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Course information

This is a practice-oriented course, which will provide you with resources you can use in your courses. You will work on real assessment, design, review and improve them. You will learn, or refresh your learning of a wide range of factors coming into play when designing effective assessments and will be pushed to think more creatively about assessment and to review your own assessment practices.
Don’t miss this chance to improve your assessment skills.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • to recognize the purposes and characteristics of formative and summative assessment, their link to the intended learning outcomes and the role of feedback in each of these assessment types;
  • to critically evaluate different assessment formats in terms of learners, format, channel, duration, frequency and feasibility;
  • to design summative or formative assessments for a specific group of target learners using the most appropriate assessment format.

This course targets, in particular, all EIT Food educators, both experienced and new to course designing, but it is open also to educators of other KICs. The learning can be applied to courses of any kind, short or long, in professional education or higher education, courses for children or courses for experienced professionals, as well as students. This course is therefore aimed at any educator who wants to learn how to design and use assessment effectively in any of their courses or who is experienced and would like a refresher.

  • Level: EFQ Level 5 EITF competency framework level “Practice”

  • Course duration: 3 hours

  • Start date: 02/10/2023
    End date: 31/12/2023

  • Online and on-site (Arruda-dos-Vinhos, Portugal)

  • Language: English
  • Certificate of completion

What you learn?

You will learn the following competencies:

  • Entrepreneurship:
    • Design effective actions to scale societal impact.
  • Problem Solving:
    • Mobilise effective co-creation methodologies to generate original and sustainable solutions that include relevant voices
  • Critical Thinking:
    • Collect, analyse, interpret and report information to develop sustainable solutions to current and future challenges.
  • Food Systems:
    • Design innovative responses to address sustainability challenges in the food system.
  • Technology Management
    • Mobilise appropriate technologies in innovation processes

Structure & Modules

This 3-6 hours course is structured in ten topics that start with a question to lead you to look at your assessment practices critically or will serve you as points to consider if you are designing your first assessment.

As you work through the course, you will find short quizzes at the end of each topic to test your understanding and some activities at specific points in the course that will allow you to apply straight away what you will learn. You will create new assessment resources for your courses.

If you aren’t currently designing any new assessments, this course will allow you to review the assessment strategies of the course(s) you are teaching and perhaps even feed your comments into the quality review process of the course(s).

Participation Fees

Partners: £50

Non-partners: £60

Career Opportunities

Through this course you will learn or refresh how to design effective assessment. As you will learn, assessment has many purposes and being able to leverage the different kinds of assessment to get information about your students’ learning and progress while enhancing their learning experience will improve your overall teaching. This course will also give you an innovative outlook on how to design the assessment strategy for your courses, which is one of the essential building blocks of learning design, and a key competency for any educator working in professional education, higher education as well as in or with L&D teams in both profit and non-for-profit sectors.

In collaboration with

Programme Leaders

Lucia Debertol
Lucia Debertol
Student Experience & Quality Assurance Advisor

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