LiHE'15 Greece - Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

Country: Greece

City: Aegina Island

Abstr. due: 16.02.2015

Dates: 31.05.15 — 04.06.15

Area Of Sciences: Pedagogy;

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Organizers: Institute for Leaning in Higher Education


Contribute a chapter to the hardcover anthology ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION to be published worldwide by Libri Publishing Ltd, Oxfordshire, UK. All submissions are quadruple blind reviewed to guarantee a high quality and high profiled publication.

All accepted authors meet on the beautiful island of Aegina, Greece for the 13th international symposium organised by the Institute for Learning in Higher Education. The LiHE symposium is an inspiring and productive symposium, where all authors of accepted chapters will collaborate to review, edit and refine their chapters for the anthology, and join forces to finalise the manuscript for publication.
About the anthology

Higher education prepares students for a professional life through learning. However, because learning takes place in students’ minds it is invisible to others. Learning must be assessed, therefore, through performance— by what students can do with their learning – so that we are able to discern, quantify, qualify and communicate student learning to employers and other interested parties. Assessment then, is the process by which academics form judgments on student achievement and communicate those judgments to others. The assessment of learning can take many forms: summative and formative, individual and collective or authentic and abstract. Indeed, assessment methods are multitudinous with no assessment method fitting all learning situations; the assessment of learning must be designed for a specific context. Also important to the assessment of learning practice is that the assessment method ought to afford additional student learning so that assessment enables a feedback loop that enables students to learn through reflection on their own performance – i.e. that which is often referred to as an assessment for learning approach.

The editors, therefore, seek chapters which document innovative methods for assessing learning in higher education. They aspire to publish an anthology which is diverse in nature and which showcases concrete examples of the assessment of learning in higher education from around the world.

Reviewers will refer to the following questions when reviewing chapter proposals:

    Does the chapter show a clear example of the assessment of learning in higher education?
        It is required that a chapter not only describes the assessment method, but also documents an example of its application to learning in higher education.
    Is the chapter grounded in contemporary theory of both assessment as it relates to learning?
        It is important that a chapter not only describes the assessment method, but also situates it theoretically.
    Does the chapter demonstrate how assessment enhances student learning?
        It is expected that a chapter moves beyond speculation, instead providing evidence of the enhanced student learning which is results from the assessment.
    Is the submission clear, compelling and concise?
        It is a must that the chapter is written with readers in mind, using a fresh and modern style, which appeals to a broad audience.

About the symposium

The LiHE 2015 Greece symposium on ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION takes place on the beautiful Greek island of Aegina, home of the first Capitol of Greece – Aegina Town – and site of the first minted coin (700 BC). It is hosted at the family-run Kavos Bay Seafront Hotel, which is located on the seafront adjacent to the local village of Aghia Marina. Its outdoor terrace will be turned into a buzzing workshop, where participants will also enjoy the 180 degree panoramic view of the sea to the south while being shaded by the preserved pine forest leading inland to the north… This setting is the closest one can get to experience the philosophy of the ancient Greek symposium.
About the editors

The anthology is edited by Professor Dr. Claus Nygaard, Institute for Learning in Higher Education; Professor Dr. John Branch, University of Michigan; Professor Dr. Paul Bartholomew, Aston University.
About the publisher

Libri Publishing Ltd., Brunel House, Volunteer Way, Farringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7YR, UK. [Libri Publishing Ltd. website]. Libri is a publishing company committed to providing innovative, high quality, challenging publications for readers. It is a highly responsive publishing service for authors and client organisations. Libri was established in February 2009 by a team of colleagues who had worked together for a dozen years in professional and academic publishing, knowledge transfer, and the management and delivery of blended learning projects. Between them, Libri’s senior managers have over fifty years’ of experience in media organisations, higher education and consultancy. Their extensive expertise includes authorship, design, editing, printing and publishing, IT and e-learning pedagogy, and the design and provision of continuing professional development programmes. Libri supports its core expertise with a broad-based supply chain of long-established and highly skilled sub-contractors. Libri Publishing Ltd. is the publisher of the following LiHE-anthologies: Teaching Creativity – Creativity in Teaching; Postgraduate Education. Form and Function; Beyond Transmission – Innovations in University Teaching; Simulations, Games and Role-Play in University Education; Learning in Higher Education – Contemporary Standpoints; Quality Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; Student Engagement. Identity, Motivation and Community; Learning Space Design in Higher Education.
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