OLTC20002 - Assessment for Learning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will enhance your understanding of current assessment practices drawing on relevant policies and theories. You will consider the crucial role that assessment has on student learning and student engagement. You will reflect upon your own assessment practices and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness based on scholarly review. You will examine the suitability of a range of assessment strategies across a variety of learning environments.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: OLTC20003 Nature of Learning and Teaching or OLTC20005 Adult Learning in Practice

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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2020

Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Written Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 35.48% response rate.

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.

Source: Self-reflection and student forum observations and feedback
Feedback
Students struggle to give and receive peer feedback (as required in assessment tasks).
Recommendation
Encourage students to engage with peers early in the unit and establish a ‘partnership’ with scheduled feedback sessions.
Action Taken
Students were encouraged to engage early with peers via the forum.
Source: Student forum
Feedback
Videos from assorted lecturers informative and helpful.
Recommendation
Encourage students to access the videos and explore possible future enhancements.
Action Taken
Students were encouraged to access the videos. This message was delivered through weekly unit emails and zoom sessions.
Source: Assessment submission/grading
Feedback
Incomplete self-assessment questions.
Recommendation
Instructions to be more clearly communicated to ensure students complete the self-assessment questions on their task criteria sheet prior to assessment submission.
Action Taken
Instructions were more clearly communicated resulting in more students completing the self-assessment questions.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
The unit was practical and applied to students' work in developing their own units
Recommendation
Retain the emphasis on students working with their own unit
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Readings could be more clearly labelled
Recommendation
Review the labelling of readings to ensure clarity
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Materials needed on marking
Recommendation
Add materials on marking/moderation
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate assessment design based on relevant theories, policies and practices
  2. Develop authentic assessment tasks appropriate to the learning environment
  3. Design assessment tasks that are informed by scholarship and policy
  4. Reflect on the influence that assessment and feedback have on student learning.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment