Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2015 Archive

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In search of an optimum

29 July 2015


A Research on Learning and Education Innovation seminar with Jimmie Leppink.

Empirical research inspired by cognitive-load theory has resulted in a wide range of guidelines for instructional and assessment design. During this talk, Dr Leppink will discuss how these guidelines can provide a coherent framework for the development of a curriculum, coursework or an individual learning trajectory.

Given that assessment methods and learners’ beliefs about these methods can stimulate or hamper learning, it is important to translate end terms of a program, course or trajectory into a coherent assessment program at an early stage. Dr Leppink will talk about how such an assessment program combined with appropriate learning analytics can help to stimulate learning through an enhanced self-regulation on the part of the learner.

After the lecture, participants will discuss the practical and research challenges they have encountered in this context. Dr Leppink is inviting abstracts (250 words max.) to be submitted by email to with the subject "July 29 seminar abstract".

Event details

  • When: 11am–12.30pm

  • Where:

    Room 612, Education Building A35

  • Cost: Free

  • Contact:

    Sadhbh Warren

    T: +61 9351 2612


  • More info: Arrive 10.45am for refreshments
  • Speaker: Jimmie Leppink is a researcher at the School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, Netherlands, where he works on the project "Scaffolding self-regulation: effects on the acquisition of domain-specific skills and self-regulated learning skills" and as a consultant in quantitative methodology and analysis.

In search of an optimum

Where Room 612, Education Building A35.


29 July 2015

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