Authentic Assessment: Making it Work
Date and Time
An ATN Symposium sponsored by: University of Technology Sydney, Curtin University, RMIT University, University of South Australia
Good authentic tasks are practice-oriented. They enable students to apply what they’re learning in realistic contexts, developing the higher-order skills, ways of thinking and capacity for evaluative judgement that will be needed in their future lives and careers.
This exclusive symposium focuses on making authentic assessment work for students, teachers, and universities across the ATN. With our keynotes and colleagues from across the ATN, we’ll share research and good practices and discuss ways forward for implementing authentic assessment while addressing the following challenging themes:
- How can we implement authentic assessment effectively across courses and programs?
- How can we make exams more authentic, or replace them with authentic tasks?
- Is there still a place for traditional tasks like essays, MCQs and closed-book exams?
- How can we increase authenticity and address the challenges of academic integrity?
- Each session will be followed by collaborative discussions, and we’ll hear from students about their perspectives.
More detail on the program and keynotes is available here.
This event is open to academic and learning and teaching-related staff from the four ATN partner universities.