Ako Anmata: EdTalk on 12 October

Ako Anamata | Future Learning and Development is excited to invite UC staff to the next instalment of our monthly Ako Anamata: EdTalks – which this month will be given by Prof Catherine Moran and Assoc Prof Jane Abbiss.

Date: Tuesday 12 October
Venue: University of Canterbury Club (Ilam Homestead)
Time: 4pm – 6pm

The session includes:

  • 4.00pm: Welcome and introduction – Dr Brad Hurren, Kaiwhakawhanake Akoranga | Academic Developer (Ako Anamata | FL&D)
  •  4.05pm: Updates from the DVCA Office – Professor Catherine Moran, Tumu Tuarua Akoranga | Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic
  • 4.20pm: DLTP Scholar Presentation – Practice-oriented teaching and assessment: Finding relevance and enhancing scholarship – Assoc Prof Jane Abbiss, Ahonuku | Associate Professor (Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora | Education, Health & Human Development)
  • 4.55pm: Close, followed by networking with colleagues

 Please note that due to the current COVID-19 Alert Level 2, there are safety measures in place at the Ilam Homestead. These are:

  • This event will be treated as a private function;
  • Please wear face coverings when arriving at the venue, and when using the bathrooms;
  • For this event, only the upstairs bar will be staffed and contains the same selection as the downstairs bar, however no tap beers will be available;
  • Purchases can be only be made by card – no cash

 DLTP Scholar Presentation – Practice-oriented teaching and assessment: Finding relevance and enhancing scholarship

One of the challenges in tertiary teaching within professional programmes is to ensure the relevance of teaching and learning while also ensuring high levels of academic scholarship. As an integral part of teaching and learning, assessment needs to be relevant, authentic and based in the scholarship of the field or discipline. This project focuses on assessment as an aspect of tertiary teaching, in particular the possibilities for authentic, practice-oriented assessment in campus-based initial teacher education courses (as opposed to assessment of practice demonstrated during an internship). The starting point is one-year teacher education programmes in the School of Teacher Education, but questions of relevance and authenticity in assessment go beyond professional programmes; authentic assessment may be a goal in non-professional as well as professional programmes.

In this talk, Jane will address the idea of practice-oriented assessment and introduce the DLTP project. Assessment examples will be shared along with learning to date in relation to different forms of practice-oriented assessment, the challenges of undertaking this type of assessment, and suggestions for engaging in authentic assessment within university courses. There will be an opportunity for colleagues to share their own assessment experiences and ideas.

 DLTP monthly talks
Our DLTP (Distributed Leadership in Teaching Programme) Scholars have been successful in applying for the opportunity to secure both time and funding to explore and showcase their interests in teaching and learning. More information on the DLTP can be found here.

These monthly talks provide an exciting opportunity for DLTP scholars to showcase their work, as well as to give you a brief update on what’s happening in the wider teaching and learning areas at UC. The Ako Anamata: EdTalk is also time for colleagues and friends to get together and network in an informal setting. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on the DLTP please contact Dr Brad Hurren.

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