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Theme 1: Assessment and the 1st Year Experience

The asynchronous discussion fora for each session will be open throughout the conference.

Schedule of synchronous chats

All times are BST (GMT 1)

 29th May 11am-12pm Effective feedback to 550 students - Discussion of:

“A Case Study of Online Collaborative Work in a Large First Year Psychology Class”
Jim Baxter, Strathclyde University, UK

Expert facilitator: Prof Derek Rowntree

 30th May 4pm – 5pm The interaction of peer & tutor feedback - Discussion of:

 “Collaborative Problem-solving in First Year Physics”
Simon Bates, University of Edinburgh, UK

“Formative assessment in a professional doctorate context: developing identities as researchers”
Dr. Barbara Crossouard & Dr. John Pryor, University of Sussex, UK

Expert facilitator: Prof Lewis Elton, University of Manchester, UK

31st May 8am-9am Writing for scientists - Discussion of: 
“Laboratory Reports, Reflective Essays, and the Contributing Student Approach”Dr John Hamer, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

“Integrating feedforward on academic writing into an undergraduate science course”
Charlotte Taylor, The University of Sydney, Australia 

Expert facilitator: Dr Colin Milligan, Strathclyde University, UK


"Assessment in the first year of higher education: old principles in new wrapping?"

Keynote by Prof Mantz Yorke, Lancaster University, UK