Reflections on assessment in higher education 1998-2016 *


  • Marion Palmer IADT


This paper is an exploration of my journey in assessment theory and practice as a teacher, lecturer, and an educational developer. When I moved to higher education eighteen years ago I promised myself that I would explore assessment and put theory into practice. In October 1998 I went from not being allowed to assess my own students to being required to do so in one day. This is a reflection on the consequences of that step in the form of a narrative of the theoretical and practical learning across that eighteen year period.

Author Biography

Marion Palmer, IADT

I am Head of Department of Technology and Psychology at IADT and chair of the Institute Teaching and Learning Committee. I am programme coordinator for the AIT LIN Certificate in Learning and Teaching (15 ECTS credits) level 9 at the Institute and lead staff development for teaching and learning with the Staff Training and Learning Development Officer. My research interests are teaching in institutes of technology and assessment. I have led a number of assessment seminars with Dr Jen Harvey of DIT.






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