assessment in education and training

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Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
Unit: 501: Developing teaching, learning, and assessment in education and
training
Assignment Brief

Cohort Detail April 2022
Unit Number and Title Unit 501: Developing teaching,
learning, and assessment in
education and training
Academic Year 2022/2023
Unit Module Leader Pamela Patten
Issue Date 31.10.2022
Submission Date 05.12.2022
Unit relationship to NOS This unit is underpinned by the
overarching professional standards
for teachers, tutors, and trainers in
lifelong learning.
Unit Aim The purpose of the unit is to provide
the learner with knowledge,
understanding, and skills relating to
developing teaching, learning, and
assessment in education and training.
It includes investigating practice in
own area of specialism, applying
theories, principles, and models of
learning, communication, and
assessment in relation to planning,
delivering and assessing inclusive
teaching and learning
Submission Format
The submission is formal written assignments in the form of reports, a portfolio of
teaching, and a reflective account. This should be written in a concise, formal
business style using
1.5 spacing and font size of 12. Preferably you can use Arial
or Calibri font style. You are required to make use of headings, paragraphs, and
subsections as appropriate and ensure that the report is justified and aligned.
You need to
bold the headings and subheadings, add page numbers and a clear
task and
evidence title needs to be given throughout the written assignments. You
need to submit your assignments in
MS Word format.
You need to proofread the assignments for any spelling, grammar, and function
errors. You may use digital proofreading such as
Grammarly. You may wish to
sign up for a free Grammarly account.
www.grammarly.com

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You must avoid using American spellings in your assignments or in any written
work. You are required to use
British spellings only. You can use the following
link to see the difference as an example:
http://www.tysto.com/uk-us-spelling-list.html
All tasks must be produced in a professional academic writing style and should
include evidence of your research with
references. This includes linking research
coherently to your writing and using referencing, such as a
bibliography, citing and
quotes. You are required to submit original work without plagiarism, and you need
to reference your work where required. You are suggested to use
Harvard
referencing style
. You may wish to read the information on the link given:
https://www.scribbr.co.uk/referencing/harvard-style/
Developing
teaching,
learning, and
assessment in
education and
training
Task Evidence
required
Assessment
criteria covered
A Report 1.1, 1.2, 2.5, 6.1
B Investigative
report
3.1,3.3
C Portfolio of
teaching evidence
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3,
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.2
D Reflective account 4.5, 5.5, 7.1,7.2
Unit Learning Outcomes
1. Be able to investigate practice in own area of specialism
2. Be able to apply theories, principles, and models of learning, communication,
and assessment to planning inclusive teaching and learning
3. Be able to apply theories of behaviour management to creating and maintaining
a safe, inclusive teaching and learning environment
4. Be able to apply theories, principles, and models of learning, communication,
and assessment to delivering inclusive teaching and learning
5. Be able to apply theories, models, and principles of assessment to assessing
learning in education and training
6. Be able to implement expectations of the minimum core in planning, delivering,
and assessing inclusive teaching and learning
7. Be able to apply theories and models of reflection and evaluation to the
evaluation of own practice in planning, delivering, and assessing inclusive teaching
and learning
Assignment tasks and guidance

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Task A- Report
Report relating to your own area of specialism
Write a report in which you:
a) analyse the application of pedagogical principles (ref. 1.1)
analysed the application of the pedagogical principles. It should include
andragogical and pedagogical principles. This may include theories from
Piaget, Bruner, and Vygotsky
b) analyse ways in which minimum core elements can be demonstrated
in planning, delivering, and assessing inclusive teaching and learning
(ref. 6.1)
analysed ways in which minimum core elements can be demonstrated in
planning, delivering, and assessing inclusive teaching and learning
c) evaluate the effectiveness of the use of creative and innovative
approaches (ref. 1.2)
evaluated the effectiveness of the use of creative and innovative
approaches
d) explain how your own practice in planning inclusive teaching and
learning has taken account of theories, principles, and models of
learning, communication, and assessment. (ref. 2.5)
explained how own practice in planning inclusive teaching and learning has
taken account of theories, principles and models of learning, communication
and assessment. THEORIES may include behaviourism, cognitivism,
constructivism, humanism. MODELS may include pedagogy and andragogy.
LEARNING PREFERENCES may include Kolb, Honey and Mumford,
Gardiner, Fleming
NOTE:
You are expected to present your report in a professional academic writing style.
You are expected to draw on their literature review and proposal to carry out their
investigation. It is envisaged that the report would have an estimated word count of
approximately 750 – 1000 words, equivalent to 3-4 pages. The word count does not
include the bibliography. An academic form of writing includes linking research
coherently to your writing and using referencing, such as a bibliography, citing and
quotes.
Task B- Investigative report
Undertake investigations that enable you to:
a) analyse theories of behaviour management (ref. 3.1)
analyse theories of behaviour management. This may include Skinner,
Kounin, and Rogers. Reference could be made to Vizard and Dix. Reference
can be made to models of transactional analysis, Johari, positive
reinforcement, nonconfrontational approaches.

