Exploring your experience of assessment in the context of ESD assessment innovations

Reflect on your experience of more transformative, learning centred approaches to assessment that are congruent with ESD learning objectives. Use the examples below from the UNESCO Education for SD Learning Objectives document to work with (e.g.):

  • Suggested learning objectives for SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Suggested learning objectives SDG 5: Gender Equity

(you can also choose any of the other SDG Learning Objectives in the publication – choose ones that are most relevant to your Change Project focus)

Download this document and search inside for descriptions of the Learning Objectives for each of the SDGs.

Answer the following questions and write your answers down in your course notebook:

  • How would you go about assessing the cognitive learning objectives?

  • What variety of assessment methods could you use for assessing the socio-emotional learning objectives?

  • What assessment approaches would you use to assess the behavioural learning outcomes, especially those that reflect values?

  • How would you assess social learning outcomes associated with the SDG, especially the involvement of learners working with communities on sustainable development actions (as emphasised in Learning Action 3)?

  • How could you include the above in an inclusive end of course examination?

  • To what extent does your assessment reflect assessment of significant learning?

Once you’ve written your answers down, comment on your answers in Learning Action 4’s forum and share your thoughts, reflection and concerns with your fellow colleagues and facilitators.

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