Professor Joseph Gray - Inaugural Lecture

Thursday, 24th October 2019 at 4:00pm
Davidson Lecture Theatre, Davidson Building

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The art and science of assessment
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Joseph Gray - Inaugural Lecture

Most teaching and assessment practices in higher education have been inherited through the fog of history. Does our system make sense? Professor Gray will consider “research-led” teaching, particularly relating to (bio)science degree programmes, and will find sensible practice. He will consider assessments and grading, and will be left less satisfied. He will argue that assessment need not be a “shadow or imitation” process (after Sawyer, 1943) where grades become a sterile and unsatisfying pursuit of other grades. Rather assessment, properly used, can be a powerful driver of education and learning. Assessment should be a cradle, not a tomb (after Sertillanges, 1921). This talk is aimed at a wide audience. Students, in particular, are welcome.


Starts: Thursday, October 24th 2019 at 4:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: October 24th 2019


Davidson Lecture Theatre, Davidson Building
University of Glasgow
G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

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