Summer 2019 - EDUC 325 D100

Assessment for Classroom Teaching (3)

Class Number: 4115

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    EDB 7608, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 220.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A survey of assessment methods that contribute to improving teaching and learning, and for making judgments and decisions about qualities of teaching, the classroom environment, and student achievement and growth. Topics include: goal and task analysis, validity and reliability, observing and assessing classroom processes and environments, self-report methods, assessing student achievement, published tests of achievement and aptitude, marking and reporting.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will tie together theories and classroom practices of assessment. Borrowing ideas from relevant academic literature, and examining the BC curriculum, the discussions will focus on practical ideas such as assessment as learning, assessment designs, formative and summative assessments, self and peer assessments, and assessment in multicultural classrooms. This course will aid students in understanding how theories and practices of assessment are interwoven in our educational practices with particular attention to BC curriculum.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain key concepts and characteristics of quality assessment;
  • Apply theories of assessment to teaching in BC;
  • Demonstrate the applied knowledge in practical tools for teaching and learning.

Grading

  • Research Project 25%
  • Unit Plans 25%
  • Lesson Plans 25%
  • Demo Lessons 25%

NOTES:

There will be no final examination for this course.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Students are not required to purchase any texts for this course. All assigned readings, videos, and other resources will be available online or through the SFU library.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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