Teaching, learning and assessment. Raimonda Markeviciene With compliments to Dr. Helen Cameron.
With compliments to Dr. Helen Cameron
“The adoption of a learning outcomes approach represents more than simply expressing learning in terms of outcomes. It entails much more due to their significant implications for all aspects of curriculum design, delivery, expression, assessement and standards”.
Adam S, 2004
A range of synonyms in English:
Assessment for learning
Promotes appropriate learning
Continuous assessment: A combination of summative and formative assessment. Usually involves repeated summative assessments. Marks recorded.
First, needs analysis = students required performance
This informs the intended assessment.
Write LOs to tell students and staff what is intended.
Use LOs to write new assessments / exams
- INTENDED Assessment
Constructive Alignment …….
Adapted from John Biggs 1996
(Morss and Murray, 2005)
How do we join the dots??? more than simply expressing learning in terms of outcomes. It entails much more due to their significant implications for all aspects of curriculum design, delivery, expression, assessement and standards”.
Linking learning outcomes and assessment criteria and Assessment
Assessment strategy and criteria and Assessment
Isn’t the fist LO assessed too much? Is there no need to asses LO2? Do we need to assess LO 1, 3, 4 5 and 6
during the exam? What LO are assessed during the task 3? Is exam a real tool of assessment? Why so many LO
are assessed in in the exam when other tasks/methods are also used?
The main goal of the course is to provide the students with a set of competences for the understanding and application of statistical concepts and techniques in engineering disciplines. These competences can be classified as general competences and specific ones:
CE 1. Identify situations with a random behaviour and calculate probability of these phenomena.
CE 2. Know, identify and classify random variables from different sources of information.
CE 3.Identify and solve problems in which the studied variable follows a known probability distribution. To build up and validate suitable statistical models for real problems.
CE 4. Know the use of estimation and inference in order to study the behaviour of a model through a sample of the population under study.
CE5. Assess the importance of statistics and its proper use in specific engineering problems.
TIME MANAGEMENT. Distribute time equally depending on priorities, taking into account personal objectives. Define, organize and plan activities.
Domain level 2: define and sort objectives and plan individual activity over the medium and long terms (from various weeks to half a year).
Classroom activities (69 hours)
- Lectures explaining the theoretical material: 40 hours
- Resolution of exercises and example problems: 23 hours.
- Continuous assessment: 3 hours.
- Final assessment: 3 hours.
Out-of-class activities (81 hours):
- Individual study of lecture material: 32 hours.
- Undertaking of proposed exercises and revision: 20 hours.
- Undertaking of intermediate mileposts and final presentation: 11 hours
- Preparation for exam: 18 hours.
If a grade of at least 50% is obtained with the deliverable exercises, the continuous assessment tests and the presentation, it will not be necessary to take the final exam and the grade will be that obtained up to this time.
If the student does not obtain at least a 50% of the grades, he or she has to:
Quality Assurance: Process and outcomes and Assessment
Identify needs and necessary resources and Assessment
Tuning approach for designing study programmes
THE TUNING DYNAMIC QUALITY DEVELOPMENT CIRCLE and Assessment
Definition of academic and professional profiles
Identification of resources
Programme design: definition of learning outcomes / competences
Construction of curricula: content and structure + balanced ECTS credit allocation
Evaluation and improvement(on the basis of feed back and feed forward)
Selection of types of assessment
Selection of teaching and learning approaches
Design process components
Analyse data, report, decide on changes
Implement the plan