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Evaluation and Improvement in Education PG (9792.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education

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Syllabus

This unit explores the role of evaluation in a broad range of educational contexts. It introduces various developmental evaluation approaches and critically examines their roles in building learning capacity of individuals and teams in order to contribute to continuous improvement in educational organisations. The applied potential of evaluation approaches and outcomes are examined in supporting adaptive learning and innovation in complex social organisations such as schools and higher education institutions.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit, students will have:

1. Displayed an understanding of the traditional roles of evaluation in educational contexts from a global perspective through an analysis of contemporary international literature;

2. Critically examined the improvement benefits and relevance of different forms of developmental evaluation in education;

3. Compared and contrasted the role and implications of evaluation at national, provincial, institutional and individual levels; and

4. Examined the nature and effectiveness of evaluation used in their own context and explored the potential for future innovation.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

20 hours Intensive face-to-face block plus on-line learning and 2 callback ( tutorial) days.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.


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