Published: 2021-09-01 09:06 | Updated: 2021-09-01 09:06

New perspectives on assessment at Teacher's Day 29/9

Teacher Day is intended to inspire you through the exchange of knowledge and experience on the topic of innovative assessment. The day is aimed at those of you who are involved in the design, development and delivery of education.

What is Teacher Day and what will the day look like?

Jennifer Valcke
Jennifer Valcke, Educational developer and project leader, Unit for Teaching and learning. Photo: N/A.

– Teacher Day is an event organised for KI teaching staff to exchange, discuss and reflect on their educational practices.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Teacher Day will be an entirely digital event. Moving this event online has been challenging, but also a fantastic opportunity to create a unique experience for the KI community!

What are your thoughts on this year’s topic - innovative assessment?

– Assessment is a thorny issue and a real challenge for teaching staff in general. Are we really measuring the attainment of our intended learning outcomes through our assessment practices? How can we ensure there is a mix of both formative and summative assessment so that our students practice applying the knowledge, skills and attitudes we wish them to develop? What constitutes being innovative in asessment and how can we upgrade our own assessment practices?

What are you most looking forward to?

– I am excited about listening to the two invited international speakers, Julie Walaszczyk from Belgium and TJ Ò Ceallaigh from Ireland, about how their own institutions have engaged with innovative assessment during the pandemic.

– I am also very curious to attend the workshops and sessions from our own KI teachers and educational developers who will present a wide range of topics: from the use of rubrics and best practices in question design to assessing the Sustainable Development Goals and looking at assessment from an equal opportunities perspective, among others. Check out our programme and I hope you will be as inspired as I am!

Program and registration

Program and registration for Teacher Day 2021

Please register no later than Sep 19th!