As part of the May 2012 Learning and Teaching Forum: Assurance of Learning, you are invited to develop posters that explore issues in and/or approaches to the design of standards-based assessments to influence student learning. 

Principles of Assessment

Teaching and learning in small groups provides opportunities for students to be more interactive than in settings such as large-group lectures. Generally the intention of small learning groups at UNSW is for students to

At UNSW we aim to help students find respectful and culturally inclusive ways of dealing with controversial issues . We expect that students will be able to recognise and think critically about various aspects of an argument, separating their own values, beliefs and emotions from their analysis and evaluation of an issue.

What constitutes good teaching and learning? Ask any member of staff, or any student, at UNSW, and they'll give you a different answer, influenced by their own culture and life experiences. For many, the educational environment at UNSW is a new and possibly challenging experience. Much of what we do is actually framed by tacit cultural rules about:

(The information on this page was adapted from "Using the right words: appropriate terminology for Indigenous Australian studies", in Teaching the Teachers: Indigenous Australian Studies for Primary Pre-Service Teacher Education, School of Teacher Education, University of New South Wales, 1996.)

The following features that are inherent in communication, the environment and people's expectations, make major contributions to effective inclusive practice in a culturally diverse community.