units

EDF4260

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Niranjan Casinader

Synopsis

This unit further develops students' understanding of the key concepts and practical applications of curriculum, curriculum theory, assessment and evaluation. Students build their capacity to apply their knowledge of assessment strategies including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches, and assessment moderation and its application to assessing and improving student learning in varied contexts. They learn how to provide feedback and report to students and parents using accurate and reliable records of student achievement.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand the key principles of curriculum theory, assessment and evaluation
  2. develop and apply assessment practices within and across learning areas and subjects in local and national curriculum
  3. demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches, and assessment moderation and its application to assessing student learning
  4. demonstrate broad knowledge of assessment and evaluation strategies that can be used to evaluate teaching programs to improve student learning
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of providing timely and appropriate feedback and reporting to students and parents using accurate and reliable records of student achievement.

Assessment

Portfolio of assessment tasks (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Development of assessment tasks for integrated curriculum (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 contact hours per week including lectures, tutorials and online activities

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

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Chief examiner(s)

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