The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC6201

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to the research and development literature on educative 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 educative assessment and current state-based assessment procedures. In addition, the course will engage students in direct experiences to build their capability as instructional leaders to plan and deliver professional development of assessment practices.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Appraise educative assessment theories and models and their relationship to improved student learning outcomes.

2. Analyse the implications of assessment procedures for curriculum and pedagogy.

3. Show how assessment can be designed to improve student learning.

4. Plan professional development to enhance educative assessment capabilities and practices that promote student learning in classrooms and schools.


Content

  • A detailed analysis of educative assessment theories and models and their relationship to improved student learning outcomes
  • A focus on the role of assessment for improving student learning
  • An introduction to and application of the professional development of educative assessment capabilities and practices that promote student learning
  • An analysis of the implications of assessment procedures for curriculum and pedagogy

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1 - 50%

Written Assignment: Assignment 2 - 50%


Contact hours

Callaghan

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term