Educational psychology assessment for learning and development 875
Faculty of Education
This module focuses on fundamental approaches concerning barriers to learning, with reference to the South African context; theoretical framework(s) for diagnostic assessment in respect of academic achievement difficulties within the South African context; how appraise a battery of neuropsychological tests and to understand which neuropsychological domains they measure; to use standardised tests and informal techniques to assess young children in low resources settings; to assess reading, writing, spelling, numeracy and mathematical skills, study skills, educational and environmental disadvantage; professional skills and values of accountable diagnostic assessment practice and reporting of findings in respect of learners’ academic achievement difficulties within the South African context.
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