Assessment Practices for Action Competence

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Welcome and Introductions

Bronwyn Hegarty

Welcome to Assessment Practices for Action Competence.

Quick Link to Course Modules
Module 1: Action competence
Module 2: Learning approaches
Module 3: Assessment methods
Module 4: Designing assessment

I extend a huge welcome to you all. I am the course facilitator and am looking forward to sharing insights into this type of assessment with you. The focus is on developing a learning community who will be working towards common goals, e.g., designing and facilitating assessment of action competence. Informal learners (not enrolled) are welcome to access the resources.

The course is offered through online learning using a mix of approaches which will be confirmed by the learning community. For example, self-paced learning, real time web conferencing, online discussion and networking using a variety of social media. The intention is to encourage the formation of a Community of Practice that you can continue to access long after the course is finished. To make a start click on the Getting Started tab in the header box at the top of this page.

Assessment Practices for Action Competence is a course from the Continuing Education programme offered at Otago Polytechnic, Aotearoa New Zealand. Participants can access the resources freely, or pay a small fee for facilitation and/or assessment services. To find out more about these services or to formally enroll please email OP enquiries.


Course Aim

To gain an understanding of the principles of action competence and develop a kete of effective strategies for assessing this.

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Learning Outcomes

Following democratic principles - the following suggested learning outcomes will be negotiated with the learning community.

  1. Define and discuss the meaning of action competence in your context.
  2. Explore learning approaches associated with developing action competence (e.g., co-operative learning, inquiry learning, experiential learning and reflective learning).
  3. Explore and critically analyse a range of assessment methods associated with action competence, and how they might be integrated in your teaching context.
  4. Evaluate existing assessment methods and their relevance to developing action competence.
  5. Design authentic and integrated assessments for promoting action competence in a vocational area.