Institute of Teaching and Learning

Professional Development for Teaching and Learning

Assessment and feedback

The Assessment and feedback workshop within the Fundamentals of teaching and learning program focuses on the role of the academic in assessment including providing feedback on learning to students. It emphasises the need for proper or constructive alignment of intended learning outcomes with teaching and learning activities and assessment tasks.

Building on this idea of constructive alignment, the session explores ideas for establishing marking criteria, the use of marking guides and rubrics, different means of providing useful feedback to students, as well as a discussion of ideas for identifying potential plagiarism in student assignments.


  1. Aligning intended learning outcomes with teaching and learning activities and assessment tasks
  2. Forms and purposes of assessment
  3. Marking and grading
  4. Feedback on learning
  5. Plagiarism

At the completion of this session participants should be able to:

  • explain the principles of ‘good’ assessment
  • explain the concept of constructive alignment
  • evaluate different forms of assessment
  • reflect on means of marking and providing useful feedback on learning
  • employ techniques for identifying potential plagiarism.

Format: face-to-face
Target audience: 'New to Deakin', inexperienced academics and sessional teachers
When: February, July and November
How long: 2 hour session
Requirements: nil, but bringing an assessment task example is recommended

Please check the schedule to register for upcoming events.

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7th December 2010