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EDO4352 Honours Project 2

Semester 1, 2012 Online Toowoomba
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education
Version produced : 30 December 2013

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Examiner: Anne Jasman
Moderator: Joan Conway


It is recognized that honours students need the opportunity to explore or investigate a topic of their own choosing in order to link more closely their professional interests or needs to their course of studies. Project units are designed to provide such an opportunity.


Students will, under the guidance of a member of staff, pursue an in-depth study of a topic relevant to the field of education, and in particular to the focus of the student's major study area. Students who have completed both the research methodology course and EDO4351 Supervised Project will undertake a research project leading to the submission of a written research report and must provide a final report following submission guidelines for honours.


The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. The assessment item(s) that may be used to assess student achievement of an objective are shown in parenthesis. On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrated the ability to plan, conduct and report on a research project focussed on an issue or topic of significance in the field of education. (Project Proposal; Paper/Report)
  2. demonstrated competence in and appropriate use of language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and referencing. (Both Assessment items)


Description Weighting(%)
1. The topic of the Honours project will be developed in collaboration with an academic supervisor approved and appointed by the course examiner. 100.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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  • Depending on the nature of the study to be completed students may be required to purchase reference material.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Directed Study 130.00
Independent Study 200.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
PROJECT PROPOSAL 1 1 19 Mar 2012 (see note 1)
PAPER/REPORT 8000-10000 WORDS 1 99 11 Jun 2012

  1. A mark of one (1) indicates you have passed the project proposal component. A mark of zero (0) indicates you have not passed the project proposal component.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to participate appropriately in all activities including discussion for a scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To complete an individual assessment item satisfactorily, a student must achieve a grade of at least C-.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval then a penalty of 2 Equivalence Points gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The course examiner is responsible for awarding grades. Projects developed for EDO4352 will be examined initially by the student's supervisor. The supervisor will make a recommendation of a grade to the course examiner who will normally accept the recommended grade once all the requirements for the course are completed. Where the course examiner has any doubts about the appropriateness of the grade recommended by the supervisor the project is assessed by a second assessor nominated by the course examiner. The course examiner will then decide the grade taking into account both grades. Honours students completing this course will submit the report under the guidelines for Honours thesis examination. Examination will be completed by an examiner internal to the Faculty.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. APA style is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide.

Other requirements

  1. Student will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to USQConnect for this course.

  2. Students are required to use APA referencing system.