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'Using dialogue as an assessment tool'

Date(s) Friday 4 June 2010
Venue University of Central Lancashire
Corporation Street
Preston, Lancashire
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Organised by ESCalate and University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
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The ESCalate-funded Research Project ‘Using reflective dialogue to assess professional learning’ is undertaking comparative research into dialogic practice in HE. The project focus is on the use of dialogue for assessing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the context of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UK PSF) which was introduced in 2006 to raise the status of Teaching and Supporting Learning in HE, but our work is also more widely applicable.  

At this halfway point in our research we are raising some interesting issues about dialogue as an assessment tool.

Focus of Workshop

The project team would like to invite colleagues to a workshop on 4th June 2010 to establish with us how dialogue can be used:

•    To assess knowledge
•    To assess practice
•    To evidence reflection on practice

In the context of a growing need for tools that can flexibly and appropriately support and assess experience, practice, performance and motivation, this workshop will provide a valuable opportunity to explore a little researched tool and to share ideas and issues around its application and development.

Colleagues are invited to bring along models and materials, posters and fliers of their current practice in using of dialogue. Please email Ruth below with details

For bookings and please email and add the subject 'Workshop Booking’.