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Unit description

Provides students with an overview of the role evaluation has come to play in the field of education. Knowledge of evaluation theory is used to engage with industry case studies and scenario-based problem solving to provide students with the skills for effectively using quality evaluation and research as a part of their professional decision making.

Unit content

Week 1

  • Features and purposes of educational evaluation: definition, goals and forms
  • Strategies and activities in evaluation: measurement, assessment and reporting

Week 2

  • Elements of educational evaluations: stakeholders, design, method, analysis and use of results
  • Differences between evaluation outputs and outcomes

Week 3

  • Case studies: The good, the bad and the destructive in educational evaluation

Week 4

  • The role of context in evaluation: settings, roles and audiences
  • The influence and effects of evaluation in the field of education

Week 5

  • Hallmarks of effective evaluations

Week 6

  • Functions of evaluation versus research

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 1

  • No prescribed texts.

Study Period 5

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Discussion board5%
Case study45%
Evaluation Plan 50%

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