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Fielding Graduate University    
  Jan 23, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018
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ELC-801 Assessment and Evaluation

4 semester credits

Students designate an area in which they have a special interest or expertise for this course. It can be used to acquire new knowledge or to deepen existing knowledge in a specific area in which students expect to build or advance professional careers.

Additional Information for CCL Concentration students: Assessment is not a set of techniques, but a way of thinking guided by humane and helping values. Grounded in sound theory and extensive practical experience, this course will provide important, accessible, and timely guidance for administrators and teaching faculty who develop and implement policy regarding assessment and evaluation. Course will include the connection among three powerful trends in higher education: the focus on learning and learners, the emphasis on the assessment of learning, and the need to continually improve what we presently do. Grounded in principles of constructivist learning theory and continuous improvement, course will offer opportunities for participants to make connections with what they already know about assessment, integrate new information with their current knowledge, and try new approaches to enhance the learning of their students. Participants will consider what it means to shift from a teacher-centered paradigm of instruction to a learner-centered paradigm and practical approaches to help formulate intended learning outcomes, gather feedback from students to guide instruction, and develop scoring criteria for guiding and evaluating student work. Course will address the students’ ability to think critically, address enduring and emerging issues and problems in their disciplines, and the use of portfolios to promote and evaluate student learning.
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter

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