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Measuring What Matters: Transforming Assessment and Recognition of Complex Learning Competencies
Build capacity to assess and credential valued competencies
On this three-week course, you’ll learn how to transform assessment and recognition of complex competencies, examining how The University of Melbourne’s research-based approach to assessment and credentialling is influencing global policy and practices.
Explore current research and development in contemporary education
Guided by global leaders, you’ll examine contemporary ambitions for learners and how assessment can transform the grammar of schooling, enabling all students to thrive.
Drawing from evidence-based resources, tools, and case studies, you’ll explore the elements required for new assessments and recognition systems to be implemented effectively.
Learn how to align your learning ambitions, learning design, and assessment design to optimise student success
Accessing assessment frameworks for complex competencies in The University of Melbourne’s Ruby platform, you’ll gain experience of transformative assessment in action in your own school or organisation by trialling assessments on Agency in Learning.
With new knowledge, and a roadmap to implementation, you’ll build the capacity to use new metrics to assess and credential students in typically difficult-to-assess areas.
Develop strategies to bring about organisational change using best practice
Reflecting on current practices, you’ll evaluate your school or organisation and build capacity to use assessment and credentialling to measure the competencies learners require to thrive.
Collaborating with fellow learners, and using the tools, techniques, and best practice you’ve been introduced to, you’ll finish this course with an understanding of new assessment and recognition practices and next steps for how to successfully measure and report on a range of complex competencies for learners in your organisation.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the policy context of assessing and recognising complex competencies
- Define learning ambitions and consider new ways of measuring learner success
- Define complex competencies and how they can be taught, assessed and recognised
- Describe the need for a new grammar of schooling, new learning designs, new assessments and new ways to recognise complex competencies
- Explain the elements and process of assessment design for recognising complex competencies
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for current and future leaders in schools and organisations who recognise that today’s learners need to develop a range of complex competencies in order to thrive in the future.
What software or tools do you need?
- Internet access
- Journal - online or paper based
Who developed the course?
World rankingTop 40Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
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