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EDSE20015 Assessment in Secondary Schools Informed by Educational Neuroscience
Assessment in Secondary Schools Informed by Educational Neuroscience
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General Information

Overview

This unit enhances your capacity to make informed judgments and decisions about the quality of assessments, provide feedback and report student achievements. Additionally, this unit supports your development of professional skills to interpret student assessment data and use that to modify teaching practice to improve student learning. The unit also draws upon relevant literature, including educational neuroscience, theory, policy and good practice to enhance quality assessment and reporting knowledge and skills.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2022

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Project (applied)
Weighting: 40%
2. Project (applied)
Weighting: 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student email and phone conversations

Feedback

Continue AT3 requiring successful completion of The Social Brain CPD short course

Recommendation

Continue AT3 requiring successful completion of The Social Brain CPD short course as part of the assessment requirements

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Comprehend how to develop, select and use assessment strategies to assess student learning informed by neuroscience.
  2. Synthesise high-quality assessment principles, student feedback, reporting and moderation processes to support consistent and comparable judgements of student learning informed by neuroscience.
  3. Elaborate on how to use student assessment data to identify student interventions and modify teaching practice.

Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of:

1.2 Understand how students learn

2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

5.1 Assess student learning

5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning

5.3 Make consistent and comparable judgements

5.4 Interpret student data

5.5 Report on student achievement

7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Project (applied) - 40%
2 - Project (applied) - 40%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Upgrade your teaching: Understanding by Design meets Neuroscience

(2019)
Authors: McTighe, J., & Willis, J.
ASCD
ISBN: 978-1-4166-2734-0
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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