Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2020-2021 (archived)
Formative assessment opportunities include formal pieces of work which need to be completed in order to progress, e.g. a critical review of individualsâ€™ teaching practice presented to other course participants and an outline proposal for their enquiry-based project, for which formal tutor and peer comments will be provided, as well as many informal development opportunities to discuss work and gain feedback in a dialogic manner, e.g. in small group or 1-1 reflection on teaching sessions and mentoring meetings, aimed at supporting participants in improving their academic practice. There will be several opportunities to post reflective comments (e.g. in a discussion board or blog) and to read and comment on other participantsâ€™ posts. These posts will provide the basis of reflective texts and professional conversations, constructed incrementally and enhanced by peer review and eventually contribute to the summatively assessed work. Participants will be encouraged to develop autonomy in seeking feedback from multiple sources and developing their ability to self-assess as well as reviewing the work of their peers. Exemplars of past participantsâ€™ work will be used extensively to develop current participantsâ€™ notions of quality and evaluative judgement.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University