Assessment in History – Reassessing the purpose and future of assessment in the study of history
DATE: 23 May 2022 (pending UCU strike dates)
OUTLINE: This event, organised by History UK, is designed to reassess the purpose and future of assessment in history. Assessment is a fundamental part of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, but what role does (and should) assessment play in the study of history in Higher Education? And how does this connect with history assessment in secondary schools and the skills required by a range of employers and careers? This event will be an opportunity to address these questions. Case studies will be used to explore how and why different types of assessment are being used in history degrees. Alongside more traditional forms of assessment such as essays and exams, more innovative approaches to assessment are emerging which present opportunities and challenges.
Contributions on any aspect of assessment in the history curriculum are invited. We would particularly encourage participants to think about:
- The purpose and future of assessment in history UG and PG degrees
- Assessment and inclusivity
- Digital assessment
- Creative assessment
- Practice-based assessment
- Assessment for Learning
- History assessment in secondary schools
- Assessment and Employability
- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on assessment
We welcome proposals for panels or papers that address the theme of assessment in history degrees. Proposals can take the form of individual papers (10 mins), panels (three to four papers on a related theme) or interactive workshops (30 mins). Participants will be invited to contribute to a publication on this theme.
To submit your proposal, please send a short abstract (upto 200 words in the case of an individua paper, upto 500 for a panel) to Dr Sarah Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 12th April 2022.