EDEM614-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)

Assessment for Learning

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


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:
  • 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

Kathryn MacCallum


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Literature Review and report 40% Identify an issue in your context and discuss it in relation to the literature A1.1 Literature Review and report (due date: 9 September 2021) A1.2 Presentation (due date: week of 13 - 24 September 2021)
Assessment for learning: Theory to practice 28 Oct 2021 60% Report

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,905.00

* 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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  • EDEM614-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)