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This course develops knowledge about learning and assessment and the relationships between learning, teaching and assessment in school and early childhood education contexts. It gives initial teacher education students opportunities to develop knowledge for teaching and learning by examining what is known about the conditions for learning and emerging issues regarding the role of assessment in learning.
Students completing this course will be able to:1. Describe relationships between theories of learning, learning experiences and practices of assessment in education contexts.2. Identify features of the classroom/centre environment which can affect learning, teaching and assessment and demonstrate an understanding of how these features affect learning, teaching and assessment.3. Use principles of sound assessment to evaluate assessment resources, processes, and procedures in schools or early childhood centres.4. Explain how to interpret, use and report assessment information in a way that fosters learning.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Course Textbook Hard Copy and E-book available through the LibraryOrmrod, Jeanne Ellis , Anderman, Eric M., Anderman, Lynley Hicks; Educational psychology : developing learners; 9th edition, global edition; Pearson, 2017. There are several hard copies of this and earlier editions available for 3-day loan.The E-text is available for online access with limited numbers at any one time.Other ReadingsOther readings will be provided on Learn as required.
Domestic fee $821.00
International fee $3,750.00
* 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