Innovative Learning Assessment


Registrations for this online programme are closed for 2018. Commencement dates for 2019 will be confirmed soon. If you have any questions, please email


New Zealand schools' future-focused vision for learning needs future-focused assessment, with a strong emphasis on student agency. This programme focuses on developing in-depth understanding and application of the pedagogy of innovative learning and the implications for assessment. Participants will explore the context for change, identify connections between theoretical frameworks and classroom strategies and shape assessment practice based on current research.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this online programme, participants will be able to:

  • understand why we assess and the purposes it serves
  • use their understanding of the contextual drivers of change in pedagogy and curriculum in order to critically evaluate current assessment practices
  • align assessment practices with effective pedagogy
  • enact strategies for empowering learners to be assessment-capable, active learners who can articulate their own ongoing progress and their next learning steps

Who is this for

This online programme is intended for educators who have embraced the concepts of innovative learning practice and are exploring relevant approaches to assessment.