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PGD Guidance and Counseling: EDUGC04 - Assessment and Appraisal In Guidance and Counselling

Course Description

The course will provide students the knowledge and opportunity to develop skills associated with assessment and evaluation that are employed by practitioners of guidance and counselling. The topics covered will include: the historical and contemporary perspectives of both the nature and meaning of assessment; basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing and other assessment techniques; reliability and validity; and the social, cultural and ethical factors associated with use, and interpretation of assessment and evaluation measures. Accordingly, students will be familiarised with assessment practices that can be utilised within the UAE’s national educational context and in accordance with the ethical and legal frameworks of the UAE


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