EDEM614-20S2 (D) Semester Two 2020 (Distance)

Assessment for Learning

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


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 socio-cultural theories of assessment; narrative assessment approaches; national exemplars in special education, early childhood, primary and secondary settings and national assessment tools. There will be an opportunity for class members to pursue an assessment topic of their own interest.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course successful students will be able to:
1.     To analyse a range of current debates in educational assessment.  
2.     To appraise assessment resources, policies and practices.  
3.     To independently review and report on the research literature of an assessment topic.


Subject to approval of the Head of School

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Susan Besley

Course Coordinator

Susan Besley


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assessment for learning: theory to practice 24 Aug 2020 40%
Literature review and report 20 Oct 2020 50%
Forum Participation 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,884.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership.

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  • EDEM614-20S2 (D) Semester Two 2020 (Distance)