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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2011


  • Difference between evaluation & assessment
  • Overview of evaluation process - questionnaires, focus groups
  • Sourcing feedback & what to do with it
  • Overview of assessment - summative & formative, criterion based & normative
  • Aligning assessment to learning objectives
  • Choosing appropriate Assessment strategies
  • Design, implement and reflect on own assessment activities
  • Developing reflective practice
  • Future directions


At the successful completion of this Unit the student should be able to:

  1. explain why assessment tasks need to align as directly as possible with the learning outcomes they are intended to assess
  2. design or choose assessment tasks and task formats that enable such alignment with learning outcomes
  3. review assessment tasks in terms of their ability to distinguish reliably the extent to which students have attained learning outcomes
  4. make use of a range of information sources to gather feedback on the effectiveness of teaching and reflect on that teaching.


This unit will be assessed as Pass or Fail only and no grades will be allocated. There will be ongoing assessment which may include reflective activities, case studies and a final assessment task.

Participation in the Unit online discussion group will also be required.


Must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Law Teaching and the successful completion of LAW7287 and LAW7288