“Sustainable assessment: Designing continuous assessment to encourage student learning for the longer term”
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:30 – 13:30 pm
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This seminar will address the issue of sustainable assessment in higher education. After defining sustainable assessment, we will address how we can design our assessment tasks to help students develop skills that are useful not only for immediate learning, but also for the longer term. The primary focus will be on ways to involve students in assessment to develop their assessment literacy while working on any course topic. Based on an example of a continuous assessment design, participants will reflect on how they could implement some principles of sustainable assessment in their own courses.
About Céline Girardet
Céline Girardet is a Master Assistant and lecturer at the university of Geneva (Switzerland), in the research group “assessment, regulation, and differentiation of learning”, directed by Prof. Lucie Mottier Lopez.
She completed her PhD in educational sciences on the topic of the evolution of vocational teachers’ beliefs regarding classroom management. During her PhD, she worked as a Junior Researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (Lausanne, Switzerland). She also worked as a visiting scholar at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) on a project about motivation to choose teaching.
Her current research focuses on assessment in higher education, specifically regarding continuous assessment, peer feedback, sustainable assessment, prosocial assessment, the role of emotions in assessment and feedback, and the evolution of teachers’ assessment-related beliefs. Her interests also include peer reviewing practices in scientific publishing. She is co-creator and co-editor of a scientific journal focusing on assessment in education (La Revue LEeE), which promotes an open and collaborative approach to peer reviewing.