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SIG: Integrating Feedback with Assessment Strategies: a Teacher Perspective

Friday, 26th August 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00
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CEST (Madrid, Paris, Berlin)

Continuing the work of our "Feedback SIG" this year focuses on teachers perspectives on integrated feedback and assessment
Room Allocation: Menorca 2
Session synopsis: 

Assessment strategies and approaches for dental students are inextricably linked to feedback both to and from teachers as part of the ongoing learning process. Whilst the authors have conducted and reported their work extensively at ADEE on feedback practices, this SIG session will further address how feedback influences effective assessment strategies in dental education. Assessment of theoretical and practical teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students is a fundamental part of the development of their skills, knowledge and confidence.

Changes to assessment and feedback practices following the Covid-19 pandemic have influenced the education and training of dental students. This is an opportunity for teachers to discuss their experiences during the past two years and to share good practice to ensure that future assessment strategies are robust, comprehensive, and take into consideration current feedback practices. Assessing practical skills and knowledge has been challenging due to the Covid-19 pandemic for both tutors and students. Teachers are concerned to ensure the assessment of students’ clinical skills and knowledge is robust and effective. Students are concerned that their learning is compromised and they may not be getting the opportunity to practice and demonstrate their necessary clinical skills. 

 

Programme: 

This session will start with an introductory presentation outlining the link between assessment and feedback. We shall then divide the delegates into different focus groups to discuss the three primary objectives. Finally, delegates will come back together to consider the findings of each focus group. A questionnaire will be sent out to the delegates attending the ADEE conference (in person or virtual) to enquire about personal experiences and perceptions to answer the research questions. The questionnaire will collect quantitative and qualitative data.

 

Time 
Presentation 
11:00 - 11:30 Opening remarks and presentation about assessment/feedback.
Professor Chris Louca, Professor Albert Leung, Dr Peter Fine and Dr Ingrid Tonni
11:30 - 12:30 Focus group discussions facilitated by SIG organisers
12:30 - 13:00 Summary of focus group findings, supplementary interactive discussions by members or facilitators of the focus group, drawing conclusions
Meeting speakers: 

Peter Fine

Deputy Director of the Restorative Dental Practice programme
UCL Eastman Dental Institute

Dr Peter Fine is Deputy Director of the Restorative Dental Practice programme at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK. He is also Director of the Master’s Degree in Sports Dentistry-Oral Health in Sport at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. He has supervised over 80 MSc projects at UCL Eastman Dental Institute and has lectured throughout the world in both educational and sports dentistry research topics. His current interests in educational research include the role of feedback in ongoing dental education; and in sports dentistry, his research interests include the use of mouthguards as performance enhancing devises and changes to salivary pH during exercise.

Dr Fine received the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Mature Career Dental Educator Award in 2019.

 

Ingrid Tonni

Associate researcher
Dental School of University of Brescia in Italy

Dr Ingrid Tonni holds an Associate research position at the Dental School of University of Brescia in Italy, where she works in the orthodontic and gnathological departments and she has the assignment: "Orthodontic management of patients with cleft lip and palate". She obtained her PhD in 2011 following completion of a part-time study programme at Cardiff University looking at the development of agreed learning outcomes and the associated use and perceived value of a reflective E-Portfolio in a Specialist Orthodontic Training Programme. She has been a teacher at the the Dental School of University of Brescia in Italy for more than 10 years, supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students. She received the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Young Career Dental Educator Award in 2015.  She presents her work regularly at national and international conferences and is author of several publications. Ingrid Tonni’s current research interests include education (assessment and feedback), orthodontics, asymmetry, gnathology, and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. 

Chris Louca

Director and Head
University of Portsmouth Dental Academy

Professor Chris Louca BDS, BSc, PhD, AKC, FFD RCSI, FCGDent is the Director and Head of the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy. He is responsible for the undergraduate and postgraduate education of dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental nurses, with a strong emphasis on intra-and inter-professional learning. Chris has over 30 years’ experience of teaching, research, innovation and international accreditation/consultancy in dentistry. His previous academic posts include King’s College London and UCL Eastman Dental Institute. He has supervised 8 PhD and over 90 MSc students and his current PG students are researching topics in dental education, dental public health, and dental materials. He presents his work regularly at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) and other international conferences. Chris has published over 90 original articles in dental peer reviewed journals. He received the ADEE Mature Career Dental Educator Award in 2015.

Albert Leung

Professor of Dental Education and Head of Continuing Professional Development
UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK

Professor Albert Leung BDS LLM MA PhD FGDSRCSI FDSRCS FDSRCPSG FFGDP FHEA, is Professor of Dental Education and Head of Continuing Professional Development at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UK. He is the Immediate Past Dean and Dental Projects Lead for the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Professor Leung is Academic Lead and Chief Examiner in Clinical Skills (Dental Manikin) for the UK General Dental Council’s Overseas Registrations Examination (ORE). He has supervised over 90 MSc dissertations at UCL Eastman Dental Institute and has a strong academic practice profile in four continents. He has an extensive and successful innovative leadership in change management portfolio. He presents and publishes his pedagogic work widely.

Professor Leung received the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Mature Career Dental Educator Award in 2017.

Learning Outcomes: 

By participating in the session delegates will gain insight into:

  • How student assessment strategies have changed as a result of feedback from tutors, peers and potentially patients
  • How assessment of students has changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Whether these current pandemic assessment approaches should be retained or further modified

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