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KCSE3101 - Evaluation and Assessment in Schools
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,410
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Koori Centre
Offered session(s): 1
Teacher/Coordinator: Patricia Weekes

Classes: Block Mode

Assessment: assessment task (25%), oral presentation (15%), evaluation and lesson plans (20%), assessment program (40%)

The focus of this unit is to develop understanding of the importance and purposes of assessment and evaluation and their relationship to learning. An historical overview of assessment and evaluation is essential to the understanding of current contexts of assessment and learning in schools. There is ongoing debate about assessment and student teachers need to have an informed understanding of the principles, practices and processes of assessment as well as engage in discussions about assessment issues. Assessment of student learning is integral to the teaching and learning process and significant developments and implications for teaching, learning and curriculum need to be understood by student teachers. The course focuses on concepts and principles of assessment and aims to increase knowledge and understanding of current assessment practices to promote fairness and equity in assessment and evaluation. Students will learn to identify, prepare and use practical assessment strategies to promote more effective assessment practices in schools and engage in discussion about in current issues in assessment.Available to students who have completed the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent.
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