Postgraduate taught 

Academic Practice MEd: Online distance learning available

Assessment and Feedback EDUC5984

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: Learning Enhancement and Acad Dev Service
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Repeated in Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Assessing our students is probably the most important thing we do to them during their journey through University. This course will provide you with a structured approach to critique and enhance your assessment practices through engaging with the literature and consideration of your own context. We will address issues such as plagiarism, providing useful feedback and a variety of assessment types.


10 contact hours delivered via a mixture of workshops and short tutorials.

Excluded Courses

EDUC5907 (Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education; a previous incarnation of this course)




Create an assessment and feedback strategy, linked to appropriate dimensions of the UKPSF, for assessment and feedback practice in (a) your own context (e.g. your teaching, your subject area) or (b) your School. The strategy should also include a section that illustrates how you have responded to formative feedback received on your work.


Participants will normally submit a 1500 - 2000 word written submission, however equivalent alternative submissions (e.g. conference-style posters, video presentations, etc.) will be considered as long as they meet the course ILOs and assessment criteria. In the case where alternative submissions are proposed the course convenor, programme coordinator and the proposing student will meet to agree an equitable assessment format.

Course Aims

This course aims to provide you with a structured approach to critically analyse, and thereby enhance, assessment and feedback practice. The course will address issues such as approaches to and literacy within assessment and feedback, and will require you to consider assessment and feedback practice within your own context [A1, A3, K1, K2, V4].

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course you should be able to:

1. Analyse the efficacy of a variety of assessment and feedback approaches [A3]; and

2. Critically evaluate assessment and feedback practice in Higher Education with a particular focus on your own context [A1, K1, K2, V4].

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.