There will be an open lecture by IERS on January 24, 2020. Details of the event are as below:
Title: The movement for accountability in student learning in the US – The sociology of how we determined what should be assessed and how it should be assessed
Date & time : January 24 (Fri), 2020, 11: 30-12: 40 (3rd period)
Lecture in English.
Invited Speaker: Dr. Mark Nicholas (Executive Director, Institutional Assessment, Framingham State University)
Abstract: The movement for accountability in American higher education stoked interest in the assessment of student learning in a key liberal arts objective – critical thinking. In this discussion-based lecture, we will explore the sociology of how higher education in the US determined (a) that critical thinking is an important 21-century skill; (b) what constitutes critical thinking; and (c) the best methods to assess students’ development as critical thinkers. We will explore how various ideas, approaches, and players jostled for national attention and how they compete to be the dominant discourse on the American Education landscape.
For more information, please refer to the poster attached.