International Conference: Assessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015

Country: Hong Kong

City: Hong Kong

Abstr. due: 14.11.2014

Dates: 14.05.15 — 15.05.15

Area Of Sciences: Pedagogy;

Organizing comittee e-mail: conference2015@cetl.hku.hk

Organizers: Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Hong Kong

 

We are pleased to announce the International Conference: Assessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015, which will be held on 14 – 15 May 2015, in the exciting metropolitan city of Hong Kong. It is our great pleasure and privilege to invite you on behalf of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) to take part in this international conference. Hosted by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) at HKU, the conference is funded largely by the financial award provided by the Hong Kong University Grants Committee to Professor Rick Glofcheski, on the occasion of his being named winner of the inaugural University Grants Committee Teaching Award. The conference aim is to provide a platform that brings together all our partners and stakeholders – higher education experts, scholars, researchers, educators, and students – to share visions on assessment and feedback in higher education.

Assessment for learning has attracted the interest of higher education institutions worldwide. It is generally agreed that the ultimate aim of assessment is not mere documentation of student achievement, but also to provide opportunities for ongoing, constructive feedback as a dialogue between the teacher and the student, focusing on progress and improvement in supporting learning and motivating students, developing their capacity for self-assessment as reflective learners. However, are we ready to extend our assessment practice from the ‘assessment of learning’ to the ‘assessment for learning’? How can we achieve a balance between the two?

The programme of the upcoming event is carefully designed to incorporate a wide range of topics that reflect the conference theme of ‘Assessment for Learning’. It provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange conceptual and practical information relating to the development, innovation, and research for assessment in higher education. Every effort is made to ensure that all of our conference participants will enjoy a scholarly fruitful and enlightening experience.

Your participation will certainly contribute to rendering our conference a successful one. We look forward to meeting you soon in this informative, stimulating, and enjoyable event!

Conference Web-Site: http://www.cetl.hku.hk/conf2015/