Alternative assessment which satisfies the learning outcomes and graduate attributes may be negotiated with the unit convener where reasonable grounds are presented (e.g., support from Inclusion and Welfare). The onus is upon the student to negotiate alternative assessment. In the absence of email communication to the unit convener requesting alternative assessment, it is assumed that participation in the standard assessment exercises is willingly undertaken.
Assessment items Click the assessment item names in the table below for detailed guidelines. Note that each assessment items needs to be submitted for marking via the unit's UC LearnOnline website.
This exercise develops the topic and skills required for the Book Chapter. Register a Wikiversity account. Create a user page. Sign up to an approved topic. Share a chapter plan which outlines major section headings, key points within those sections, and includes at least one relevant, reusable image. Comment on the development of at least one other book chapter and summarise any such contribution to the development of other chapters on your Wikiversity user page.
Author an online book chapter up to 4,000 words (4,500 for G students) about a unique, specific motivation or emotion topic. Topics must be approved by the unit convener. Includes a social contribution component.
Record and share an online multimedia presentation up to 3 minutes long about a unique, specific motivation or emotion topic, focusing on a key problem(s) and answer(s) provided by psychological science. Address the same topic as covered in the book chapter.
~10 hours: 2 hours to learn "how", 6 hours preparation, 2 hours to record & finalise.
Extensions for the Topic Development assessment exercises are not available.
Assessment extensions for the other assessment exercises will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
Students are expected to work on the assessment items throughout the teaching period. Early communication of problems is strongly advised. Students should assess within the first few weeks of semester whether they have a reasonable likelihood of being able to complete the unit and should consider withdrawing by the census date if not keeping pace with the unit.
To request an extension, email the unit convener from your university email account with the following:
Subject line should include:
assessment item name
Message body should include:
your first name, surname, and student ID
unit number and name
assessment item name
exact length of extension requested
reason for the extension request
Attachment(s) providing documentary evidence, for example:
A medical certificate signed by a registered medical, dental, or health practitioner. The certificate must contain the registered provider number, the duration of the student’s incapacity to study, and the date of consultation.
A death notice or other appropriate documentation for bereavement.
The unit convener will consider the request and send an email reply to advise the outcome. If approved, the new due date will appear in Moodle.
For further information about extension requests, please see the Assessment Policy section 9.12 on Extenuating Circumstances.