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EXE733 - Assessing Learning

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:B Doig
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: EME720, ECV722 and ESS722
Contact hours: 3-4 hours per week for campus based students

Content

Assessment is commonly used to measure learning achievements as well as to enhance, guide, and inform both learning and teaching, and motivate the learning process. Critical, but often disregarded, is the context in which assessment is placed. This generic unit examines forms of assessment used in education and training, how these are administered (including technological-supported means of assessment), by whom and for what purposes, and the features of assessment that characterise exemplary practice.
Using resources presented in a variety of media, participants will examine the theory that underpins:

  • assessment as measurement;

  • assessment as guidance and learning enhancement; and

  • the selection of assessment tools and processes that are contextually relevant.
Participants will also be able to develop a position on, and strategies for assessment that is suited to their own needs, whether in formal or community-based education, vocational training, business or industry enterprise. Participants will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively using on-line conferencing and communication facilities.

Assessment

Two pieces of assessment, each worth 50% and approximately 3000 words, will be negotiated around the two major focuses of the unit:

  • the theoretical underpinnings of exemplary assessment and its application in context;

  • a critique of the practice of assessment.

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