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Discussing assessment for inclusion: Slow Reading Circle with a Twist

May 17, 2022 - May 21, 2022

Registration closes at 12pm on Monday 16th May 2022

Are you interested in collaborative reading and discussing assessment for inclusion?

If so, join us online for this asynchronous reading circle with a twist.

What is assessment for inclusion and why does it matter in academia? Are we doing it at Bristol? If so, to what extent? And, so what?

This reading circle invites colleagues across the University to discuss those (and other) questions around assessment for inclusion.

To support inclusion, this reading circle takes the ‘slow’ approach by spreading it over four days. Each day will begin with a prompt to guide your reading/discussion activities for the day.

All you need to do is access MS Teams and commit to approx. 20 to 45 minutes daily for this, at any time of the day, over the four days.

To maximise the effectiveness of the reading circle, the asynchronous discussion will include a twist in the form of the academic reading circle format (Seburn, 2015), where participants will be invited to explore the text (Nieminen, 2022) from different critical perspectives, and then discuss the text with those perspectives in mind. For example, you might be asked to contextualise the text by investigating the background of the authors and topic, or you might be tasked with connecting the text to other texts/concepts around assessment for inclusion.

Slow Reading Circle schedule

Tuesday 17th May – Friday 20th May 2022 on MS Teams

Day 1: READ: Read the allocated text on assessment for inclusion

Day 2: FOCUS: Check your role allocation & prepare for the discussion

Day 3: DISCUSS: Discuss the text

Day 4: INTERACT: Return to the discussion and comment on at least two posts by others

Session details

The session is open to everyone who is interested in critically reading and discussing a text on assessment for inclusion with colleagues across Faculties.

Joining details

Joining instruction will be sent out via email ahead of the Slow Reading Circle with a Twist.

Looking forward to seeing you there,Jo Kukuczka (SFHEA)

Centre for Academic Language and Development (CALD) & BILT Associate


Nieminen, J.H. (2022). Assessment for Inclusion: rethinking inclusive assessment in higher education, Teaching in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2021.2021395

Seburn, T. (2015). Academic Reading Circles. The Round