Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Penny Round


This introductory unit is about the assessment of teaching practices, environment and student learning across the school years. An important aspect of teaching learners with diverse needs is to understand the learner well. Students learn the practical assessment processes of gathering and interpreting information for use by learners and their teachers, to decide where the learners are in their learning, what impacts on progress, where they need to go and how best to get there. The focus of this unit is on assessment for learning rather than assessment of learning. Assessment for learning involves self-reflection and self-assessment that allow teachers to make better learning and teaching decisions but also develop learners' own understanding of how their learning is taking place and how it can be developed.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. recognise different approaches of assessment used in the inclusive classroom context across the school years, e.g. assessment for learning
  2. discover various ways a teacher can determine strengths of learners with diverse needs
  3. understand ways standardised assessments could be adapted to assess learning of learners with diverse needs
  4. determine how the process of assessment can enhance the inclusion and participation of learners with diverse needs, including transition periods.


Research essay (1600 words, 40%)
Class presentation (equivalent of 2400 words, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 contact hours per week

Additional requirements:

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

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Chief examiner(s)

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