Assessment

Assessment will take the form of both formative assessment and summative assessment.

Formative assessment will take place during the two residential units here in Oxford which all students are required to attend.  Summative assessment will be through written assignments, one of each of the four taught units, and the research and development project to be submitted online at the end of the year.

The submission of assignments is therefore:

Year 1

  • Term 1 (Michaelmas Term): One assignment of between 4,000-5,000 words in length.
  • Term 2 (Hilary Term): One assignment of between 4,000-5,000 words in length.
  • Term 3 (Trinity Term):  No submission is due this term.

Year 2

  • Term 4 (Michaelmas Term): One assignment of between 4,000-5,000 words in length.
  • Term 5 (Hilary Term): One assignment of between 4,000-5,000 in length.
  • Term 6 (Trinity Term): One assignment of between 15,000-20,000 words in length.

All assignments are submitted online through the course WebLearn site.

Successful completion of all these components are required to achieve the MSc in Teacher Education (Mathematics and Science).  The Postgraduate Diploma in Teacher Education (Mathematics and Science) will be awarded to those students who complete the four assignments only and do not proceed to the final assessment (dissertation), or who are unsuccessful in their final assessment (dissertation).

The areas that assignments will examine are:

  • issues in subject teaching and learning
  • analysis and critique of current practice
  • analysis and critique of research articles
  • links between theory and practice
  • construction of arguments for particular processes
  • implementation and evaluation of a task
  • implications for teacher education

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