Exams put to the test in learning and teaching conference

Our University is holding its 4th annual learning and teaching one-day conference which aims to celebrate learning and teaching through a showcase of good practice in learning, teaching and assessment; an opportunity for contestation in the Exam Debate; themed discussions and workshops on contemporary issues and research in practice.

As part of the afternoon events for the Discover: the Learning and Teaching Conference and Exhibition on 29 June, the Leicester Learning Institute in conjunction with the Students' Union are hosting a debate on the use, purpose and value of examination as a mode of assessment in Higher Education. This debate will inform an institutional conversation about how we might introduce well considered changes to our programmes in response to the University strategic imperative to vary the way that we assess our students, and to reduce the volume of exams.

In the run up to the debate, we are conducting a staff survey to gauge opinion on exams as assessment and measures of students’ learning which you can complete.

The event is for academic and professional colleagues at the University who have a passion for learning, researching teaching and sharing their practices. Registration for the conference is open until 4pm on Wednesday 22 June.

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