Teaching with Physical Computing: Assessment of Project-Based Learning

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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
10 weeks
From 49 USD

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Course description

Teaching with Physical Computing: Assessment of Project-Based Learning

Brought to you by Arm, this course focuses on an aspect of Project-Based Learning that teachers often find challenging: how to assess it effectively.

Assessment of PBL can be challenging. In this course, we explore the purpose and methods of assessment, including what educators need to consider when applying both formative and summative assessment tools.

The course also introduces you to the additional opportunities PBL affords in assessing soft skills, such as problem-solving and collaboration.

Who should attend?


Familiarity with Computing subject knowledge and its practical application, along with basic knowledge of electronics/hardware/boards/sensors.

Training content

  • Introduction
  • The 'big picture' of assessment
  • Language of assessment
  • Assessment of PBL
  • The methods of assessment
  • Question types
  • Learning outcomes
  • MCQs
  • Open questioning and leading thinking
  • Classroom investigation

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Arm Education, a partner institute of EdX.

1-2 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$49
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to use assessment in Project-Based Learning to help your learners progress and achieve their potential
  • Learn the fundamentals of PBL assessment: from the different methods of assessment and question types to their application in classroom teaching
  • Explore how to adopt a SMART approach to assessment, from both a behaviourist and constructivist approach
  • Learn how to construct exceptional Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Finish the course with a classroom investigation, which helps you put your learning into practice

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