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ED5857 - Assessment

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to Master of Education and Graduate Diploma of Education students. Core subject for Master of Guidance and Counselling.

This subject will introduce and develop skills in designing, conducting, interpreting and reporting on assessment protocols within a legal and ethical framework. It provides students with the opportunity to clearly demonstrate competence in professional numeracy in guidance and counselling. Both quantitative and qualitative assessment techniques will be explored with an emphasis upon the behavioural and cognitive evaluation of individuals typically referred for guidance and counselling. To enable targeted study, this subject offers streams in four age points; older adult, younger adult, adolescent, and childhood.

Learning Outcomes

  • students will demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of research methods and administrative regulations within a legal and ethical framework as outlined by the Australian Counselling Association and Singapore Association for Counselling Code of Ethics;
  • students must demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills when dealing with culture- related issues and provide recommendations of assessments that are sensitive to multicultural differences and are appropriate to ensure rural and regional wellbeing applicable to the guidance and counselling and career development fields;
  • students will be proficient in interpretation, evaluation, recommendation, and conclusion justification in a range of complex issues and demonstrate proficiency in communication with both specialist and non-specialist stakeholders using advanced numeracy, reading, writing, and advocacy skill;
  • students must demonstrate proficiency with basic statistics and research methods. This subject provides basic research principles to be applied to a research-based project;
  • students must demonstrate competence in professional numeracy in guidance and counselling and advanced knowledge of behavioural and cognitive assessments including developing skills in conducting, interpreting and reporting on assessment protocols, practices, and procedures. This requires proficiency in basic statistics, psychometrics, the rationale behind test construction, test reliability and validity, understanding the implications of neuroscience for assessment in counselling, and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data.

Availabilities

Cairns, External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Professor Margaret Carter
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: online quiz (30%); case study (25%); case referral report (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Successful completion of Case Referral Report (Professional Literacy and Professional Numeracy)

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 53
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Face to face teaching (Face to Face dates to be advised)
Coordinator: Professor Margaret Carter
Lecturer: Dr Geoffrey McNulty.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: online quiz (30%); case study (25%); case referral report (45%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Special Assessment Requirement: Successful completion of Case Referral Report (Professional Literacy and Professional Numeracy)

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.