Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation J: Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions and the Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC, Courses, 2011
Assessment against progressive standards of achievement
In this course students are assessed against defined standards that describe progressive levels of achievement.
The final grade for the course is calculated by averaging the grades obtained for each assessment task and taking into account the weighting assigned to each piece of work.
In order to obtain on overall passing grade students are required to obtain a C grade or above for ALL assessment tasks in the course. See the Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC Courses, 2011 for further information on grades and criteria.
In this course student performance is assessed in relation to defined standards that describe progressive levels of achievement.
For these courses the following 11 point scale is used to report students’ achievement in course assignments and examinations.
Grade GPA Marks
A+ 9 90 – 100
A 8 85 – 89
A- 7 80 – 84
B+ 6 75 – 79
B 5 70 – 74
B- 4 65 – 69
C+ 3 60 – 64
C 2 55 – 59
C- 1 50 – 54
D 0 40 – 49
E -1 0 – 39
The criteria used to assess students’ work vary according to the type of assessment but usually include the quality of organisation, evidence of wide reading, the ability to select appropriate material, the clarity and relevance of argument and evidence, originality and style.
For individual pieces of assessment, lecturers will generally use more specific criteria.
Attendance at all classes is a requirement due to the interactive nature of the classes.
Students will be asked to copmlete Course and Teacher evaluations using UCTL evaluation instruments.
The Faculty of Education will conduct regular graduate surveys under the direction of the Dean of Education.
All course assessments are moderated within courses and selected courses assessments are moderated externally.
A sample of your work may be used as part of the internal and external moderation process.
Regular Validation Meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades
Work is late, if it is handed in after the due date without an extension having been granted. Late work without an extension will not be accepted.
Students ahould refer to the booklet, "Assessment Guidelines for Students: Assessment, Referencing and Written Assignment Preparation for Physical Education and BSpC" for further information on course assessment.
Participation in all class learning activities.
You are encouraged to plan your work so deadlines are met. Under exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) you may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. There is, however, a limit to the length of time that an extension can be granted. No assignment can be accepted once other students' marked assignments have been returned to them.
A request for an extension should be made before the due date of the piece of assessment, in writing, either by email, fax or letter on the extension form provided in the course book or student net. In emergencies a phone call to the lecturer concerned would be appropriate. If you apply for an extension, you will be asked to supply a medical certificate or other relevant evidence of special circumstances (e.g. a letter from a counsellor). If you cannot meet these regulations because of extended illness or unusually exceptional circumstances should consult with the Head of School.
In order to pass this course students must have passed all assessment events with a C grade or better. Students will have the opportunity to resubmit one failed piece of assessment that originally receive a mark between 40%-49%. The resubmission will receive a maximum pass grade of 50%. Resubmissions will not apply to any examinations held during the University of Canterbury examination periods.
Students should refer to Regulation H of the General Course and Examination Regulations: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/aegrotats.shtml, please see Course links.
Aegrotats are not available for this course.
Submit assignments to the EDPE361 LEARN drop box and also submit a hard copy to the lecturers via the College office in Orakipaoa.
Assignments may be collected from the College office in Orakipaoa.