Professional Development Course for External Examiners
Enhancing Current Practice
Event bookings can only be created between
21/09/2020 - 23/11/2020
Susan Bray and Peter Harrison
(Pre-course, online module plus 2 half day webinars with additional online work between day 1 and day 2)
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is working with a range of higher education providers across the UK (including Coventry University) to design and pilot the generic professional development for external examiners as part of a project on degree standards running from 2016 to 2021. The aim of the professional development course is to enable aspiring, existing or experienced examiners to develop their understanding of the External Examiner role
You will be required to undertake pre-course online (most participants find that these take around 4 hours to complete)learning as part of this training. If you have not completed the pre-course learning unfortunately you will not be able to attend the session.
What are the benefits?
The outcomes of the course are that the attendees will:
understand more about the role of the external examiner as articulated in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and be confident to undertake this;
develop a deeper understanding of the nature of academic standards and professional judgement and explore the implications for external examining;
use evidence-informed approaches to contribute to impartial, transparent judgements on academic standards and the enhancement of student learning.
Topics covered include:
Variability in Standards
People as a source of variation
Professional practice in the external examiner role
Social moderation and the calibration of standards
Who should attend?
Experienced and/or aspiring External Examiners who work at the CUG
When making your booking please complete the additional requirements section with your discipline and if you are an aspiring or experienced external examiner.
Please be aware that if you do not complete all of the following aspects of the course you will not receive your certificate from Advance HE.
• online preparation prior to the start of the course
• meeting of 3.30 hours (via Zoom) Day 1
• preparatory work online
• meeting of 3.00 (via Zoom) Day 2
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