Peking University holds the 3rd International Salon on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Peking: The 3rd International Salon on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education was held online on June 18, with the topic “What do we need from assessment in the post covid-19 era”. A total of 40 faculty members from Peking University and more than 400 teachers from over 40 universities participated in the online salon.

The keynote speaker was Professor Simon Walker from University College London. He supports educational enhancement across UCL, leading educational strategy initiatives on assessment and feedback and program design. Professor Walker’s keynote speech revolved around the topics of feedback and review. He first touched on how to proceed with reviewing work. He then introduced a review framework aimed at ensuring the coherency and effectiveness of feedback. Lastly, Professor Walker stressed the importance of fostering review literacy among students. His speech was wrapped up with a Q&A session, in which Professor Walker and the participants engaged in a discussion regarding open-book exams, reviewing individual work in team projects, and other relevant topics.

The International Salon on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education was organized by the Center for Excellent Teaching and Learning at Peking University. It aimed to create a platform for faculty members in Chinese universities and experts and scholars from world-class universities to explore cutting-edge theories, share teaching practices, broaden global horizons and make innovations on teaching patterns.

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