Workshop series to improve assessment

07 May 2012

Workshop series to improve assessmentThe Faculty of Health Sciences recently identified 'assessment' as its lead educational theme for 2012.

The first assessment workshop in the series, offered by the Education Development Unit and the faculty's Assessment Committee, was held on 25 April.

Topics included the design of multiple-choice questionnaires (MCQs) - discussed, in picture, by Dr Rachel Weiss - and an introduction to what's known as 'objective structured clinical examinations'.

The next workshop is scheduled for 21 May, and will be titled Designing Questions for Summative Examination Papers, followed by Assessing Complex Performances and Assessment Criteria for Clinical and Practice Learning Contexts on 23 May, and Group Assessment on 25 May.

For more information, contact Lunelle Pienaar.

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