eAssessments: What does it mean in IB education?

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Wednesday March 22, 2017 – Thursday March 23, 2017

Avari Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan

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[ This is not an IB Authorized Workshop]


  1. To understand the changing approach to assessment in IB programmes
  2. To consider approaches to teaching and learning in light of changes in assessment.


  • To appreciate the context of changes to the MYP assessment model.
  • To consider the relationship between skills, concepts, content and assessment.
  • To inquire into validity and reliability in assessment.
  • To share ideas on the nature of authentic assessment.
  • To assess current practices with respect to formative and summative assessment.
  • To consider the implications for teaching of eAssessment in MYP and DP.
  • To discuss the nature of assessment ‘backwash’ on teaching and learning
  • To reflect on personal actions in order to support learning and achievement.

Workshop Leader:

Mr. Malcolm Nicolson
BSc. (Hons) Ecological Sciences, UK; PGCE (Biology and PE), UK; MA International Education, UK; MSc (distinction) in Energy and Environmental Management, UK

Malcolm Nicolson is the director of Erimus Education. After teaching in the UK, Bahamas and Thailand, he became Head of MYP Development for the IB from 2007 till 2013 and Head of Diploma Programme Development from 2013 to 2015. Malcolm was responsible for curriculum development across MYP and DP, including all subject review.

He led the MYP curriculum development department through a relocation from Cardiff to The Hague, and initiated and directed MYP: the next chapter, the first whole programme review conducted by the IB. Malcolm designed the new curriculum as part of a high performing team, including a conceptual model with an emphasis on ATL skills, and authored History of the MYP (2010) and MYP: From principles into practice (2008, and pilot 2012). He was involved in leading the development of the new eAssessment model for the MYP.

In 2013 he became Head of Diploma Programme (DP) Development. He introduced ATL to the DP, revised all departmental review processes, and initiated research into student workload and flexibility in the DP. Malcolm authored DP: From principles into practice (2015) and worked with assessment colleagues to plan for the introduction of onscreen DP examinations.

Malcolm has had several articles and papers published, including:

  • Incorporating circular economy in a quality secondary education (with Sarah Mitchell) (2016) org. Circular Economy News.
  • Preparing for success in the IBDP – beating stress! (2016) SmartPrep Blog
  • Foreword in Transitioning to Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (Erickson & Lanning, 2014)
  • MYP: the next chapter – International School, 2013, Vol. 15 issue 2
  • Inclusion: does MYP assessment cater for all? – International School, 2002, Vol. 4 issue 3.
  • The MYP: a key role in international education – IB World, Nov. 2002, issue 33.
  • Approaches to Learning and the Teacher (with Sue Hall) – IB World, May 2001, issue 27

Participant Fee

PKR30,000/- (Exclusive of all taxes)

Payment Methods

  • Pay Order/Demand Draft:

Please send Payorder or Demand Draft in favour of TRUST FOR ADVANCEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION to C/o The International School (First IB World School in Pakistan), F-23 Block 5 Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan with a cover letter identifying the participant(s) for whom the payment is made.


  • Wire Transfer

 Please wire transfer to the account below:

Bank Account Number :                   1-2-2-20311-714-158168
Bank Name :                                      Summit Bank (Clifton Branch)
Branch Address:                                Boat Basin, Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
Swift Code:                                        SUMBPKKA
IBAN Number:                                  PK60SUMB0202027140158168



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