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EDO4351 Honours Project 1

Semester 1, 2013 Online Toowoomba
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education
Version produced : 21 July 2014

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Moderator: Joan Conway

Other requisites

Pre-Requisite: EDO4675.


It is recognised 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. Completion of an Honours strand within the Bachelor of Education provides a foundation in research which may lead students into postgraduate studies.


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 the research methodology course will build upon their research proposal. Honour students completing this course will complete a research project and provide a final report following submission guidelines for honours. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to ONLINE offering and advised of this change before semester commences.


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. demonstrate the ability to plan an investigation focused on an issue or topic of significance in the field of education. (Honours project proposal)
  2. demonstrate the ability to complete a comprehensive literature review relevant to the topic area selected for the Honours project.


Description Weighting(%)
1. The topic of the 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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  • There is no prescribed text for this course.

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 80.00
Independent Study 80.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
HONOURS PROJECT PROPOSAL 1 1 15 Apr 2013 (see note 1)
LITERATURE REVIEW 100 99 10 Jun 2013 (see note 2)

  1. A mark of one (1) indicates you have passed to Proposal component. A mark of zero (0) indicates you have not passed the Proposal component.
  2. Students are assess as incomplete in progress (IIP) as the Literature Review is examined as part of the Honours project submitted on completion of EDO4352 Honours Project 2.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility 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 satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.

  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 and satisfactorily complete the project proposal.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  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. Students will require access to e-mail and have Internet access to UConnect for this course.