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LAW7289 - Evaluation and assessment

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: TBA


Not offered in 2007


(Please note that this unit is only available as an on-line offering in Semester One, 2006.)

Difference between evaluation & assessment
Overview of evaluation process - questionnaires, focus groups
Sourcing feedback & what to do with it
Overview of assessment - summative & formative, criterion based & normative
Aligning assessment to learning objectives
Choosing appropriate Assessment strategies
Design, implement and reflect on own assessment activities
Developing reflective practice
Future directions.


At the successful completion of this Unit the student
should be able to:

  1. Explain why assessment tasks need to align as directly as possible with the learning outcomes they are intended to assess;
  2. Design or choose assessment tasks and task formats that enable such alignment with learning outcomes;
  3. Review assessment tasks in terms of their ability to distinguish reliably the extent to which students have attained learning outcomes;
  4. Make use of a range of information sources to gather feedback on the effectiveness of teaching and reflect on that teaching.


This Unit will be assessed as Pass or Fail only and no grades will be allocated. There will be ongoing assessment which may include reflective activities, case studies and a final assessment task.
Participation in the Unit online discussion group will also be required.


Must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Law Teaching and the successful completion of LAW7287 and LAW7288