Subject: Curriculum Studies
Credit units: 3
College: Education
Department: Curriculum Studies


In this course, you will enhance your professional assessment literacy by critically examining authentic assessment practices for the purposes of teaching and learning in early childhood settings. Together we will explore assumptions, biases, and beliefs influencing assessment selection with awareness and attention to pedagogies for teaching and learning, and societal values and discourses. Using an inquiry process, you will learn about pedagogical documentation through your own engagement with it. Self-selected learning communities will inquire into a topic relevant to authentic assessment literacy and teaching and learning in the early years, investigate current literature and practices, discuss implications for student and program planning, and reflect on and make visible your learning journey. Attention will be given to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives and ways of knowing, and culturally responsive practices that integrate the out of school experiences of linguistically and culturally diverse children and families into classroom learning.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Education, or with special permission by the Department Head of Curriculum Studies.
Prerequisite(s): Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry Program must complete EFDT 101.3; ECUR 163.3 or ECUR 164.3 or ECUR 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3; EPSE 202.3.

Upcoming class offerings

For full details about upcoming courses, refer to the class search tool or, if you are a current student, the registration channel in PAWS.


The syllabus is a public document that provides detail about a class, such as the schedule of activities, learning outcomes, and weighting of assignments and examinations.

Once an instructor has made their syllabus publicly available on USask’s Learning Management System, it will appear below. Please note that the examples provided below do not represent a complete set of current or previous syllabus material. Rather, they are presented solely for the purpose of indicating what may be required for a given class. Unless otherwise specifically stated on the content, the copyright for all materials in each course belongs to the instructor whose name is associated with that course. The syllabus is the intellectual property of instructors or the university.

For more information, visit the Academic Courses Policy , the Syllabus page for instructors , or for students your Academic Advising office.