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Assessing learning ( 6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Mr S Keast (Clayton) ; Dr W Sutherland-Smith and Dr M Plunkett (Gippsland)

Clayton First semester 2006 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction to a range of formal and informal techniques for assessment. The purposes for which assessments are used and the means by which they are interpreted. Single task assessments and assessment programs for a unit. Different types of assessment lend themselves to different purposes, uses and interpretations, and the unit is designed to help students understand these links as they make decisions about assessment.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to critically reflect on their personal beliefs, values and experiences about learning and assessment and their interactions; distinguish between the key concepts of: norm- and criterion-referenced assessment; formative and summative assessment; authentic and conventional assessment; competently use a variety of assessment strategies in a range of teaching contexts; critique assessment tasks in terms of their validity and reliability; construct assessment tasks that span a range of dimensions of knowledge, cognitive domains and multiple intelligences; draw on a range of learning principles to design assessment tasks that provide opportunities for students to show what they know and can do; design feedback processes and scoring rubrics that support student learning; and critique and construct reporting processes to enhance student learning.

Assessment: Two Assignments (2 x 2000 words each equiv.): 50% each = 100%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week

Prerequisites: (Clayton students) EDF1301 [or EDF1303], and EDF1302 [or EDF1304]; EDF2001 [or EDF2004], and EDF2002 [or EDF2005]; (Gippsland students) EDF1301 [or EDF1303], EDF1302 [or EDF1304]; Plus EDF2003.