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Next-generation assessment spurs 'smarter learning'

7 September 2022
1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST
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The value of higher learning keeps growing to our communities, universities and governments. This high value of learning 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 underpinning 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.


This event is a part of the Scientia Education Academy lecture series, a forum for UNSW’s outstanding educators to share thought-leadership, stimulate and challenge us to enhance the educational experience at UNSW.

Hamish Coates

Hamish Coates

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.