Forthcoming TEASIG events & webinars

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Anna Soltyska, TEASIG Webinar Moderator.

Reshmi Murali, TEASIG Joint Webinar Moderator.

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If you would like to give a webinar presentation in 2023-24, please contact us by e-mail at our normal address – [email protected].

The webinars are open to anyone. Details are always available on the TEASIG website.

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TEASIG: Ecological validity of assessment in education

It is often argued that an educational programme should not focus solely on preparing students to complete their assessment tasks. Instead, a well-developed course should aim to equip students with skills that will help them be successful in their future academic and professional activities. However, such reasoning implies that the skills needed to perform the assessment tasks are insufficient and/or not directly relevant to the real-life requirements of the chosen discipline. In this webinar, I will argue that this dichotomy, between preparation for assessment and developing useful real-life skills, should have no place in education. Indeed, assessments incorporated into a course need to have the ecological validity: they need to resemble the tasks that the students are likely to perform to successfully function in their chosen disciplines. My principal argument is that preparation for assessment is a great opportunity to harness our students’ engagement and channel it into positive learning outcomes.

Speaker- Sebastian Lesniewsk

Sebastian Lesniewski is a PhD-qualified linguist, with over 20 years of experience in language education. He currently works as Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead for Research at Bloomsbury Institute London.



Date: October 26, 2023 17:00 UK Local time. Please check the world clock here for your time.


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Recording: The recording of the webinar will be available only to TEASIG members in the members’ area (“My resources”) of the IATEFL website.

You can contact us any time via email at [email protected] . We are looking forward to meeting you online soon!

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