Sustainable assessment and philosophies of education

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The assessment techniques used in university curricular are often influenced by the educational philosophy to which the educator (or course-designer) ascribes. In this presentation, we examine a range of educational philosophies and their related assessment techniques. We propose that truly sustainable assessment may only be achieved if the educator values contributions from a range of educational philosophies, and the assessment techniques which those philosophies espouse. A practical diagram is then presented for discussion. The purpose of the diagram is to help educators think about the use of assessment techniques from a range of perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jul 2020
Event45th International Conference on Improving University Teaching (IUT), 2020 - Virtual conference, Boston, United States
Duration: 01 Jul 202003 Jul 2020
Conference number: 45 (conference program)


Conference45th International Conference on Improving University Teaching (IUT), 2020
Abbreviated titleTowards Sustainable Assessment and The Digital Pivot
CountryUnited States
OtherIUT is replacing our planned 2020 conference in Padua with a virtual conference, to be held on the original dates of July 1-3, with bonus extended access. This virtual conference will have two themes—our original theme of “Toward Sustainable Assessment” and a second theme, “The Online Pivot,” about teaching in a virtual environment.
The 45th IUT conference will feature many of our traditional offering—papers, posters, roundtables, and plenary addresses—some live and some posted for access before and after the conference. Participants will enjoy unlimited access to all conference materials online through September 30st. In addition, we will offer networking and group chat opportunities, including a robust online forum, with both synchronous and asynchronous options to participate on your schedule. Finally, building on this virtual conference, we plan to make our website a year-round resource for the university teaching community.
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    Ebbs, P. (2020). Sustainable assessment and philosophies of education. Abstract from 45th International Conference on Improving University Teaching (IUT), 2020, Boston, United States.