Institute of Teaching and Learning

Professional Development for Teaching and Learning

Assessment and feedback

The Assessment and feedback workshop within the Professional Development for Casual Academic Staff (PDCAS) program focuses on the role of the academic in assessment including providing feedback on learning to students.

In preparing for the role of tutor or marker in higher education, it is important to reflect on how tutors and markers will know whether the students are learning what their unit’s teaching team wants them to learn. This online self paced module focuses on assessment of student learning, by looking at the nature of assessment, the range of assessment purposes, the principles that underpin effective assessment practices, Deakin’s policies on assessment, plagiarism and collusion issues, and the processes to adopt when providing feedback, grading and moderating.

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

  • explain the meaning of assessment
  • explain the purposes of assessment
  • describe the main principles of assessment
  • locate Deakin’s policies relating to assessment
  • define what plagiarism is
  • appraise why students plagiarise
  • appreciate the importance of marking student work
  • recognise how to prepare for marking
  • give effective feedback to students
  • integrate means of assisting students to learn from feedback
  • explain why both grades and marks are an option when assessing students
  • explain why moderation of assessment is important.

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7th December 2010