SS 201 (1564) Kenneth L. Maslang
Course Description:

Social Studies teachers must be schooled not only in the subject matters of the Social Sciences but in the analysis of the interplay between theory and practice. This course is intended to provide Social Studies graduate students the ability to align relevant Social Studies core contents, practice in the arts of pedagogy attuned to the needs of diverse students, with appropriate assessment tools and techniques to objectively measure students’ learning. In a nutshell, the course offers quality assessments of students’ learning via information on the core principles of effective assessment, nature of assessment, its indicators and sample instruments and ultimately, a scrutiny of the alignment between and among curriculum, instruction, evaluation and assessment.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, the students are expected to:

1. demonstrate effective communication skills in both written and oral schemes, and
efficiently carryout required tasks;
2. show a breadth of general knowledge, and skills in assessing and evaluating students’
learning as a basis for effective instructional decision-making;
3. adapt instructional strategies to the developmental and learning needs of individuals,
including students with special needs in a multicultural classroom setting;
4. integrate relevant perspectives in the study of assessing students’ learning;
5. apply the principles of effective assessment of students’ learning via some techniques
and instrumentation; and
6. articulate tested and quality assessment tools taking the context of one’s own school
setting and experiences.