Teaching, Challenges and Innovation Symposium 2019

The School is hosting its 4th Teaching, Challenges and Innovation Symposium, with the theme of Assessment.

When: Wednesday 11 December 2019, 8:45am – 2:00pm
Where: Conference Rooms 1–3, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

The Symposium will explore current assessment approaches as well as innovative strategies that can be used in our teaching at the School.

Speakers: Professor Sophia Zoungas, Professor Wayne Hodgson, Professor Danny Liew A/Professor Basia Diug, Professor Dragan Ilic, Dr George Kotsanas, Dr Darshini Ayton, and members of the MERQ team.


Participants will divide up into the two themes they elected upon registration:

THEME 1: The Art of Writing MCQs and EMCQs
  • Theme Leads: Professor Dragan Ilic and Dr Nazmul Karim
  • Number of participants in theme: 50
  • Aim: To describe strategies for writing multiple choice questions (MCQs) and evaluating their quality.
  • Activities: Participants will work in small groups to write MCQ and evaluate their effectiveness. Participants will examine the characteristics that determine whether an MCQ is ‘good’ or ‘bad’.
  • Outcome: Participants will have a ‘toolkit’ for writing MCQs.
THEME 2: Approaches to Giving Constructive Feedback
  • Theme Leads: Dr Darshini Ayton and Associate Professor Basia Diug
  • Number of participants in theme: 50
  • Aim: To demonstrate different strategies which can be utilised to give meaningful feedback in different settings.
  • Activities: After a demonstration of various feedback approaches participants will work in groups through scenarios and on examples to give feedback.
  • Outcome: Participants will have a ‘toolkit’ for providing feedback.

Information and resources from previous Symposiums

2018 · 2017 · 2016