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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 analyse and discuss the relationship between student learning and assessment
2 critically analyse contemporary issues and participate in debates about student assessment
3 reflect on own assessment practices and diagnose areas requiring development
4 critique and reflect on peer review of assessment practice.

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

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