Next-generation assessment spurs 'smarter learning'

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The Scientia Education Academy is delighted to welcome guest speaker Professor Hamish Coates, Director of the Higher Education Research Division at Tsinghua University.

The value of higher learning keeps growing to our communities, universities and governments. This spurs the need for innovation and reform, which can both improve education and yield evidence of performance. To this end, this lecture introduces the ‘smarter learning’ initiative, spotlights reforms required to achieve next-generation forms of assessment, presents results from several international studies and articulates feasible steps ahead for university leaders and technology partners. The argument driving this discussion is that learning is becoming incredibly valuable, that improving learning hinges on assessment reform, and that such innovation will yield major productivity advances for our higher education and broader communities.


About the Speaker

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Hamish Coates is a Tenured Professor at Tsinghua University’s Institute of Education, and Director of the Higher Education Research Division. He was Professor of Higher Education at The University of Melbourne, Founding Director of Higher Education Research at the Australian Council for Educational Research, and Program Director at the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Leadership and Management. He concentrates on improving higher education quality and productivity.