assessment

The forward testing effect

In February of this year, the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre’s Academic Developer Mark Baltovic attended the annual HEA Conference on STEM education, which this year looked at creativity in teaching, learning and student engagement. In this blog post, Mark discusses one of the interesting ideas discussed during the conference, the forward testing effect, and considers its practical potential […]

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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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The breadth of assessment

 Following the recent publication of the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Assessment Toolkit, Dr Erik Blair considers the ongoing nature of learning and assessment.

There are three parts to gaining a UK motorcycle licence. In the first stage you must get a provisional licence and complete a compulsory basic training (CBT) certificate to ride on public roads. After this you can ride, […]

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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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    Simulations- bringing real world contexts into the classroom

Simulations- bringing real world contexts into the classroom

In today’s post, the Teaching and Learning Centre’s Dr Jenni Carr considers the impact using real world simulations in the classroom can have on student learning.

My most valuable learning experience as an undergraduate was participating in a simulation, organised as part of a residential event. I wouldn’t have known then to call this collection of activities ‘a simulation’, but […]

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