EDEM614-19S2 (D) Semester Two 2019 (Distance)

Assessment for Learning

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019


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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,847.00

* 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

  • EDEM614-19S2 (D) Semester Two 2019 (Distance)