assessment diversity

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    Hearing Voices: introducing the spoken voice into assessment and learning

Hearing Voices: introducing the spoken voice into assessment and learning

by Dr Colleen McKenna
Speak the speech, I pray you … trippingly on the tongue           
Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 2
Recently, Maria Bach (an academic in the Economics department at the American University of Paris and a participant on the LSE PGCertHE) produced a podcast as an assignment. We had negotiated this as an alternative to a written piece, and it […]

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    Biscuit anyone? Using standards based assessment to support diversification in assessment

Biscuit anyone? Using standards based assessment to support diversification in assessment

Ahead of the January workshop ‘Making the grade: How standards based assessment supports diversification’, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Jenni Carr discusses the relationship between assessment criteria and successfully diversifying assessment.

One of my favourite activities to include in any workshop on assessment is the ‘biscuit exercise’.

On the face of it, it’s a very simple format. Divide the participants into […]

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    Diversifying the Curriculum – recent developments and current projects at LSE

Diversifying the Curriculum – recent developments and current projects at LSE

In this post, Dr Colleen McKenna from the Teaching and Learning Centre reflects on recent conversations about diversifying aspects of the curriculum across the School.
These are outsiders, always. These stars—
these iron inklings of an Irish January,
whose light happened
thousands of years before
our pain did; they are, they have always been
outside history… (Eavan Boland ‘Outside History’ ll. 1-6)
A recurring motif in […]

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    The long fight for in-session resits and assessment diversity at LSE

The long fight for in-session resits and assessment diversity at LSE

Jasmina Bidé and Riham Mansour, respectively LSESU Education Officer and LSESU Community and Welfare Officer, write on the School’s recent commitment to assessment reform.

40 years after students began agitating for summer resits, the LSESU and LSE have between them accomplished the historic achievement of voting yes to in-session exam resits and assessment diversification.

Exam resits and assessment diversification are […]

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    Booking now open for the Education Symposium 2017: Putting assessment at the heart of the student experience

Booking now open for the Education Symposium 2017: Putting assessment at the heart of the student experience

The Educational Strategy Unit, Teaching and Learning Centre and LSE LIFE would like to welcome all colleagues and LSE PhD students to the Education Symposium 2017. The Symposium will take place on 10th May from 9.45-14.00 on the 8th Floor of the New Academic Building. Guests are welcome to attend the whole event, or any of the sessions outlined […]

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