Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course

• you have reflected the assessment culture in your discipline and developed your conception of assessment

• you have familiarised yourself with student-centered and versatile assessment methods.

• you can choose assessment methods that are aligned with learning outcomes of the course

• you can plan learning assessment in a versatile and inclusive way

Credits: 1 - 2

Schedule: 01.01.2024 - 31.07.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jenni Koponen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English, Finnish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    • Different purposes of assessment

    • Assessment for learning

    • Assessment culture

    • Conception of assessment

    • Assessment practices, assessment methods

    • Feedback to support assessment for learning

    • Learning assessment and future of assessment in disciplines

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The completion of the course requires that the assignments required are completed with a grade “pass”. All the assignments have an assessment matrix.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is a practice-oriented online course. The course is based on materials and assignments in the MyCourses learning environment, supported by guidance and feedback. You can complete the course flexibly according to your own schedule.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Available in MyCourses learning environment.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    10 Reduced Inequality

    4 Quality Education


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching language: English. 

    This course is multilingual. The reading materials used are both Finnish and/or English originals. You may choose which ones you use. The assignments can be found in English. You can complete them in Finnish and/or English. The feedback from the instructors is in Finnish or in English. 

    Registration: The course is applicable to everyone interested in learning assessment and whose work at Aalto include teaching activities. You can enroll in the course if you are employed to Aalto during the course. Continuous enrolment. 

    Teaching periods: I-summer.