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Please note that the EDC Institute is committed to facilitating an inclusive learning experience. If you require accommodations or have any dietary needs that might affect your experience at the conference, please send an email to faculty.development@sheridancollege.ca

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Tuesday, October 18 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Assessment Design: Best Practices for Inclusive Teaching and Learning

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Truly inclusive assessment provides all students with an equal opportunity to successfully demonstrate their ability to meet the learning outcomes. As the needs of learners become increasingly complex, it is essential that we move away from the common practice of reacting to individual learners’ needs by making assessment accommodations, and become more proactive in our approach to assessment. This interactive workshop encourages participants to consider inclusive assessment during curriculum design. 

The session will begin with an overview of the research and best practices literature, and exploration of a variety of inclusive assessment methods. After guiding participants through a few examples, a group activity will provide the opportunity to apply these concepts in a collaborative activity.  Participants will break into small groups to review a syllabus and propose inclusive assessments that align with the learning outcomes. To conclude, groups will be asked to share a synopsis of their group’s process, ideas and challenges for discussion.

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Dianne Ashbourne

Educational Developer, RGASC, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Dianne Ashbourne has an M.A. from the University of British Columbia where she focused on higher education and research methodology. After completing her degree, Dianne worked at Capilano University where she collaborated with faculty members to develop tools and processes to facilitate the assessment of student learning outcomes. She also developed resources and delivered professional development workshops to enhance the pedagogical practices of... Read More →
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Tyler Evans-Tokaryk

Director, RGASC, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Tyler Evans-Tokaryk has a PhD in English and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Western Ontario. His PhD dissertation examined competing discourses underlying the theory and practice of international development, focusing specifically on economic and literary texts, the relationship between the discourses, and their respective attempts to tell the “story of development.” Tyler is currently a Writing Specialist... Read More →

Tuesday October 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Halton Room

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