Sharing my “Curriculum + Assessment”

My course instructor, the infamous djplanner, has requested a posting outlining some key decisions made toward completing Assignment 2.

  •        What is the context?
  •        What are the learning objectives?
  •        What are the assessment criteria you’ll use?

Now I have much work to do to get to the completed status for this assignment, but as it stands, the following are my responses the djplanner’s request:

Year 4 Geography/English context

Formative

  • Students will create a trading card to synthesise understanding of what is an endangered species and conservation status.
  • Students will prepare persuasive website to ‘draft’ one week prior to the due date to receive explicit written feedback.
  • Student will provide peer assessment using a checklist to determine if all necessary information is provided in persuasive website.
  • Student will proofread and edit website content as self assessment.
  • The teacher will make observations and anecdotal notes during class discussions for student understanding throughout the unit.
  • Observation of student engagement during field trip to Hervey Bay Discovery Sphere.

The teacher will make observations of engagement and responses given, when class discuss responses to field trip questionnaire/quiz.

Assessment criteria:

Knowledge and understanding

Interconnections between people, places and environments; and the importance of the environment and different views on how it can be protected.

Clear and supported interpretation of literal and implied meaning by connecting ideas in a variety of texts; and considered explanation of how text structures are used for different purposes and effects.

Considered explanation of how text structures are used for different purposes and effects.

Understanding and skills dimensions

Considered selection, organisation and synthesis of a variety of relevant ideas and information for different purposes and audiences.

Considered use of text structures for different purposes and audiences.

Summative

Utilising prior knowledge and new learnings, students will demonstrate their skills and processes in a meaningful way by creating and publishing a persuasive webpage to promote a course of action: What would you do to save an endangered species?

[Students have previously learnt how to create and publish a webpage in Technology.]

Students will demonstrate effective methods to source relevant information for inclusion in webpage.

Assessment criteria:

Understanding and skills dimensions

Interpretation of geographical data to:

  • draw reasoned conclusions
  • propose alternative individual actions in response to a geographical challenge
  • explain the expected effects of their proposed action.

Considered selection, organisation and synthesis of a variety of relevant ideas and information for different purposes and audiences.

Considered use of text structures for different purposes and audiences.

I am not sure if this is indeed what is being asked.  Are we allowed to include constructing and transforming criteria in both the formative and summative assessment?  I’m not sure!  However, I am certain about one thing: I am very, VERY keen to read Week 8 information and head off to my next lecture to find out if I am on the right track or not.

Fingers crossed …

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