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Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in August 2017 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2018.

Stage 1 | Subject outline | School assessment | Assessment Type 2: Connections

Assessment Type 2: Connections

For a 10-credit subject and a 20-credit subject, students undertake at least one connections task.

Students undertake activities that encourage them to make connections between the program focus and their development of a capability.

They work collaboratively to explore the program focus and their selected capability, and apply their knowledge, concepts, and skills for a specific purpose.

Students undertake a task or activity to be achieved through collaboration. They identify their individual role and responsibility in the task/activity, and communicate their contribution. They reflect on their learning as a result of their collaboration, and consider self-assessment, feedback from others, and their development of a relevant capability.

Collaboration can be undertaken in a variety of ways; for example, with a member of the community, a family member, a teacher or trainer, other students, local councils or organisations, an expert practitioner, fellow employees, and club members either face to face or through blogs and other digital communications.

Students may provide evidence of their learning in a range of forms including but not limited to reports, photo stories, oral presentations, skills demonstrations, and reviews. Multimodal evidence is encouraged.

Evidence for each student’s connections task must be assessed individually and must demonstrate the student’s individual contribution to the task.

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria:

  • application and development
  • inquiry and reflection
  • collaboration and communication.