Credit based curricula: choices and challenges
- University of Westminster, London
- 18 June 2009 00:00 - 19 June 2009 00:00
Following on from last year’s theme of the mainstreaming of academic credit, the focus of the Conference is “Credit based Curricula: Choices and Challenges”.
John Craven, University Alliance
Alan Palmer, HEFCE Policy Adviser
In addition to input from the keynote speakers providing a specialist perspective on important current issues such as credit-based funding for HE, there will be the opportunity to engage in informal debate on both policy and practice. Workshops confirmed will include:
- Chris Rust and Berry O’Donovan from Oxford Brookes, who will discuss strategies for improving credit based assessment systems and practice
- Tony Turjansky from Edge Hill University will outline the considerations of level, learning outcomes and volume of learning in the design of a module-based curriculum
- Frank Lyons from the University of Portsmouth who will lead a session on offering quality assured APEL
- Annie Watts and Jane Campbell-Baigrie from the University of Plymouth will provide an insight into their innovative approach to AP(EL) within the Faculty of Health & Social Work
- European credit and qualifications issues update (leader tbc)
They will also hold a consultation and feedback session on SEEC’s revised (2009 version) Credit Level Descriptors. They welcome additional offers of workshops and papers relevant to the conference theme.