Testing times: How can assessment shift from compliance to learning to improve wellbeing, integrity, and student success?
- Professor Merlin Crossley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, UNSW
- Professor Claire Macken, Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), RMIT University
- Professor Lynn Bosetti, Professor Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, The University of British Columbia; former Dean of Education, La Trobe University
- Professor Julia Christensen Hughes, President, Yorkville University
- Chaired by Professor Judyth Sachs
In 2021, assessment is evolving - because it is catching up with rapidly changing delivery, expectations, and student behaviour. Overnight, COVID deepened the wounds of financial pressure, anxiety, and wellbeing, and weakened sense of belonging. As such, there are more opportunities than ever before for students to engage in unethical behaviour - to cheat. Does the answer lie in a fundamental rethink of assessment? Can it be transitioned from an act of compliance, to an integrated part of students’ learning?