors to examine how diversity and inclusion impact assessment in higher education. The book provides educators with the knowledge and understanding required to transform practices so that they are more equitable and inclusive of diverse learners.


    Symposium Delegates

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