Assessment in
Theological Education

2021 SCD Learning and Teaching Theology Conference

When

23 – 24 April 2021

Starting 09:00 AM


Review on demand from
25 April – 2 May 2021

Where

Online via zoom

with live Q&A sessions with keynote speakers and presenters

Fifth SCD Learning and Teaching Theology Conference

How does best-practice assessment help to shape the theological graduate for their future vocation?

Although assessment might be onerous to student, faculty, and the institution, it is an essential part of the student learning experience and ought to be integral to it. While theological students are being tested by their academic program, they are also testing God’s calling for their lives. How does best-practice assessment help to shape the theological graduate for their future vocation?

Assessment is an element of Theological Education that touches upon each of the seven domains of the Higher Education Standards 2015. Presentations will be organized (approximately) in these domains, providing an opportunity for papers on assessment in relation to any aspect of the student experience of Theological Education: from Learning & Teaching, through Student Support, to Institutional Governance. Papers can be theoretical, or discussions of practical educational experience, or both.

Through this multi-perspectival approach, the conference will explore assessment as an integral part of the learning and teaching environment that shapes future theological graduates.


An event not to be missed!

SCD is about promoting excellence in theological learning and teaching. Through our conferences we want to continue to stimulate reflection on the theory and practice of theological education, students learning about God.
Associate Professor Peter Bolt
Academic Director, SCD

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We strive to provide quality and an innovative learning and teaching environment that facilitates SCD’s vision to operate as a leading theological education provider equipping people for effective professional and lay ministry in a rapidly changing environment.
Professor Diane Speed
CEO and Dean, SCD

Sessions

April 23, 2021
April 24, 2021

9:10 AM-
10:30 AM

Assessment that Equips

Live Stream

Assessment that equips students to monitor and control the quality of their own performance while production is under way….

Plenary Address

Prof Royce Sadler

11.00 AM-
12.30 PM

Assessing Change

Live Stream

What sort of change can assessment measure, and how, if at all, can assessment promote and guide change?

Plenary Address

Dr Andrew Shead

2:00 PM-
2:30 PM

Educating for Virtue

On Demand

The paper is built upon five premises relating to the promise of the New Covenant as declared in Hebrews 8:10.

Domain 3: Learning & Teaching

Dr Peter Carblis

2.00 PM-
2.30 PM

“Leveling the Assessment Playing Field”

On Demand

The paper introduces the chart & guidelines designed to align AT to LO based on unit level, explain the process, articulate the rationale, and look at initial implementation & f…

Domain 1: Student Participation & Attainment

Dr Rob Fringer

Dr Dean Smith

2:30 PM-
3:00 PM

Analysis and Exhortation in Grading Student Papers

On Demand

The paper sets out a series of aims and methods for providing constructive critical feedback, via a marking rubric, which is part of the teaching and learning process….

Domain 1: Student Participation & Attainment

Dr Andrew Stewart

3:30 PM-
4:00 PM

Creative Assessment in Theological Education

On Demand

The paper explores the idea that more creative approaches to assessment are theologically sound and intrinsically motivating to both students and lecturers….

Domain 3: Learning & Teaching

Dr Neil Holm

4.00 PM-
4.30 PM

“Assessment Long Before the First Class”

On Demand

The paper will argue that best-practice assessment should begin as part of the process of a potential student applying to study….

Domain 1 & 2: Student Participation & Attainment, and Learning Environment

Dr David Wright

4:30 PM-
5:30 PM

A Tale of Two Villages: Writing a medieval chronicle

On Demand

A Tale of Two Villages is a group project where each village of 4 or 5 inhabitants must write a narrative history of their locale in the form of a chronicle….

Domain 1 & 2: Student Participation & Attainment, and Learning Environment

Dr Yvette Debergue

9:10 AM-
10:30 AM

Assessment that Better Equips

Live Stream

Assessment that better equips students to monitor and control the quality of their own performance while production is under way….

Plenary Address

Prof Royce Sadler

11:00 AM-
12:30 PM

Changing Assessment

Live Stream

How can we create cycles of feedback and change in assessment, and develop expertise to meet the specific needs of students?…

Plenary Address

Dr Andrew Shead

1:30 PM-
2:00 PM

Leveraging Student Feedback

On Demand

The paper will outline the three phase process that ACOM developed to improve their appraisal and action on all student feedback…

Domain 5: Institutional Quality Assurance

Edwina Blair

3:30 PM-
4:00 PM

Towards Meaningful Student Course Evaluations

On Demand

The paper will discuss the challenges of SCEs and guide the development of a Student Reciprocal Evaluation process relevant to the particular context of each participant….

Domain 5: Institutional Quality Assurance

Dr Perry Shaw

4:30 PM-
5:00 PM

Theological Resources for Markers: the Impartiality of God

On Demand

The paper will explore the biblical portrayal of divine impartiality and its implications for human life, and will seek to constructively align this theological resource with marking be…

Domain 2: Learning Environment

Assoc Prof Peter Bolt

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