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Autumn 2020 at UiA (5 credit points)
The course will focus on and discuss assessment and evaluation approaches on the individual level and on the systems level, as well as the relationship between both and its interdependencies.
The intention of the course is thus to increase insight into the fields of tension and dilemmas that assessment and evaluation entail theoretically and empirically regarding the education sector (Comprehensive School and Higher Education).
Related aspects of educational policy will be added.
Actual research by the national and international invited speakers of the course will be presented.
An overall and comprehensive perspective on tests and assignment from a psychometric perspective will be given.
The literature relevant for preparing and participating course will be made public in advance. The course will just be held in English.
The course will be conducted and organized into two sessions (2 x 2 days). (5 CTS).
The two-times session approach with a longer intermediate timeframe will enable that the candidates can contribute actively by elaboration in and between the sessions regarding the content and the assignments given to fulfil the course. The students will present and discuss on their own assignment as well.
Lecture, participative seminar, use of TEAMS and/ or CANVAS. Assignment is a paper graded with pass/not pass.
Offical PhD course description see UiA website: https://www.uia.no/en/studies2/phd-programmes/specialization-in-education
Questions and further Information: Stefanie Hillen, email: stefanie.a.hillen(at)uia.no
A PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities and Education, specialisation in Education.
Students must meet the requirements for a PhD specialisation in Education.
After having completed the PhD degree, the candidate will be able to
The course addresses individual assessment and systematic assessment, as well as the correlation between both. The course intends to increase insight into the dilemmas and tension areas that are associated with assessment, in theory, and in practice, at secondary schools and higher education institutions. We will also discuss related aspects of educational policies during the course.
Furthermore, the course includes up-to-date research contributions from national and international guest-speakers. An overall and comprehensive perspective on tests and assignments from a psychometric perspective will be presented. Candidates will receive a syllabus of compulsory literature in advance. The course will only be held in English.
Sessions, seminars and discussions in Canvas.
Students will have to read and review the syllabus literature using an online platform as well. The delivery of a paper will document the candidate’s work.
The candidates will deliver a paper. The grading system is passed/failed. To obtain the grade passed for the programme, the candidate must have achieved at least a B on the university grade scale.
Department of Education