Assessment in Theological Education
Sydney College of Divinity’s fifth Learning and Teaching Theology Conference from 23-24 April 2021 discusses, 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.
- Student Participation & Attainment (Domain 1)
- Learning Environment (Domain 2)
- Teaching & Learning (Domain 3)
- Research & Research Training (Domain 4)
- Institutional Quality Assurance (Domain 5)
- Governance & Accountability (Domain 6)
- Representation, Information, & Information Management (Domain 7)
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 may 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.