EDEM614-18S2 (D) Semester Two 2018 (Distance)

Assessment for Learning

30 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


This course seeks to promote the understanding and use of assessment for improving learning. Recognising the diversity of learners and education sectors, topics covered will include discussion of and experience with socio-cultural theories of assessment; narrative assessment approaches; national exemplars in special education, early childhood, primary and secondary settings; assessment and reporting against national standards in literacy and numeracy; and national assessment tools. There will be an opportunity for class members to pursue an assessment topic of their own interest. The course will adopt formative assessment practices to facilitate the learning interests of class members.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course successful students will be able to:

  • Analyse a range of current debates in educational assessment.
  • Appraise national assessment resources, policies and practices.
  • Independently research and report on an assessment topic.


Subject to approval of the Head of School

Course Coordinator

Susan Besley


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assessment for learning: theory to practice 27 Aug 2018 40%
Literature review and report 22 Oct 2018 50%
Forum participation feedback 10% Due date TBC

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,811.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership.

All EDEM614 Occurrences

  • EDEM614-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018 - Not Offered
  • EDEM614-18S2 (D) Semester Two 2018 (Distance)