Linguistic and cultural diversity, and inclusive assessment

Linguistic and cultural diversity, and inclusive assessment

Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service
Date: Wednesday 29 January 2020
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Venue: Teaching Room, Southpark House
Category: Academic events
Speaker: Dr Angela Gayton

How can staff awareness be raised of the fundamental role that language plays in ensuring inclusive assessment practice? In responding to this question, this session identifies common communicative issues and obstacles in assessment practices in HE, within the wider context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity among student cohorts. Topics covered include:

• staff use of language in formative and summative feedback
• students’ comprehension of written and oral feedback
• clear communication of assessment tasks
• language skills required for students to successfully perform in different kinds of assessments
• evaluation and grading of students’ use of language in assessed work, particularly those with English as an additional language.

Manageable tips and techniques are proposed as solutions to these challenges, the implementation of which poses minimal burden to already busy staff, but facilitates greater inclusivity in assessment practices.

This session is open to staff of the University of Glasgow. For the avoidance of doubt as to eligibility, it would be helpful if you could please register using your staff email address

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Tea and coffee will be available

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