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Effective exams, efficient grading (LM 08V)

WWB Area | Learning field
Teaching and Learning | Advanced teaching module

Starting point
International teaching staff and teaching staff with international students often feel left alone with testing and assessing student work in English. This workshop offers a platform to discuss general considerations of assessing students‘ written and oral work; participants can reflect their own approaches to assessing and grading, and learn from each other. Applying practical strategies and techniques directly, participants can develop more effective exam formats and contents and get to know strategies and rules to grade more fairly and efficiently.

Aim
By the end of the 2 days, participants have

  • discussed standards of good academic work in their disciplines,
  • created feasible connections between their teaching, and exam formats and contents,
  • formulated specific steps to handle their assessment and grading tasks more professionally,
  • worked with different forms of feedback,
  • discussed strategies for time-efficient assessment.

Content

  • Aligning teaching, assignments, and assessment at a German university, especially TU Berlin
  • Testing and assessing: teacher and student responsibilities
  • Preparing and giving more successful oral exams
  • Forms and functions of feedback
  • Making assessing and grading more efficient and effective
  • Rules and regulations of testing and grading for oral and written tests and exams

Methods
Trainer input, individual reflection, pair work, plenary discussion, role play, on-the-spot language feedback. Max. number of participants: 12. Course language: Englisch.

Notes
Lecturers and other teaching staff who examine and assess student work in English, or will do so in the near future.
Participants will profit most when they come with an open mind and are willing to share experiences and do some practical exercises directly related to their own examining tasks. They are expected to attend the complete online sessions, and to spend some time on developing and formulating own exam tasks, questions, and standards in-between contact sessions.

Course information

Course numberLM 08V
DateWed, 01.12.2021, 10:00-13:00 Uhr
Wed, 15.12.2021, 10:00-13:00 Uhr
(plus 2 hours self-organized task elaboration in bettween)
Scope8 hours, 10 working units à 45 min
FormatOnline course. Participants receive login data by email prior the course
ToolsVideoconference. Participants who want to prepare prior the course are invited to visit our Praxisblog and our Wiki.
InstructorsDr. Vera Leberecht and guest
Course languageEnglish
FeesFor employees, assistant lectures, registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin and junior scientists at HU Berlin, FU Berlin, Charité, the course is free of charge. If you do not belong to these groups of people, please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de for information on fees.
RequirementsParticipants should have English language skills at least the B2 level.
Participants please keep a laptop/ PC with video and audio function or a webcam and headset ready.
CompletionAssuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
CertificateApplicable for TU certificate for teaching and learning and for TiE-BAC certificate – Teaching in English.

For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any content questions regarding the course, please contact Dr. Monika Rummler.
In case of any organizational questions please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de.

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Your binding participation is very important to us. On the one hand, our courses are connected with high costs. On the other hand, we plan much group work and work interactively with you. Hence, should you be unable to attend the entire course or should you be prevented from attending the course at all, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate the place to other interested persons. In the event of multiple unexcused absence, we reserve the right to exclude you from further ZEWK courses.
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