Return to previous page

ETP401 - Assessment: Ways of Knowing Learners

Unit details


2015 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1:  Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Lang
Campus contact:

J Lang (Burwood (Melbourne))

E El Hachem (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

V Stevens (Warrnambool)


Students must have passed four units in ETP101, ETP102, ETP201, ETP301, ETP302, ETS301, ETS302


Students must be enrolled in course E359

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 X 1 hour Class per week, 1 X 2 hour Seminar per week.

Practicum: Students will be required to complete a 10 and 15 day teaching practicum.


Students must pass all components of this unit in order to progress to the next ETP unit in the professional education sequence.


The unit will engage students in:

  • Design and critique of the range of assessment processes including use of criteria and rubrics within primary schools
  • Critical positioning of assessment tasks in local curriculum contexts.
  • Pedagogical readings of assessment applications in schools
  • Analysis of student responses to assessment tasks
  • Analysis of data generated from national and international assessment protocols

This unit includes compulsory days professional experience. During these days the pre-service teacher will:

  • undertake an orientation to the school environment.
  • plan, incorporate and evaluate assessment principles in their pedagogical and curriculum practices. 
  • teach whole class for at least two lessons a day leading to teaching at least 3 whole days
  • attend meetings including a School Council meeting, be involved in yard duty, school activities and any opportunities for engagement with the broader school community.
  • attend and participate in parent/teacher (/student) interviews.
  • keep a journal (electronic and/or hardcopy) in which evidence of their planning, observations, collected documents, participation in school activities and reflections are kept.  Pre-service teachers will be expected to share their journal with their supervising teachers and appropriate University teaching staff.


AT1 Diversity in Assessment: Analysing Functions & Roles 40% or equivalent to 1600 words

AT2: Designing Assessment for Learning 60%, equivalent to 2400 words


Hurdle requirement:   Assessing the Professional Experience

For students enrolled in School of Education courses, the professional experience component is assessed primarily by the class-based teacher who advises the Unit Chair. Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the student to progress.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

Return to previous page

Back to top