Text: 7th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference. Thorny Thresholds: Identity, Transfer, Assessment. June 13-16, 2018. Miami University

7th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference

Conference Theme: Thorny Thresholds: Identity, Transfer, Research, Assessment

Date: June 13-16, 2018

Location: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA


The Howe Center for Writing Excellence at Miami University invites you to join us in beautiful Oxford, Ohio—named by Forbes as the “Best College Town in the United States”—for lively discussions, transformative workshops, and engaging keynote presentations.

This year’s theme, Thorny Thresholds: Identity, Transfer, and Assessment, invites us to dig into some of the more challenging aspects of working with threshold concepts.

  • How are students transformed by threshold concepts—and how do we know?
  • How do new understandings facilitated by threshold concepts transfer across contexts?
  • What are differences between threshold concepts (and a threshold concepts framework) and “student learning outcomes”/”standards”/”qualifications” and other forms of institutional assessment of curricula, programs, and learning—and what are the implications of those differences for work with students, faculty, administrators, and publics?
  • How do expectations about "assessment" and "evaluation" of learning differ across countries, and what can we learn from one another in relation to these differences?

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