2014 Haydn Williams Fellowship Public Lecture

Professor Cees van der Vleuten

The Future of Assessment in Medical Education

Presented by Professor Cees van der Vleuten
2014 Haydn Williams Fellow

Professor Cees van der Vleuten is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Haydn Williams Fellowship and will be presenting a free public lecture discussing assessment in medical education.

In the last 50 years, the field of assessment of professional competence has seen remarkable progress. Developments in assessment technology have taken place across all areas of professional competence, ranging from cognitive to behavioural and emotional aspects of competency.

In order to make assessment more meaningful for learning, we do however need to change our traditional ways of thinking. This presentation will give an account of a synthetic systems approach to assessment called programmatic assessment. This approach will be explained and illustrated with an existing assessment practice.

About the speaker

Professor Cees van der Vleuten, Scientific Director of the School of Health Professions Education, at the University of Maastricht, is a scholar with an outstanding international reputation in medical education.

His expertise in evaluation and assessment has seen him publish widely, receive numerous academic awards and serve as a consultant internationally. He is a mentor for many researchers in medical education and in 2010 he received a Dutch royal decoration for the societal impact of his work.

About the Fellowship

Named after Dr Haydn Williams, the inaugural director of the Western Australian Institute of Technology, the Haydn Williams Fellowship is offered to an academic of outstanding international reputation and broad academic interest. The appointment aims to build Curtin University’s engagement with the global academic community as well developing links between the University, industry and the community.

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