Assessment & Feedback

Course Description
This short programme comprises one of the modules offered on the MA Learning and Teaching which aims to develop a deep understanding of assessment and feedback practices in order to enhance practice.

The programme is suitable for those currently working in teaching or training roles.

More specifically the objectives are To promote understanding of the role of assessment and feedback in learning,

To foster an understanding of the principles of effective assessment and feedback,

To apply these principles to practice,

To encourage a reflective and scholarly approach to assessment and feedback.

Subjects taught

Course Content
This course is comprised of the following module:

Assessment & Feedback: Both assessment and feedback are complex areas, for which reason alone they merit close study and appraisal at a high level. They are also areas of practice much-disparaged by students because they are perceived to be inadequately / ineffectively addressed in day-to-day teaching. This module seeks to improve and develop a deep understanding of assessment and feedback practices with specific reference to learner centred, inclusive approaches.

Who Should Apply?
It is aimed at those involved in teaching and/or training, for example in adult education, further and higher education, post-primary or within private or public sector organisations.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants should normally have at least a level 8 major award or equivalent. The programme is practice focused so applicants must be engaged in sufficient teaching to allow them to meet the programme learning outcomes.

Applicants are not required to teach at any particular level but the nature of their teaching should be conducive to meeting the learning outcomes, for example, involving the assessment (formal or informal) of learning.

Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis


1 Semester

Course Delivery
This course will be delivered in blended mode, using face-to-face and online delivery. There are 6-7 workshops each semester and a one-off induction at the beginning of the programme.

Each learner is also assigned a personal tutor. One-to-one and small group tutorials are also scheduled. The rest of the delivery is online.

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    Part time,Blended

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