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Assessment & Reporting in the IB (EDUC90331)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90331
Availability
Term 1 - Online
Term 3 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject investigates the integral role of assessment and reporting for learning and teaching. Participants will develop theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of assessment, focussing on assessment as a tool to promote student achievement and experiential learning, and methods of evaluation that contribute to the ongoing effectiveness of the curriculum and support different learning needs. Topics include assessment approaches across all stages of schooling; developmental assessment frameworks, feedback, assessment practices and processes in the IB PYP, MYP, and DP programmes; and criterion referenced assessment approaches and high-stakes testing.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of assessment of student learning and its contribution to the evaluation of the effectiveness of an educational programme;
  • Recognise the difference between knowledge, attitudes, skills and understanding and how these constitute challenges and/or opportunities for assessment as a means of supporting teaching and learning;
  • Evaluate a range of assessment tools and styles and reporting strategies including rubrics, teacher and school self-evaluation, and the rationale for them in the area of teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of formative and summative assessment and the relationship between reporting and feedback and improved student learning;
  • Explore different tools and strategies for assessing student learning and supporting the diverse learning needs of students;
  • Explore challenges for administering assessment especially within an international context.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have:

  • Demonstrate essential knowledge and skills of teachers in relation to effective assessment and reporting;
  • Comprehend the intellectual, social and psychological aspects of their work with learners and synthesise theory and practice;
  • Understand the key assessment and reporting requirements of the IB Diploma Programme;
  • Evaluate and use constructive criticism of their own work and of the institutions/communities in which they teach.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90333 Introduction to the IB
Term 1
Term 3
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Critical Reading Task – Reciprocal teaching model (500 word equivalent) due between Weeks 2 and 7 (10%)
  • Scaffolded assessment framework (2000 word equivalent) due Week 5 (40%)
  • Essay: Applying the IB principles of assessment (2500 words) due Week 9 (50%)

Dates & times

  • Term 1 - Online
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date28 January 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsWeek 0 (week before term begins): optional webinar to test online tools.
    Teaching period 4 February 2019 to 31 March 2019
    Last self-enrol date29 January 2019
    Census date22 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 March 2019
    Assessment period ends 7 April 2019

    Term 1 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au

    Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149

    Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

    Academic Contact: Pip Robinson, pmro@unimelb.edu.au

  • Term 3 - Online
    Principal coordinatorPip Robinson
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date15 July 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsWeek 0 (week before term begins): optional webinar to test online tools.
    Teaching period22 July 2019 to 15 September 2019
    Last self-enrol date16 July 2019
    Census date 9 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail30 August 2019
    Assessment period ends22 September 2019

    Term 3 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au

    Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149

    Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

    Academic Contact: Pip Robinson, pmro@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 15 August 2019