Curriculum Design and Assessment for Learning

Unit code: AET6002 | Study level: Postgraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
Online Self-Paced
N/A
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Overview

This unit takes a learner-focussed approach to studying and evaluating course design, specifically focusing on contemporary approaches to curriculum and assessment. Assessment strategies are introduced as an integral component of course and unit design that fosters student learning. Participants evaluate contemporary curriculum models including models suitable for intensive modes of study including the VU Block mode, and their operationalisation within national and institutional contexts with their relevance to specific cohorts and learning outcomes. The unit’s social-constructivist instructional approach is focused on authentic experiential learning. Via technology moderated experiential opportunities, the unit offers a learner-focused, highly collaborative learning and assessment process. Through the unit's authentic assessment tasks, participants interrogate their own curriculum and assessment practices and propose evidence-based adjustments with consideration of implementation constraints and institutional settings. This unit is delivered in an intensive mode of study over a four week period.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate curriculum designs to recommend approaches relevant to diverse learning needs;
  2. Make connections between practice and current theories and research on curriculum development and assessment design to prepare recommendations for change;
  3. Apply systematic curriculum design processes and principles of alignment to learning goals, teaching and learning activities, and assessment tasks for effective learning; and
  4. Design assessment that identifies and reports student learning, provides feedback to students about their learning and informs further learning.
  5. Communicate improvement-oriented feedback in a professional and respectful manner.

Study as a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Review
|
Grade: 15%
Recognising/identifying assessment challenges
Assessment type: Exercise
|
Grade: 20%
Justifying curriculum alignment
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 50%
Assessing student learning
Assessment type: Review
|
Grade: 15%
Professional communication and peer feedback

Required reading

Nil.

As part of a course

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