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Two Days Workshop conducted by University of Education on Assessment Issues and Item Construction for faculty members on 14th and 15th July 2016.

 

14 - 15 July 2016

Accra, Ghana

As part of the on-going faculty development programmes to improve quality of research, teaching and learning, the management of BlueCrest College organized a two day training workshop for its faculty in collaboration with University of Education, Winneba. The workshop was held on the 14 - 15 July, 2016.

The workshop was officially opened by Mr. Vivek K. Verma, Rector of BlueCrest College, who has emphasized the importance of the training to faculty members for their development and called for active participation to derive maximum benefits.

Resource persons of the workshop were Dr. Samuel Asare Amoah, HOD, Centre for Continuing Education IEDE ably supported by Dr. Samuel Kweku Hayford, Senior Lecturer, Special Needs Education and Dr. Kwaa – Aidoo, Acting HOD- ICT from University of Education Winneba.

First day of the workshop focused on fundamental principles of student assessment, goals and learning targets of instruction, the importance of learning objectives for classroom assessment, taxonomy of educational objectives (the cognitive domain, the affective domain, the psychomotor domain), stages involved in classroom test construction with emphasis that assessment should not be used as a punishment. The facilitators were of the view that the practice of following the same examination format must not be encouraged rather lecturers as experts should be given the flexibility in determining the format of their exams depending on the nature of the course.

Second day of the workshop primarily focused on acquisition of effective skills for project work supervision. Participants were therefore taken through an overview of research, research proposal and various types of research. Participants were also introduced to various project work assessment criteria from various institutions as a guide to the college. The facilitators advised that students’ research project should focus on adding to knowledge but not use software development as research project.

The interactive nature of the workshop provided avenue for participants to discuss lessons learnt and how they can apply the knowledge acquired. There was also a pre and post-test for participants to assess the impact of the training programme. The workshop came to an end with closing remarks by the Associate Dean (Academic Affairs).  All the necessary arrangements were arranged  by Registrar of BlueCrest College.




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