EDUC5531 Learning and Assessment in Years 7-12

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
This unit examines evidence based approaches to effective assessment and in doing so, asks students to create assessment tasks, marking guides and feedback strategies for learning areas. The application of high level interpersonal skills in moderation, assessment and reporting mechanisms is central in this unit. Assessment is explored as part of a productive and creative learning environment.
Students are able to (1) make use of student assessment data to enhance learning and to report to parents and carers; (2) create effective assessment tasks and marking guides for learning areas; (3) apply the principles of effective formative and summative assessment and assessment for learning; (4) participate in moderation processes and make use of high level teamwork, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to achieve professional outcomes; (5) apply various written, verbal, technological and student focussed feedback strategies; and (6) analyse the relationship between pedagogy and assessment.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) report; (2) moderation activity; and (3) construct an assessment task. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the report, moderation activity, and construct an assessment task components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Elaine Chapman
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
curriculum major/minor units in pre-service teacher education
Contact hours
30 contact hours. Further information is available in the unit outline.
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