The 12th Southern Africa Association of Educational Assessment (SAAEA) 2018 conference

Final Call for papers Conference Programme Conference Booklet

Main Conference Theme

Local context in Global context: Encouraging diversity in assessment


13 – 16 May 2018


The Capital Hotel, Menlyn, Pretoria, South Africa

Conference Sub-themes

Beyond a technical approach to assessment
Sustainable assessment practices and standards
Assessment and the development of critical thinking
The impact of stakeholding on effective assessment
Innovative assessment: opportunities and challenges
Diversifying assessment: diverse learners and diverse assessment practices

About the Conference

The 12th Southern Africa Association for Educational Assessment (SAAEA) Conference will be hosted in the capital city of the Republic of South Africa, in the city of Tshwane commonly known as Pretoria, Gauteng province. SAAEA was established primarily to provide a platform for Assessment Specialist, Curriculum Developers, Educators and Researchers to share expertise and practices. The conference will gather educationalists from the SADC region to share innovative ideas on educational assessment. The conference will begin on Sunday, 13 May 2018 with a cocktail reception and registration of delegates at the conference venue. In addition to the exciting conference programme line-up there will be excursions onWednesday, 16 May 2018 followed by a gala dinner later in the evening.

Keynote Speakers

Prof Desmond Laubscher

Chief Executive Officer

The Design Centre, Johannesburg,
South Africa

Dr Joseph Kivilu

Former CEO of Kenya National Examination Council

Prof Richard Tabulawa

Dean of Education

Acting Vice-Chancellor University of Botswana, Botswana


Due date for abstracts

31 January 2018

Notification of acceptance of abstracts

28 February 2018

Final closing date for registration

31 March 2018

Due date for draft papers

31 March 2018

Submission of presentations (PPT)

31 March 2018

Registration Confirmation

20 April 2018

Conference Fees


R 2500


R 850


The below hotels are preferred hotels because they are within 10km radius of the conference venue.

Umalusi: Your Host

Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training.

Ms Jacomien Rousseau

Chief Financial Officer

Dr Mafu S Rakometsi

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Emmanuel Sibanda

Executive Manager: Qualifications & Research

Ms Zodwa Modimakwane

Executive Manager: Quality Assurance & Monitoring

We looking forward to hosting you during the SAAEA 2018 conference in our beautiful country South Africa.

Final Call for papers

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