Motivation and emotion/Assessment

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Overview[edit | edit source]

The major project provides a scaffolded "capstone" experience and consists of four parts:

This project helps emerging scholars to bring together and demonstrate their applied psychology knowledge and skills to produce useful real-world resources.

Consider adding this work to your resume and showcasing it in your e-portfolio. In addition to the deep dive that the major project takes into a specific topic of interest, the quizzes test breadth of knowledge.

Item Weight Due Late submissions Extensions Description Expected time involved
(total 150 hours)
Topic selection 0% Week 04 Mon 9am 22 Aug 2022 Not accepted Not applicable Optional submission to confirm topic selection, ask any questions etc. less than 1 hour
Topic development 5% Week 05 Mon 9am 29 Aug 2022 Not accepted Not available; withdraw from unit before Census Date instead This assessment exercise builds skills needed for the Book Chapter assessment exercise by developing a plan for the chapter and getting feedback. To do this: Register a Wikiversity account, sign up to an approved topic, create a Wikiversity user page, share a chapter plan (consisting of headings and key points, including at least one relevant image), and provide feedback on the development of at least one another book chapter with this social contribution summarised on your Wikiversity user page. 5 hours: 1 hour to learn "how", 2 hours research, 2 hours preparation.
Book chapter 45% Week 12 Mon 9am 17 Oct 2022 Up to 7 days late accepted @ -5% per day Available with acceptable documentation Author an online book chapter up to 4,000 words about a unique motivation or emotion topic. Topics must be approved by the unit convener. Includes a social contribution component. 45 hours: 7 hours to learn "how", 18 hours research, 20 hours preparation.
Multimedia presentation 20% Week 14 Mon 9am 31 Nov 2022 Up to 7 days late accepted @ -5% per day Available with acceptable documentation Record and share an online multimedia presentation up to 3 minutes long about a unique, specific motivation or emotion topic, focusing on 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.
Quizzes 30% 1 - Week 04 Mon 9am 22 Aug 2022

2 - Week 06 Mon 9am 05 Sep 2022

3 - Week 08 Mon 9am 19 Sep 2022

4 - Week 11 Mon 9am 10 Oct 2022

5 - Week 13 Mon 9am 24 Oct 2022

6 - Week 15 Mon 9am 07 Nov 2022

Not accepted Available with acceptable documentation 6 equally-weighted 10-item, 10-minute, multiple-choice, online quizzes. One quiz per module. Based on textbook chapters. 90 hours: 24 hours lectures (12 x 2 hours each), 12 hours tutorials (12 x 1 hour each), 51 hours reading (17 chapters x 3 hours each), 3 hours completing the quizzes (6 x 10 mins each).

Requirements[edit | edit source]

  1. Submission of assessment is optional. Non-submissions will be awarded 0.
  2. 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. The major project (topic development, book chapter, and multimedia presentation) assessment exercises involve use of collaborative, online, public platforms. Use anonymous accounts if you have privacy concerns. Alternative assessment which satisfies the learning outcomes and graduate attributes may be negotiated with the unit convener where reasonable grounds are presented. The onus is upon the student to negotiate alternative assessment.
  3. Final marks and grades
    1. A final overall mark of 50% or higher is required to Pass the unit.
    2. The UC grading schema (HD = 85+, DI = 75 to 84, CR = 65 to 74), and P = 50 to 64) will be applied to final marks.

Submission[edit | edit source]

All assessment items are to be submitted online via UCLearn.

Extensions[edit | edit source]

  1. Extensions for the Topic Development assessment exercise are not available. Students unable to submit this assessment item by the due date should consider withdrawing from the unit prior to the Census Date.
  2. Extensions for other assessment exercises will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Progress on the assessment items is expected throughout the teaching period. Early communication of problems is strongly advised.
  3. Extensions will not be granted for:
    1. Workload (e.g., study load and/or paid or voluntary work) - such problems should be anticipated
    2. Technical problems (e.g., lost/corrupted/damaged storage media, software/internet access problems, and viruses) - keep multiple and regular backups
    3. Undocumented issues
  4. Extension requests should be submitted via email, from your UC student email address, to the unit convener and include:
    1. ​Your first and last name
    2. Unit number, unit name, enrolment period, and assessment item(s) for which extension is requested
    3. Length of extension requested
    4. Reason for the extension request
    5. Documentary evidence. Appropriate evidence could consist of a:
      1. medical certificate which includes:
        1. Registered provider number, contact details, and signature
        2. Date(s) of consultation
        3. Duration of incapacity to study (must be during the teaching period and prior to the due date)
        4. Correct orientation - scanned/photographed documentation that requires the end-user to rotate in order to read may be rejected
      2. death notice or other documentation for bereavement
      3. Reasonable Adjustment Plan from Inclusion and Engagement at the University of Canberra
  5. The unit convener will consider the request and reply via email to advise the outcome. If approved, the new due date will appear in UCLearn.
  6. For further information about extension requests, see:
    1. Assessment Policy section 3.15
    2. Assessment Procedure section 3.14 on Extenuating Circumstances (Deferred examinations and extensions).
    3. Assignment extensions

Late penalty[edit | edit source]

  1. No late submissions for the topic development are accepted.
  2. Other assessment items can be submitted up to 7 days late without an approved extension. This will incur a 5% penalty per day (i.e., -5% of total marks available for the assessment item), including weekends. A part-day late is counted as a full day late. If submitted beyond 7 days late, 0 will be awarded for the assessment item.

Marking and feedback[edit | edit source]

  1. Assessment will generally be marked and feedback provided within three weeks of submission.
  2. Availability of marks and feedback will be notified via the unit's UCLearn Announcements.
  3. Assessment submitted after the due date and time, regardless of whether an extension was granted, may be returned at a later date than those submitted on time.
  4. Late submission may result in reduced feedback being provided.