CELT Seminar – Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) presents:

Seminar: Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

By Honorary Professor Lewis Elton


Wednesday 13th October 2010, 1.30-3.30pm

University of Wales, Newport, Caerleon Campus, Edward Anwyl, Room A16


The main – and often sole – purpose of assessment in higher education is to encourage good learning, which should include the needs to be aware of the often contradictory demands of good learning for immediate use and for life. Other purposes relate to certification and to satisfying the needs of educational and professional bodies and of employers; arguably of least importance should be the need to satisfy the demands of national and local governmental bodies. The seminar, which – it is hoped – will be strongly interactive – is intended to be conversation between all the participants.

Lewis Elton, DSc, AcSS is Honorary professor of Higher Education, University College London, Emeritus professor of Higher Education and distinguished Visiting Scholar, University of Surrey; and visiting Professor of Higher Education, University of Gloucestershire. He is an Academician of the academy of Social Sciences, fellow of the American Institute of Physics, the Society for Research into Higher Education and Royal Society of Arts, and an Honorary Life Member of the Staff and Educational Development Association. He holds Doctorates (honoris causa) of the University of Kent at Canterbury, the University of Gloucestershire and the University of London (External). He received the first Times Higher Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005 and has presented with a Festschrift by his former students. His most recent work has been concerned with the scholarship of teaching and learning, including the research/teaching nexus in higher education, the balance between collegial and‘top down’management in universities, assessment for creativity and academic writing in the disciplines.  



Teas and coffees will be provided. Registration Required.

If you would like to attend please contact Vaida Andrijauskaite

Email: Vaida.andrijauskaite@newport.ac.uk Tel: 01633 435230