Summer 2021 - EDUC 325 D100
Assessment for Classroom Teaching (3)
Class Number: 2365
Delivery Method: Remote
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.
This course will be conducted completely online in a synchronous/asynchronous blended mode. We will “meet” at 2:30 PM, Tuesdays for approximately ONE (1) hour through Zoom (synchronous work). Participation to the synchronous sessions is critical, since there will be in-class assignment tasks done during the class time; also, in principle, the classes will not be recorded for privacy concerns on students’ free and safe interactions. Outside of these weekly meetings, students will work on individual tasks and/or group activities through Canvas (asynchronous work).
This course will tie together theories and classroom practices of assessment. Borrowing ideas from relevant academic literature, and examining the BC curriculum, and other ministerial policies and tools, the discussions will focus on practical ideas in classroom 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’s provincial 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 and others;
- Demonstrate the applied knowledge in practical tools for teaching and learning.
- Online Research Portfolio 30%
- Lesson Plan 25%
- Reflection Paper or Presentation 20%
- Assessment Activity 25%
There will be no final examination in this course.
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.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).