Assessing the assessors : authentic online assessment of students of school counselling

Campbell, Marilyn A., Frost, Denise A., & Logan, Joanna (2007) Assessing the assessors : authentic online assessment of students of school counselling. In Frankland, Steve (Ed.) Enhancing Teaching and learning through Assessment. Springer, Netherlands, pp. 122-131.

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In a core unit in the Queensland University of Technology’s Education Masters degree, teachers training to become school counsellors are required to learn to assess children with learning and/or behavioural problems. Students enrol in the semester long unit in "block" mode, whereby face to face contact in the unit is limited to one block session of 5 days. After this period, they become distance learners, assessed by assignments due later in the semester. This format poses pedagogical challenges. To overcome these challenges it was necessary to design an authentic assessment task that would enhance the students’ learning as well as provide opportunities for collaboration. Logistically, the tasks had to be deliverable to distance learners with interactive communication techniques; pedagogically, the assessment needed to be authentic. This paper reports on the action learning project designed to overcome these challenges.

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ID Code: 11238
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the authors.
Keywords: outcome based assessment, authentic assessment, HERN
ISBN: 9781402062254
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Springer
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 01:01

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