Additional Course Outline Information
There are two pieces of assessment for this course and each assignment is weighted as stated above. The assignments are graded pass/fail. Satisfactory completion of each assignment to at least a pass grade is required to pass the course.
Students must attend and participate in the course sufficiently to meet the learning outcomes. Insufficient (less than 80%) attendance in a course may make the student ineligible for teaching practice. Non attendance of Professional Practice briefing may also make the student ineligible for teaching practice.
Formal and informal evaluation will take place in accordance with the relevant Course Evaluation Policy, to provide feedback to teaching staff about the relevance and validity of what has been learned as well as the quality of course delivery.
The College undertakes a process of internal and external moderation of assessment. This is to ensure that the assessment system is fair, equitable, consistent and manageable.
Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Late work may be accepted up to one week after the due date. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark late work, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned. Late work is not eligible for resubmission.
FLO Students: Please refer to the Assessment Guidelines for Students for additional information.
Assignments must be word processed in Times New Roman 12 point font with 1.5 line spacing and stapled in the corner. Every page must be named and numbered. Do not use clear file folders to present your work. Keep a copy of all work. Students are to attach a completed assignment cover sheet. Be sure to sign the affirmation.
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 and this should be negotiated with the relevant course co-ordinator in the first instance. Extensions will not normally be given for longer than one week from the due date, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. Extensions are not granted automatically to students.
Requests for extensions should be emailed to the course co-ordinator at least two days prior to the due date for the assignment. Relevant evidence such as a medical certificate or a letter from a counsellor may be required in order for the course co-ordinator to make a decision about whether or not to grant an extension. A copy of the course co-ordinator's email confirming the extension (if granted) and any supporting documentation must be attached to and submitted with the assignment.
Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university study, e.g. several pieces if 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.
Resubmissions are restricted to work that is originaly submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments are not normally considered for resubmission unless there are exceptional circumstances.
If the student's assignment work meets most of the criteria to pass, they may be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment to bring it to a passing standard. Only one resubmission is possible within the course. Students will have one week from the return of an assignment, to resubmit their work. Distance students will have one week from the time they could reasonably be expected to have received their work back. For the resubmitted assessment to be marked the original work and marking sheet must be attached to the resubmitted version. A resubmitted assignment cannot be awarded more than the minimum passing grade.
Refer to Assessment Guidelines for Students for information.
Assignment One is to be submitted via Learn drop box.
FLO students are to submit hard copy Assignments with a Cover Sheet to the College of Education.
Deliver to, Assignments Room in Ōrakipaoa, accessed from the back doors closest to The Collective (the USCA Cafe), by 5.00pm on or before the due date. Hours of operation are 11am-2pm weekdays. For dropping off assignments outside these hours, please use the drop boxes placed at the back entrance to Ōrakipaoa.
University of Canterbury
College of Education
Academic Services Team - Assignments
P O Box 31-065