Welcome to the Un-Marking Movement; or, How to Find Joy by “De-complicating” Grades and Feedback

When: Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Attendance: Online/Virtual

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We care deeply about our students—that’s why we teach. But caring a lot can also lead us to adopt practices (usually by accident) that are counter-productive, non-sustainable and even joyless: i.e. those end-of-semester marking marathons that extend into the holidays.

If pleasure-less practices are the unintentional result of our caring, we have to begin asking: Where did the fun go, and what can we do to get it back!!?

This session asks participants to explore our evaluative role at both philosophical and practical levels. If we reframe the way we think about feedback, evaluation, scoring and marking, we can align them more directly with the visible learning that makes teaching so satisfying. This looks different for each instructor: join us to start down a teaching and learning path that is analogous to what the ancient Chinese called TAO, or “The Way” toward simplicity, balance, harmony and authenticity.

It’s unlikely that participants will bloom into full-blown Taoists as a result of this session, but there’s a lot we can learn from thinking about our daily instructional choices within a new (and very old) philosophical framework. Come to this interactive session that may show you how to “Take Back the Joy” of marking and grading.

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 10:00 - 11:30 pm

Location: Zoom Online Room

Registration: https://inviu.viu.ca/TinyUrl.cfm?ID=390

Questions: ciel@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning