EAP Assessment for Social Justice 

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 12:45-14:00 (BST) 

The BALEAP Testing, Assessment, and Feedback and EAP for Social Justice Special Interest Groups would like to warmly invite you to our online event.

TAFSIG and EAP4SJ recently teamed up to bring you an interview with Dr Jan McArthur in which she explored how assessment might function as a tool for social justice in Higher Education, and particularly the role of values of trust, honesty, responsibility, forgiveness, and responsiveness.

In this world café event, we will invite you to join us in this discussion, with the focus on EAP assessment in terms of the current state of the affairs, as well as the ways forward for our field in embracing assessment for social justice. Those discussions will be then followed by a short Q&A with Dr McArthur, when you will have an opportunity to ask questions about her work on assessment for social justice. 

To fully benefit from the event, we ask that you watch our Assessment for Social Justice interview before the event. Alternatively, you might wish to read some of the below:  

  • Honneth, A. (2014). The I in We:  Studies in the Theory of Recognition. Cambridge: Polity Press.  
  • McArthur, J. (2018). Assessment for Social Justice: Perspectives and Practices within Higher Education. London: Bloomsbury. 
  • McArthur, J. (2020). Assessment for Social Justice:  Achievement, uncertainty and recognition, In C Callender, W Locke & S Marginson (eds), Changing Higher Education for a Changing World. Bloomsbury Higher Education Research. London. Bloomsbury. 

Register by 9:00 (BST) on Wed 29th Sep 2021 and we will email you the joining instructions before noon (BST) on the day. 

REGISTER HERE https://forms.office.com/r/LFc13vefkU  
We are very much looking forward to seeing you there. 


Published by EAP 4 Social Justice SIG

What is the EAP for Social Justice SIG? Welcome to the website for BALEAP's EAP for Social Justice Special Interest Group! This SIG is intended to provide a forum for EAP practitioners to discuss, deepen their understanding of, and address concerns related to, social justice within and around EAP, whilst also broadening and strengthening the evidence-base of the impact that social justice initiatives can make in this field. Through bringing this often-sidelined area into the spotlight and examining the knowledge, skills and values that a social justice lens can contribute to EAP, this SIG aims to encourage more EAP students, practitioners and managers to take action and play their part in fulfilling the vision of the university as the “critic and conscience of society”.

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