Productive Assessment

Course code EDUC6201Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course introduces students to the research and development literature on Authentic and Productive forms of assessment. In particular, the course will outline major forms of assessment that have been identified in recent research as assisting the promotion of more intellectually challenging and relevant student learning. As part of this course, students will be introduced to recent developments in performance-based assessment and an analysis of the relationship between productive assessment and current state-based assessment procedures. In addition, the course will engage students in direct experiences of analysing their own and others' assessment practices and student work. The course will be delivered in a flexible mode combining an intensive face-to-face component with distance facilitation of student-centred learning by on-line discussion and email communication.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives(1) To introduce students to Productive Pedagogy and Authentic Pedagogy models of assessment practice
(2) To help students develop of deep understanding of the pertinent research literature
(3) To assist students in the analysis of current assessment practice in educational settings
(4) To enable students to design improved assessment practices.
Content? A detailed analysis of Authentic and Productive assessment models and their relationship to improved student learning outcomes

A focus on the role of Intellectual Quality and Relevance in improving student learning

An introduction to and application of the development of performance-based assessments that promote intellectual quality and relevance

An analysis of the implications of assessment procedures for pedagogical practice
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments45%): An analysis of current assessment practice based on current research literature in authentic and productive assessment (2,000 words).
Essays / Written Assignments55%): Documentation and analysis of improved assessment practice and/or an attempt to improve assessment practice in relation to a) an analysis of prior observed practices and b) relevant research literature on performance-based and authentic forms of assessment (3,000 words).
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6201