Oct 31st 2016

Foundations of Teaching for Learning 6: Introduction to Student Assessment (Coursera)

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You will consider various techniques which help to assess student learning. The course also will help you to acquire the skills to develop and use appropriate assessment procedures. This course is part of the Foundations of Teaching for Learning program which is designed to assist people who are currently teaching but have had no formal teacher education improve their understanding of their role and work as a teacher. This set of courses will enhance your knowledge and understanding about learning and teaching and what makes a teacher a professional.

Practical activities are provided to assist you in using what you have learned to improve your teaching practice. While these are optional, it is strongly recommended that you undertake them if at all possible. Of particular importance is a guide to the development of a portfolio to help you organize and document your thinking about what you have learned. In addition, you may be able to use the portfolio to access other opportunities in the future.


Week 1: An Introduction to Assessment Theory and Practice

Week 2: The nature of feedback in improving teaching and learning

Week 3: Reporting student achievement

Week 4: Guidelines for developing and using objectively answered question procedures

Week 5: Guidelines for developing and using human judgement scoring procedures

Week 6: Guidelines for developing and using procedures that involve students in assessment