Public Understanding of Assessment Seminar Series (Nov 2011 to Apr 2012)

This four-part seminar series took place from November 2011 to April 2012.

To download the programme for the whole series, click on the following link: PUA series flyer.

Podcasts of each seminar are available on this website. Please click on the links on the menu on the left of this page.

Seminar 1 – Wednesday 16th November 2011 Public and Media Perceptions of Assessment Speakers: Anastasia de Waal, Professor Roger Murphy and Warwick Mansell; Chair: Isabel Sutcliffe. To download the flyer click here.

Seminar 2 – Wednesday 18th January 2012 Perceptions of the Dependability of Assessment Speakers: Baroness Onora O’Neill, Dr Suzanne Chamberlain; Discussant: Professor Peter Tymms. To download the flyer click here.

Seminar 3 – Wednesday 7th March 2012 Policy-related Perceptions of Assessment Speakers: Professor Lord Paul Bew, John Bangs; Discussant: Alison Peacock; Chair: Professor Jim Tognolini. We are also pleased to announce the launch of the new book: Assessment and Learning, with generous sponsorship by the publishers: Sage Publications Ltd. To download the flyer click here.

Seminar 4 – Wednesday 25th April 2012 Perceptions of the Purposes of Assessment Speakers: Dr Paul Newton, Professor Val Klenowski, Sir Michael Barber; Discussant: Kathleen Tattersall OBE; Chair: Mark Anderson. To download the flyer click here.

Please note that Kathleen Tattersall was unable to join us so Isabel Nisbet kindly stepped in as discussant. Isabel was a career civil servant in the UK , with particular experience in the regulation of health care and education. She was the first Chief Executive of Ofqual and in 2011 moved to Singapore to take up a new role as Senior Education Adviser to Cambridge International Examinations on educational developments and thinking in the Asia-Pacific region.