Additional Course Outline Information
All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General Course and Examination Regulations.
The University views all forms of dishonest practice (e.g., plagiarism, collusion and copying) very seriously. A range of penalties can apply when dishonest practice is discovered. These are set out on pp. 8-10 of the College of Education Assessment Guidelines for Students. If you are unsure of what might count as dishonest practice, please discuss this with the course coordinator
To obtain a pass grade for the complete course, students must, over three assessments, gain a C or higher overall grade.
Assignments will be given an A+,A, A-,B+,B, B-,C+,C, C-D and E and this will become part of the overall course grade.
Calculating the final grade:
The final mark for this course is calculated by averaging the grades for the three assignments, using numerical equivalents of the grades above, and taking into account the weighting assigned to each piece of work.
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
A Pass is 50 marks or over
Mondays 1pm – 3pm Wheki 103. Full attendance is recommended.
Student evaluation of the course will be both formative and summative. Time will be set aside for discussion or written comment on the course’s effectiveness in achieving the stated outcomes and meeting student needs. The course will also be formally evaluated in accordance with the cycle set out in the qualification Moderation Action Plan
This course will be internally moderated in accordance with the processes adopted by the College of Education. An examiners’ meeting will be held at the end of the course to determine final grades and ensure fairness and consistency.
Work that is received past the due date is considered late without an extension having been granted. Late work may be accepted up to 10 working days after the due date, but the highest result it can receive will be a Pass grade only (C). Work received after 10 days from the due date will not be marked and will be returned to the student.
Please don’t hesitate to email us with your questions about any of the readings or lecture presentations. You should use your student email account because emails from other accounts (e.g. web-based accounts) are often caught up in the University’s spam guard firewall. To avoid your email going astray or being held up, please use your student account.
We shall also use your university email address in the event that we need to email you individually or as a class or individually.
Additional information relevant to assessment can be found in the College of Education Assessment Guidelines for Students and the “General Course and Examination Regulations” section of the University of Canterbury Calendar.
The following policy from the College of Education Assessment Guidelines for Students will apply in EDUC 205:
Students are encouraged to plan their work so deadlines are met. Under exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students 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. […] Extensions are not granted automatically to students. 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. [See note below.] 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). Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university work, e.g. several pieces of work being due at about the same time. Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so that they can meet their assessment deadlines. (p. 4)
NOTE: All requests for extensions in EDUC 205 should be submitted to the course coordinator as soon as possible and no less than 24 hours before the due date.
Consistent with the statement on EDUC courses in the ‘Resubmission’ section of the College of Education Assessment Guidelines for Students (p.5). Resubmissions will not be permitted for EDUC 205.
Depending on the individual assignment instructions at the time, assignments will be submitted either:
1. Manually -
1. Please ensure that you attach a cover page to each assignment, to include:
• Your full name
• Your student ID
• Name of course i.e. EDUC 205: Critical Issues in Adult Learning
• Assignment Number and Title
• Name of Lecturer
• Due date
• Word count
2. Electronically - A portal will be provided on LEARN
2. The assignments and take home test must be received in hard copy no later than 5.00pm on the due dates to the College Office, Orakipaoa, Dovedale Campus.