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Unit Overview

Description

In this unit, pre-service teachers will be introduced to theories and models of assessment as part of planning, teaching and assessing cycles. Pre-service teachers will learn about the purposes of a broad range of assessment types and tasks, and the various ways that primary school students can demonstrate their learning. Pre-service teachers will gain knowledge and understandings about how teachers can collect, analyse and respond to evidence of learning at various points in learning and teaching cycles. Pre-service teachers will connect theory to practice through making informed decisions about assessment choices and justifying them in terms of learning purpose and challenging all learners. An introduction to moderation processes and their purposes are also explored.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Primary Education major sequence
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) discuss the principles of assessment within the teaching and learning cycle; (2) describe a broad range of assessment types and their purposes; (3) create and justify assessment tools and recording techniques that are appropriate for specific purposes; (4) apply formative feedback; and (5) assess and moderate work samples.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay; (2) group assignment; and (3) micro-teaching. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Wei Zhang
Unit rules
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.