Welcome to the module on assessment for learning in the 'Assessment and feedback' strand. This module examines what assessment is used for and the various roles that you will play in the assessment cycle as a facilitator. It provides techniques on how to prepare and support your students for assessment, highlights assessment methods that can be used for a variety of scenarios and environments; including large numbers of students, group work, and how to use peer and self-assessment for formative tasks effectively. It then prompts you to consider assessment while thinking about fairness and your local context.
Key questions to frame your learning:
Using the module
The poll questions are designed to help you think about your own situation and attitudes, and to compare your responses to those of others taking the programme. Consider talking to an academic advisor about your responses.
Throughout this course, you will see additional learning opportunities in 'pods'. Exploring the information provided in the pods will enrich the learning experience.
Every module will include a scenario screen that prompts you to apply the best practices, concepts and skills that you have learned in the module to your own context.
Every module will have a 'What's next?' screen that summarises what you have learned and helps you to reflect on how to apply and further expand on your learning after you complete the module.
At the very end of each module, you have the opportunity to test your learning further with a multiple-choice quiz. This consists of five questions and can be taken more than once (a new set of questions will appear).