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Student-led assessment, in an online or blended learning context

June 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This webinar, led by Dr Simon Riley, University of Edinburgh, and based on his work, will explore student-led assessment, as part of Student-Led, Individually-Created Courses (SLICCs). SLICCs provide students with a reflective experiential learning and assessment framework using an e-portfolio, based around five generic learning outcomes [analysis, application, skills, mindsets, evaluation].  The framework is flexible – so from Foundation to Professional PhD, for single students or groups, for experiences that are proposed by students themselves or are offered by staff within a course structure, for on or off campus, or online – so whatever ‘hybrid’ is to you, SLICCs should work!  SLICCs also offer students the opportunity to undertake projects on wicked problems, where they are almost inevitably going to ‘fail’, but by being able to understand their learning gains in a complex and uncertain environment, they can still receive excellent assessment grades.  The session will consider the student-led developments and adaptations within the current Covid-19 restrictions, and will invite participants to share and/or explore implications for assessed student employability projects and initiatives in the 2020/21 academic year.


Simon Riley is a Senior Lecturer in Edinburgh Medical School with a long-standing interest in experiential, reflective and portfolio learning and assessment. In his secondee role at the Institute for Academic Development, with SLICCs he is running a long-term project on how to effectively deliver this type of learning across this large institution, at scale, including how to enable inter-disciplinary working across school and college boundaries.