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Photographic and Digital Media Years 7–10: Advice on Programming and Assessment

5Sample Units of Work

The sample units of work that follow are designed to assist teachers in planning for the implementation of the Photographic and Digital Media Years 7–10 Syllabus. The units provide programming ideas for selected syllabus content.

The sample units show ways in which teachers can meet the needs, interests and abilities of their students, while assessing their progress towards a demonstration of outcomes. The sample units also illustrate ways in which assessment activities may be integrated into the teaching and learning sequence. They will assist teachers to understand the importance of:

being explicit about the outcomes and content they are addressing

being explicit about the evidence required to demonstrate student learning

providing meaningful feedback to students

adapting teaching and learning programs to students’ demonstrated needs

having a sound basis for modifying future teaching and learning programs (in light of students’ demonstrated needs).

The sample units provide opportunities for students to engage in questioning and dialogue, self-assessment, peer assessment and reflection. Through these activities students can become clear about their own learning, understanding and needs.

Note that the assessment activities are described here in some detail to illustrate the process of assessment for learning. Teachers would not provide this level of detail in day-to-day classroom situations.

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