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b) explain how your own practice in creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive
teaching and learning environment has taken account of theories of
behaviour management. (ref. 3.3)
explained how own practice in creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive
teaching and learning environment has taken account of theories of
behaviour management. This may include respect, confidentiality, safe and
secure environment.
NOTE:
The report should demonstrate an understanding of how different aspects of their
reading links coherently to the assessing role. You need to employ an academic
form of writing which includes linking research coherently to your writing and using
referencing, such as a bibliography, citing, and quotes. It is envisaged that the
investigative report would have an estimated word count of 500 – 750 words,
equivalent to 2-3 pages.
Task C- Portfolio of teaching evidence
In your teaching portfolio, provide evidence that you have:
a) used initial and diagnostic assessments to agree on learners’ individual goals
and learning preferences (ref. 2.1)
b) devised a scheme of work taking account of:
the needs of learners
the delivery models
internal and external requirements (ref. 2.2)
c) designed teaching and learning plans which take account of:
the individual goals, needs, and learning preferences of all learners
curriculum requirements (ref. 2.3)
d) identified opportunities for learners and others to provide feedback to inform
inclusive practice (ref. 2.4)
e) established and sustained a safe, inclusive learning environment (ref. 3.2)
f) designed resources that:
actively promote equality and value diversity
meet the identified needs of specific learners (ref. 4.1)
g) demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in the use of inclusive teaching and
learning approaches and resources, including technologies, to meet the needs of
individual learners (ref. 4. 2)
h) demonstrated ways to promote equality and value diversity in own teaching (ref.
4.3)
i) designed assessments that meet the individual needs of learners (ref. 5.1)

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j) demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in using types and methods of
assessment to meet individual learning needs and assessment requirements (ref.
5.2)
k) demonstrated the use of assessment data in:
monitoring learners’ achievement, attainment, and progress
setting learners’ targets
planning subsequent sessions
recording the outcomes of assessment (ref. 5.3)
l) applied the minimum core elements in planning, delivering, and assessing
inclusive teaching and learning. (ref. 6.2)
m) You should also provide evidence that you have: m) communicated with
learners, learning professionals, and others to meet individual learning needs and
encourage progression (ref. 4.4)
n) communicated assessment information to other professionals with an interest in
learner achievement. (ref. 5.5)
Guidance:
It is anticipated that the portfolio of teaching evidence will be assessed using a
number of different assessment methods which should include observation,
personal accounts, and product evidence. Please note that there is a requirement
to observe and assess practice in this task.
Task D- Reflective account
Produce a reflective account in which you:
a) explain how to own delivery of inclusive teaching and learning has taken
account of theories, principles, and models of learning and communication
(ref. 4.5)
explained how their delivery of inclusive teaching and learning has taken
account of theories, principles and models of learning and communication
b) explain how your own assessment practice has taken account of theories,
models, and principles of assessment (ref. 5.5)
explained how their assessment practice has taken account of theories,
models and principles of assessment. MODELS may include competency
and non-competency models, linkage between learning theory and
assessment, assessment of, as and for learning, Black and Wiliam.
PRINCIPLES may include reliability, validity, currency, authenticity,
transparency, efficiency, sufficiency, developmental feedback, medals and
missions
c) evaluate the effectiveness of own practice in planning, delivering, and
assessing inclusive teaching and learning using theories and models of
reflection (ref. 7.1)

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evaluated the effectiveness of own practice in planning, delivering and
assessing inclusive teaching and learning using theories and models of
reflection. Models of reflections may include Moon, Gibbs, Donald SchÖn,
(1996), Kolb, Johns and Brookfield.
d) analyse ways to improve own practice in planning, delivering, and assessing
inclusive teaching and learning. (ref. 7.2)
analysed ways to improve their practice in planning, delivering, and
assessing inclusive teaching and learning
Guidance:
Your reflective account should be presented in a professionally written format. It is
envisaged that the report would have an estimated word count of approximately
750 – 1000 words, equivalent to 3-4 pages. The word count does not include the
bibliography.
Recommended Resources
Please note that the resources listed are examples for you to use as a starting
point in your research – the list is not definitive.
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Andragogy.

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