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ETP401 - Assessment: Ways of Knowing Learners

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Offering information:

This unit commences in 2015.

Enrolment modes:

(B, G, W)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:M Dixon
Campus contact:

M Dixon (B), J Hodgens (G), B Walker-Gibbs (W)




Students must be enrolled in course E359

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hours per week. This unit also involves 25 days of supervised professional experience.


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


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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 25 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.


Assessment; Reading the Data, 800 words, 40%

Assessment: Knowing the Learner, 1200 words, 60%


Hurdle Requirement

Professional Experience

This component is assessed primarily by the supervising classroom teacher in consultations with the pre-service teacher. Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience component is compulsory in order for the student to progress.

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