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Measuring the Un-Measurable:  

Teaching and Learning Symposium: A Workshop on Assessment and Documentation of Student Development and Learning

June 16-18, 2016 University of Macau

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In today’s world, higher education institutions everywhere have to deal with how one measures and documents both classroom and non-classroom learning experiences including; residential living, extracurricular activities, service learning, internships, work-study, informal learning, prior life experiences, external online courses (MOOCs) and training activities.  To respond to this challenge, we invite you to participate in “Measuring the Un-Measurable:  A Teaching and Learning Symposium/Workshop on Assessment and Documentation of Student Development and Learning”, 16-18 June 2016 at the University of Macau.

The objectives of this symposium/workshop is to focus on the issues and challenges of assessing student learning and development both in and outside the classroom and to provide an international forum for conversations, brainstorming, exchange of ideas, and the development of qualitative and quantitative approaches and tools for measuring the un-measurable of student learning and development, with a focus on whole person education.

The two-day symposium/workshop is open to interested individuals in the higher education community in Greater China PRC, Asia and beyond. The symposium/workshop will provide a venue where faculty members, academic staff and graduate students can come together to share, present work and exchange ideas. Participants who attended the whole program will be awarded a certificate of participation documenting their participation and intended outcomes of participation listed as follow.

Participants will:

  • Develop and expand their network of academic colleagues in Greater China, South East Asia, Australia and the US.
  • Have the opportunity to develop both qualitative and quantitative assessment skills through hands-on activities.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of key issues with respect to measuring and documenting student development and learning at a variety of institution types.
  • Be able to define and articulate key challenges in measuring student development and learning and propose solutions to address the challenges.
  • Engage in conversations with international experts regarding both formal and informal student learning.