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Understanding Assessment by Mind Map: Understanding Assessment
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Understanding Assessment

If an assessment is designed properly it can determine how well the students learn and the approach

Resource: Constructive Alignment

Tools for planning assessment

Assessment Blue Print: Key is to find what kind of learning you are trying to fosture

aim of the BluePrint is to ALIGN, Learning Outcomes, Learning Activities, Assessment approaches, Feedback

Understanding the Learning Approaches helps with above

Surface Learning

Strategic Learning

Deep Learning

Resource:Deep and Surface approaches to learning


Resource:Learning Styles

Progresses through

Down top -- the cognitive load rises.


Comprehension, Emphasis is on Surface learning and Generic feedback


Analysis, Emphasis shifts to strategic learning and targeted feedback


6. Evaluation, Shifts to Deep learning and personalised feedback

Types of Assessment


Assessment of learning mainly use for grading or certification for a course.


Assessment for learning used to direct the teaching and learning process.


Used to diagnose learning needs, determine strengths and weaknesses or can be used as an entry criteria to a course.

Resource (further reading) types of assessment

Poorly designed assessments

fails to link, Teaching, Learning, Assessment

results in, Over/Under assessment, Affects students motivation

problems as above, Poor use of technology

A good assessment design considers

number of assessments due on the same date within a department/school

time allowed for students to complete the assessment

time for the staff to mark the assessment

quality of feedback

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