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Sam Elkington

Assessment and feedback
Teesside University, UK

Dr Sam Elkington is Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Excellence at Teesside University, UK. Sam joined Teesside University in September 2018 where he leads on the University’s learning and teaching enhancement portfolio. Sam is a National Teaching Fellow (NTF), Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), and has worked in higher education for over 15 years with extensive experience working across teaching, research, and academic leadership and policy domains. Most recently Sam worked for Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) where he was national lead for Assessment and Feedback and Flexible Learning in higher education. Sam maintains a diverse range of research interests with a track record in developing high impact pedagogic research work in the areas of assessment and feedback, student engagement, learning spaces, and creativity in higher education. Sam’s latest book (Irons and Elkington, 2021) showcases the latest thinking in Enhancing Learning through Formative Assessment and Feedback.

Develop your teaching with Sam Elkington
Working with flexible assessment
Working with Flexible Assessment
by Sam Elkington

Flexible assessment gives students choice over what and how they are assessed, within boundaries, which improves student engagement and outcomes.

Invitation to University Teaching
Introduction To Teaching In Higher Education
by James M. Lang, Chris Hakala, Todd D. Zakrajsek, Jay Howard, Derek Bruff, Naomi Winstone, Sam Elkington, Dawn Marie Gilmore
If you're new to teaching in higher education or want to brush up on those foundational concepts and skills, this learning path provides a rapid grounding in the essentials and suggestions for further study.
Learning path