Variety of assessment practices
Aalto University is a multidisciplinary university with a wide spectrum of teaching traditions, programme profiles and degrees. For a teacher, it is beneficial to reflect on and understand Aalto's wide array of teaching and learning contexts and their pedagogical possibilities.
The student assignments in a course can vary from academic texts, study or project reports, essays, designs, productions and portfolios to artwork. Learning can also be assessed in an exam, whether onsite or online.
It is beneficial to discuss assessments with colleagues from different Aalto schools and learn from the practices of other disciplines and teaching traditions.
‘Assessment for learning’ means the methods, tools and practices that you use in order to define what the student has learned in relation to the intended learning outcomes of the course. The main things to consider when choosing an assessment method or methods are:
- What is being assessed?
- How is learning assessed?
- When is the assessment done?
- Who assesses?
For academic guidance and thesis evaluation, please contact your school's Learning services team.