Published on September 16, 2014
TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE MODULE.11 APPROPIATE ASSESSMENT INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION There have been many changes in how we think about assessment over recent years. Many of these changes are relevant to Education for Sustainable Development. Perhaps the most noticeable change is the focus on relating learning with the measurement and reporting of what students have achieved. This relationship helps make assessment an integral part of students’ day -to-day schooling rather than a series of end-of-course tests. This goal is especially important in Education for Sustainable Development because of the wide range of objectives concerned with knowledge, skills, values/attitudes, and action. This module develops ways of assessing student learning that are appropriate to Education for Sustainable Development. OBJECTIVES To develop a sense of direction and innovation in the assessment of learning in Education for Sustainable Development; To analyse key assessment issues and make decisions that will integrate assessment with effective teaching and learning; and To develop skills for using appropriate ways of assessing the knowledge, skill and values objectives of Education for Sustainable Development.