Availabilities:

Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Enables current teachers in higher education to advance their understanding of contemporary assessment practice and advance their own practice by a critical engagement with contemporary assessment literature. Participants complete a self-directed project relating to their own higher education assessment context.

Unit content

Topic 1 - Assessment for learning
Topic 2 - Designing assessment schemes
Topic 3 - Marking and feedback

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1analyse and discuss the relationship between student learning and assessmentIntellectual rigour
2critically analyse contemporary issues and participate in debates about student assessmentIntellectual rigour
3reflect on own assessment practices and diagnose areas requiring developmentLifelong learning
4critique and reflect on peer review of assessment practice.CreativityLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. analyse and discuss the relationship between student learning and assessment
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. critically analyse contemporary issues and participate in debates about student assessment
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. reflect on own assessment practices and diagnose areas requiring development
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. critique and reflect on peer review of assessment practice.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

+