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      1) Theme: What are the purposes of assessment? Main concepts. 
      2) Theme: How to engage the students with the standards and criteria?

               3) Theme: How to support assessment for learning in courses?

    During the course the aim is  to achieve a deeper scholarship in designing assessment for and of learning. Individually, you will read some (at least 5 ) papers .

    Thereis one main assignment to be done during the course: You will write a final report of about 5 pages.  In that report the justifications must be based on literature and the style is normal academic report.

    The specific content you can design yourself.  At first, write a preliminary reflection before you start reading the papers. What do you think about assessment, assessing student learning. What are your experiences? What areyour assessment practices? What has been changed in that area during your teacher career? Submit into mycourses 'Assignment'

    The estimated workload for the whole course of 5 credits is  135 hours, 1 credit =27 h


    After the course you will be able

    • to identify the resources of assessment practices in supporting learning process,
    • to analyse and compare various assessment and feedback methods in related to validity and reliability, 
    • to implement self- or peer-assessment in own teaching,
    • (to evaluate the assessment and feedback practices in a programme or major and to participate in developing the practices)


    • Concepts of assessment, purposes of assessment
    • Designing assessment methods to support student learning
    • Self-assessment and peer-assessment
    • Reliability and validity
    • (Program-level assessment) minor part 


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