EDUC6201

Productive Assessment

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  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

Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments - Examining current assessment practice
  • Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments - Designing productive classroom assessments
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Equivalent of 2 hours per week face to face for distance students.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6201

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