EMI Professional Development in Italy: An Assessment Focus

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This paper addresses the issue of assessment in English-medium instruction (EMI) and international teaching contexts in Italy. Its aims are twofold: to present the results of a survey of lecturers who teach in English-taught programmes (ETPs) in a northern Italian university regarding their experience of assessment in other cultures, their current assessment practices in ETPs and their attitudes towards assessment; and to report on a module developed as part of an EMI professional development programme that focuses specifically on assessment, feedback and learning outcomes. The lecturers completed the survey before taking part in the training module so educational developers would gain insight into their conceptions of assessment prior to the course. The training module was developed to support lecturers in developing assessment styles and practices that are appropriate for the international learning environment and ETPs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMI and Beyond: Internationalising Higher Education Curricula in Italy
EditorsLynn Mastellotto, Renata Zanin
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • English-medium instruction (EMI)
  • English-taught programmes
  • assessment
  • conceptions of assessment
  • international teaching contexts
  • professional development


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