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Making Judgements and Ensuring Quality – May '21

Making a judgement is personal but making a judgement on an assessment requires objectivity. How do we ensure objective judgement?

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Making Judgements and Ensuring Quality – May '21
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Making fair and objective judgements is an art and a science. It takes practice and requires the tutor to challenge unconscious behaviour (bias) that may impact on our judgement.

Careful design and sharing ownership of the assessment criteria with your students can contribute to a mutual understanding of how judgement is made. Yet we have to continuously check and enhance our practice through calibration, standardisation and moderation.

What topics will you cover?

  • Making judgement and understanding quality
  • Designing assessment criteria
  • Calibration, standardisation and moderation
  • Quality assurance and enhancement

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply more objective approaches in making judgement on assessment
  • Design assessment criteria that rewards
  • Summarise your guidance (and respond to feedback) that encourages practices including calibration, standardisation and moderation in assessment
  • Report your actions that assure and enhance quality in assessment and feedback practices.

Who is the course for?

Colleagues at Coventry University and CU Group who teach and/or support student learning in HE.

Who will you learn with?

Assistant Professor and Module Leader for 7001CRB. Motivated by enhancing the students’ learning experience and developing tutors, home and abroad.
MCom (Economics) & MA (T&L HE) SFHEA

Academic Developer at CU since 2018. Diverse experience supporting teaching, learning and research in Higher Education. Favours a facilitative style. PhD in Applied Linguistics (AKA a "word nerd").

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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