Tuesday, July 26, 2011

UOW Workshop: Groupwork: Promoting good team behaviour and making assessment fairer (Mark Feeeman)

Friday 29 July 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm in 32.G01
Associate Professor Mark Freeman on
Groupwork: Promoting good team behaviour and making assessment fairer
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One of the recommended actions for UOW arising out of the Assessment Benchmarking Project was to ‘share good practice and tools to support fair assessment of individual contributions to group work’. To invigorate the discussion around assessment of groupwork, Professor Tim McCarthy, on behalf of the Assessment Working Group, has invited Associate Professor Mark Freeman from the University of Sydney Business School to facilitate a workshop next week.

This workshop is particularly relevant for staff engaged in setting and assessing groupwork or in advising and consulting on the design of student assessment. It will cover a number of strategies and tools which promote good team behaviour and help to make the assessment fair. It builds on the ideas discussed in the lunchtime seminar that precedes it which focuses on groupwork in large classes. You are welcome to attend the lunchtime seminar (1.00-2.00 pm in 32.G01) and do not have to RSVP for the lunchtime seminar.

Afternoon tea is supplied so please respond to Margaret Wallace mwallace@uow.edu.au <mailto:mwallace@uow.edu.au> before 12 midday on Thursday 28 July to indicate that you will attend.


ABOUT MARK FREEMAN
Before Mark’s current secondment to the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) as Discipline Scholar (Business, Management and Economics), Mark was Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and Director Learning and Teaching at the University of Sydney Business School.

His recent roles include leading the ALTC’s Learning and Teaching Academic Standards project for business and the national scoping study of business higher education challenges, project leader for several national collaborative ALTC funded projects including Embedding the Development of Intercultural Competence in Business Education, member of the OECD Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes project expert group for economics.

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