Adult Learning and Assessment - 2016

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Unit summary

EDTT521

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Project Report 1 (40%) , Project Report 2 (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

Theories of learning. Working with the adult learner. The relationship of student learning to teaching and assessment. Metacognition. Assessment of student learning. Student engagement and cultural identity. The impact of the learning environment.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. distinguish and identify student characteristics, learning and assessment terminology and use it correctly in reference to educational and instructional development and implementation
  2. identify, interpret and analyse selected learning models in reference to student learning in their own teaching area
  3. recognise, categorise and generalise the student characteristics, and the elements of the instructional process to their own educational situation
  4. describe and apply the principles of measurement and assessment
  5. identify and describe a variety of assessment procedures used in higher education and demonstrate an appreciation of how choices can be made between them
  6. analyse the implications of current educational reform and debate on student outcome approaches to education within their own teaching area
  7. demonstrate their assimilation of research on student characteristics, learning processes and assessment issues in a major project.
  • Project Report 1 (40%)
  • Project Report 2 (40%)
  • Quiz (20%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1The changing context for higher education: Learning
2The adult learner: psychological background
3Educating the adult
4Measurement and assessment of learning outcomes

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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