First PASCL Training of Peer Assessment Teams

The first PASCL Training of Peer Assessment Teams in Student Centered Learning hosted by Central European University at their campus in Budapest on 16. and 17. February 2015, has successfully concluded.

DSC00047 (1)

The presentations given by PASCL consortium members can be downloaded from the links in the agenda:

PASCL Training of Peer Assessment Teams

in Student Centered Learning

training agenda

Location: Central European University

Budapest, 1051 Nador street nr. 9

Popper room (Monument Building, 1st floor, room 102)

Sunday, 15 February:

all day arrival of participants

Monday, 16 February

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Liviu Matei, CEU Provost and Pro-Rector, Professor in Higher Education Policy

10:00 – 11:00 Context and aim of the training: description of the PASCL Project (goals, activities, implementation, expected outcomes)

Tijana Isoski, European Students Union (ESU), Executive Committee Member

This is an introductory session, presenting PASCL Project to the participants by explaining main goals and activities of the project. During the session participants will be given insight into work packages and project partners involved, with overview of their relevant experience. Participants will be given a chance to introduce themselves and express their interest and experience on the matter. Main focus will be placing this training into PASCL concept, describing its place, relevance and expected outcomes that will contribute to PASCL’s feasibility. At the end of the session participants will have basic knowledge on the project and better understanding of their role in PASCL that will enable them to shape first expectations for the training.

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 13:00 Student-centered learning: principles, benefits, challenges, levels of implementation (from classroom to institutional level)

Pusa Nastase, Senior Program Manager, CEU, Center for Higher Education Policy

Matyas Szabo, Director, CEU, Roma Access Programs

The session will look at the various definitions and principles of student-centeredness, as well as the possible areas and levels of its manifestations in universities. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the benefits of student centered approach for institutions and society at large, as well as challenges of its implementation at the institutional level and in the classroom. Participants will be invited to share and debate examples of good practices in institutional policies, curriculum and course design and teaching approaches.

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 16:30 Peer assessment: concepts, principles, processes, case studies

Anthony F. Camilleri, Policy Analyst/Project Manager, Knowledge Innovation Centre, Slovenia

The session will give an introduction to Quality Assurance Peer Review, covering the following topics: introduction to principles and methodologies of Quality Assurance, peer-review as a communication exercise and code of conduct for peer-review.

19:00 – Late Group Dinner

Tuesday, 17 February

9:30 – 11:00   Designing an enhancement-led peer-assessment visit

Jussi Välimaa, Professor, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

This session will focus, first, on the principles of enhancement-lead evaluation. Secondly, it will discuss the role of the evaluation teams during the PASCL site visits. Finally, the session will reflect on the nature of the process of evaluation in the Peer Assessment of Student-centred Learning.

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 13:00 Work in groups

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 16:00 Group presentations: feedback and discussions

16:00 – 17:00 Preparing the peer assessment visits (questions and answers)

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.