Masterclass: Professor Paul Kleiman

Negotiated Assessment: principles and practices

Professor Paul Kleiman

Negotiated assessment was developed as a way of ensuring that students were active agents in assessment rather than objects of assessment. Originally developed to meet the challenges of issues such as parity, equivalence and fairness in creative arts disciplines, negotiated assessment can be applied across a range of disciplines. Currently it is used by several programmes and a whole HE institution. In this masterclass workshop Paul Kleiman will describe the negotiated approach to assessment and will explore how it might be adapted and applied across a range of disciplines. This workshop is open to colleagues from all disciplines. 


Paul Kleiman is Senior Consultant at the independent educational consultancy Ciel Associates and a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University and Rose Bruford College. He originally trained and worked as a theatre designer and director before stumbling into teaching in higher education. He was one of the founding tutors of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) where he first developed and implemented negotiated assessment. From 2000-2011 he was Deputy Director of PALATINE, the UK Subject Centre for Dance, Drama and Music based at Lancaster University where he was also a Senior Research Fellow, and from 2011-2014 he was the Higher Education Academy’s UK Lead for those disciplines. That work included advising the QAA on Subject Benchmarking and advising the Department for Education on ‘A’ level reform. Paul’s work and research on creativity and assessment in higher education is cited widely in books and journals across a range of disciplines.

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