ETP400 - Assessment: Ways of Knowing Learners


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Students enrolled in course E359 must have completed 24 credit points, including one unit from ETP303, ETP302 or ETS302

Students enrolled in course E330 must have completed at least 24 credit points and units ECE380, ECE352 or ECP228

Students enrolled in course E334 must have completed at least 24 credit points and units ECP228, ECE352 and ECE380


Students must be enrolled in course E359, E330 or E334

Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week and 1 x 2-hour seminar per week when not on professional experience placement

In-person attendance requirements

Students will be required to complete a 20-day professional experience placement

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On successful completion of ETP400 and ETP403 students will be awarded 2 credit points.

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit embeds the initial components of the Deakin Teaching Performance Assessment and related tasks to focus on the functions and roles of assessment in the process of student learning and how it may be used to inform inclusive teaching practices. The unit will examine the complexity of assessment from multiple contexts such as international and national testing as well as specific classroom practices. Preservice teachers will review, refine and develop their knowledge and skills associated with being an assessment literate teacher, which will include, for example, to: critically reflect on the purposes and roles of diverse assessment strategies and their impacts on student learning processes as well as their influence on curriculum and pedagogical practices; understand how to record and represent students' assessment data; analyse and interpret diverse assessment data and how it informs learning and teaching; provide and analyse feedback on student learning; examine how to engage in classroom assessment practices in order to make consistent and comparable judgements of students' assessment tasks and the place of reporting in student learning. Students will commence development on a professional portfolio to curate artefacts and evidence of achievement against the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers and conduct a self-audit of areas to be further developed. Strategies to achieve this will be identified through collegial, professional conversations. Drawing upon professional experience placements undertaken in the final year of studies, students will complete the first three components of their Teaching Performance Assessment task as a critical reflection of practice in the processes of contextualising learning and teaching, planning and teaching to support student learning.

Hurdle requirement

Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement and the Deakin Teaching Performance Assessment Task is required in order to pass this unit.

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