Part A (Group)
1. Work together in small groups (maximum of 4) to research and create a case study presentation that identifies a specific learning need scenario (for an individual or group of students) in relation to an assessment task or issues emerging from assessment data. The case may relate to a year level, a class, group of students with a particular learning need or disability or an individual (e.g. a dip in year 5 writing data, an ASD student whose grades do not reflect his apparent intelligence. See other examples of scenarios on moodle).
2. The group must collect authentic primary data or source materials from a specific school to illustrate and contextualise the case. Research for the presentation should also be informed by an academic exploration of the issues and make use of policy documents and contemporary literature in the field of assessment and reporting.
3. You should interpret the data, and evaluate the ways in which assessment and other relevant practices may be adapted to improve student success or learning.
4. Finally you must propose a strategy for addressing the identified issue/s.
5. The group needs to present their case study (for approximately 10-15 minutes) in a format as appropriate for a professional development session for peers, it should be informative and engaging and may include the stimulus for collegial discussion. (Distance students will be presenting using the zoom platform and times negotiated with your lecturer/tutor. Each group will also need to be present for the group presentation that they will provide feedback to.)
Documentation: The case study must be written up and submitted (approx. 2500 words), accompanied by a set of questions that could be used with the case study to promote peer professional learning. Also upload source data (with identities of individuals and schools removed) and some evidence of your problem solving process. An overview of the presentation and reference list must also be included. While one person per group may upload the main documentation, all students must upload a word document including their group members names and who in their group is uploading the main documentation, as well as their own peer review sheets.
Part B Peer feedback and moderation (Individual and group)
Each group member will peer assess another presentation using the criteria for this task.
The group members will then engage in a group moderation process to determine a group rating and written feedback to be shared with the presenting group.
Each group members should upload their individual response and the final group feedback (templates provided on moodle).
Each group member will also engage in a group and self-evaluation process before submitting a self assessment profile for the task (templates provided on moodle).
NB: Case studies depict real-life situations in which problems need to be solved. Case study work involves reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making skills. In your case you should draw on a real life situation, but present it as a fictionalized case to protect the identity of individuals and schools it may be based on.
Presentations during week 5-6, documentation submitted week 6
This task addresses aspects of the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 3.5, 3.6, 4.5, 5.1, 5.4.