The official OUDCE assessment guidelines for weekly coures stipulate that "Students may be expected to do a number of short pieces of coursework, which will constitute, when complete, a portfolio of c. 1,500 words, or equivalent, per term (Option A). Alternatively, where the students and the tutor so wish, students may be expected to complete a single project equating to 1,500 words or equivalent (Option B) [...] Students doing Option A coursework may also complete one or more additional, informally assessed pieces of coursework, to enable them to benefit from the tutor feedback before attempting the formally assessed components of the portfolio [...] Where a tutor is setting a single project as the means of assessment (Option B), it is required that students submit a plan, set of notes, or first draft of the assignment, of up to 500 words in total, before the end of the course."
For this course, all students will be shown a workbook at the first session (Option A). This will contain 5 questions and guiding material, the answers to which will become apparent as we progress through the course. Students will be expected to draw on both what is covered in class and on their private study, reflection and museum visit(s). They will be expected to demonstrate their progression and development by completing the workbook and handing it in by the last session. The entire length of the answers should be approximately 1500 words, i.e. about 250 words for each answer.
In the case of students who feel their learning styles are not compatible with the workbook, the tutor will be flexible in accommodating other ways of equivalent written assessment (Option B). Students' attention is drawn to the fact that the word limit for assessed coursework is limited to 1,500 words and any work exceeding this cannot - and will not - be marked.
Student progress will also be informally evaluated on the basis of analysis, collaboration, organisation and knowledge, as demonstrated during class activities.
Students must submit a completed Declaration of Authorship form at the end of term when submitting your final piece of work. CATS points cannot be awarded without the aforementioned form - Declaration of Authorship form