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Keynote Address
Day , 9.55 - 10.45
Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre

'Innovative assessment at masters level'.

Masters level assessment is a seriously under-researched area, but good assessment at Masters level is as important for good learning as at any other level. This presentation will aim to provide an overview of some of the principal innovative approaches discovered half way through my three year NTFS research project and propose some ideas on how assessment can improve learning by being fit-for-purpose.


Professor Sally Brown is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Diversity in Teaching and Learning at Leeds Metropolitan University and was until July 2010 PVC (Academic). Sally is a champion of diversity in education and is at the forefront of the University’s work in this area.  She was for five years Director of Membership Services for the Institute for Learning and Teaching, prior to which she worked at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle for almost 20 years as a lecturer, educational developer and Head of Quality Enhancement.

She is a National Teaching Fellow and was awarded a 200,000 NTFS grant for three years to research Innovative Assessment at masters level. She is widely published, largely in the field of teaching, learning and assessment and has recently collaborated on a number of publications on best practice in relation to inclusive learning and internationalisation in the education context. Sally is also a workshop facilitator and keynote speaker at conferences and events in the UK and internationally.