Health and Physical Education Support Materials
Assessment Principle 1
Assessment should be an integral part of Teaching and Learning
Health Education snapshot: Society’s influences on identity
Health and Physical Education/Health Education/Personal, social and community health/Being healthy, safe and active
The impact of societal and cultural influences on personal identity and health behaviour, such as:
Nature of the assessment
Purposes of the assessment
To evaluate students’ understandings of personal identity and the factors that may influence identity
Stage in the Teaching sequence
Towards the end of a sequence of lessons on the topic – formative assessment
Students were allocated to small groups. They created a skit to explore the factors that influence their personal identity.
Students provided feedback on each other’s performances in relation to the quality of information about factors influencing personal identity.
Using the information
The teacher used the presentations as well as the peer feedback sessions to evaluate the students’ understanding of societal and cultural influences on personal identity. He also evaluated the task. It had been a very engaging task and clearly the students had enjoyed it, but he felt that some students had difficulty demonstrating the extent of their understanding. He followed up with an additional task that shifted the focus to others’ identity.