EDF4004 - Assessing learning
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Dr S Keast (On-campus, Clayton), Dr A Ryan (On-campus, Gippsland), Dr R Haworth (Off-campus, Gippsland)
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2009 (Evening)
Gippsland First semester 2009 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester (Open Learning) 2009 (Open Learning)
In this unit, students explore the interactions between the learning process and assessment. Drawing on their learning in related units and their experience in fieldwork settings, students consider how different learning theories and models lend themselves to different assessment purposes, types, modes, uses and interpretations. Students investigate the paradigm shifts characterised by assessment OF learning and assessment FOR learning and develop design skills for a range of productive assessment tasks; including self/peer assessment; rubrics, and formative and summative tests.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- examine their beliefs about learning and assessment and compare these with research findings;
- explain how assessment practices, including feedback, interact with learning processes;
- interpret and utilise key assessment concepts;
- design a range of ways of generating evidence of student learning; and
- critique reporting processes in terms of clarity for their audience and usefulness for future learning.
Assessment Task 1 - critical inquiry essay (2000 words, 50%).
Assessment Task 2 - design and analysis task (equivalent to 2000 words, 50%).
3 hrs per week
Undergraduate degree; enrolment in Grad. Dip. Ed; or by special permission