Assessment and WILOct-Dec 2023 module
Assessment and Work-Integrated Learning
Offered 16 Oct to 4 Dec, 2023
(First offered in 2020 as ‘Learning and Assessment in WIL’ and as ‘Assessment in WIL’ in 2022)
Designing an assessment profile to evidence authentic learning including consideration of the nature of learning, WIL pedagogy, the purpose of assessment, challenges of implementing authentic assessment in the context of curriculum design.
Assessment and Work-Integrated Learning
(previously known as ‘Learning and assessment in Work-integrated Learning’)
This module explores the design of an assessment profile to evidence authentic learning. This will include related topics such as consideration of the nature of knowledge and learning, WIL pedagogy, the purpose of assessment, and the challenges of implementing authentic assessment in the context of curriculum design.
By the end of the module, participants will be able to:
- Describe the nature of authentic assessments and the challenges of implementing authentic assessment in a contemporary higher education context.
- Design an authentic assessment profile that evidences learning outcomes of a WIL curriculum.
More specific topics and outcomes will be available end of July.
The following activities occur during the module:
- Webinars – at which participants meet and discuss topics & assessment issues and present reflections (The webinars will be held in Weeks 1, 4 and 7).)
- Read articles and selected readings recommended for the module
- Identify other readings
- Written contributions for example in mindmaps, online blogs or postings
- Other activities as described in module timetable and/or agreed at webinars
Expected total participation time approximately 15 – 20 hours – including preparation and participation in online tasks/activities.
(subject to change, however webinars will be held in weeks 1, 4 and7)
Following registration and payment for module, participants will be sent a short questionnaire about suitable times for webinars so that initial webinars planning can be undertaken as soon as possible. The webinars will be in weeks 1, 4 and 7.
|WEEK 1||Introduction of participants to each other and the module. Discussion of factors influencing assessment in WIL.||Familiarisation with online portal and posting an introductory paragraph.
Webinar one.Introductions and general discussion about factors influencing assessment in WIL. Planning the on-line posting for weeks 2 and 3, mind maps and preparation for the next webinar.
|WEEK 2||Explore the factors influencing assessment in WIL in more depth||Online posting relating to Webinar One|
|WEEK 3||Describe the nature of authentic assessments & challenges of implementing authentic assessment in a contemporary higher education context.||Creation of online mind map. The mind map collects and collates the different perspectives of participants.|
|WEEK 4||Challenges of designing and implementing authentic assessment.||
Webinar two.Discussion themes and personal perspectives reflected in the mind map. Introduce 2nd mind map –Assessment in a WIL context.
Participants post a 200-word (maximum) comment related to one of the themes
|WEEK 5||Designing an authentic assessment.||Participants create 2nd mind map. Contribute to the mind map that collects and collates the different perspectives of participants about the nature and design of authentic assessment.|
|WEEK 6||Curriculum design: Articulate learning outcomes that inform assessment profiles. Define authentic assessment profiles.||Online posting relating to Webinar Two.
Introduce article for reading on curriculum design.
|WEEK 7||Designing curriculum and assessment||
Webinar three.Sharing and discussing mind map 2 on ‘Assessment in a WIL context’: What are the key issues in designing and implementing authentic assessment
|WEEK 8||Reflection on learnings.|
Conclusion of module
|Post a 200 word reflection online outlining insights on authentic assessment and WIL curriculum design.|
Register your interest now. A month or two prior to commencement of the module we’ll offer you a place. You can then accept and pay, or decline – no obligation.
Cost, completion and certificate
- All modules contain a strong emphasis on application of academic WIL literature to practice.
- Modules are presented in English through online study – approx 20 hour’s preparation and participation.
- Administration and set-up charge (previously New Zealand dollars, now Canadian dollars):
CAD $250 – Members of the four National Association members
CAD $250 – Full Institutional Members of WACE and Global Partners of WACE
CAD $300 – Non-members
The charge is payable on acceptance for a module after registration.
- A certificate is issued to those people who complete the module.
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