Course Title: Method: Assessment and Evaluation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Method: Assessment and Evaluation

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018


City Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Tasos Barkatsas

Course Coordinator Phone: by email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B220.3

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is one of a series of method courses designed to develop your knowledge and skills to teach in specialist disciplines in secondary school settings. In this course, you will learn, practice and then be assessed on your capacity to: Design an overview of a unit in your discipline that demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area. This will include an effective sequence of lessons that demonstrate your knowledge, understanding and application of literacy, numeracy and ICT to your discipline. You will design a series of assessment tasks that demonstrate your knowledge of assessment strategies (including diagnostic, formative and summative approaches). You will seek feedback from your peers to evaluate the design of the unit and assessment strategies.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to

 Course Learning Outcomes    AITSL Standards
1 Apply curriculum and pedagogical knowledge to plan and organise a coherent unit of work in an identified curriculum area.  2.1, 3.2
Interpret data to construct teaching and assessment strategies to address student learning needs   2.3, 5.4 
Identify appropriate literacy and numeracy and ICT strategies in the unit plan to improve student learning   2.5
Justify use of selected assessment strategies and approaches, to plan assessment tasks.  5.1
Demonstrate knowledge of feedback principles to enhance student learning   5.2
Evaluate curriculum plan and assessment strategies, to improve student learning  3.6

Program learning outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

● Critically analyse and apply educational research to your practice, demonstrating inclusive, learner-focused, evidence-based teaching.

● Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical knowledge and judgement to develop highly effective and innovative teaching skills in an area of specialisation.

● Demonstrate a capacity for critically reflective practice including social, environmental and cultural professional awareness in both local and global contexts.

● Show commitment to ongoing professional learning, particularly in relation to meeting the Australian Graduate Standards for Teachers.



Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of face-to-face and online activities including lectures, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources. The University Library provides extensive scholarly resources to supplement your suggested readings and research and is able to request books or articles from any library in the world. Guides to the literature in your discipline area are available from Assistance with referencing and avoiding plagiarism is available here The Library and the Study and Learning Centre are also on hand to support and Page 4 of 9 assist in the development of your academic skills to make best use of such resources within your academic studies. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

There are 2 assessment tasks:


 Title, words, Weighting   Assessment of Course Learning Outcomes  Assessment of AITSL Standards 
 Curriculum-based unit plan, 50%   CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO6   2.1, 2.3, 3.2, 3.6, 5.1
  Lesson and Assessment Plans, 2000 word equivalent, 50%   CLO4,CLO5, CLO6  2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 5.2, 5.4

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: