1 EDU30011 Discovering Science

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EDU30011 Discovering Science
Teaching Period 3, 2015
EDU30011 Discovering Science
Assessment 1: Essay Word limit: 1500 (+/- 10%) Weighting: 40%
Due date: 9am AEDT Monday 30 November (Week 5)
Assessment overview
This assessment task requires you to construct an argument in essay form, in response to the
statement below.
Assessment details
Respond to the statement above, using purposeful examples from the Rationale and Aims of the
Australian Curriculum: Science. You can more information about these in your learning materials
in Week 2: Science in the Australian Curriculum.
Submission details
Please submit your assignment through Turnitin. More detailed information is available in the
Assessment 1 folder in Blackboard.
Assessment criteria
1. Knowledge and understanding
2. Depth and breadth
3. Structure of argument
4. Academic expression
Science knowledge, skills and understanding are essential for students to
be effective citizens in the 21st century.
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EDU30011 Discovering Science
Your work will be assessed using the following marking guide:
Criteria No pass Pass
50-59%
Credit
60-69%
Distinction
70-79%
High distinction
80-100%
Knowledge and
understanding
(30%)
Did not
meet
criterion
An attempt has
been made to draw
connections
between the
Australian
Curriculum and 21st
Century skills.
Connections have
been made
between the
Australian
Curriculum
Rationale and Aims
and 21st Century
skills.
Clear and
perceptive
connections have
been made
between the
Australian
Curriculum
Rationale and Aims
and 21st Century
skills.
Astute and
insightful
connections have
been made
between the
Australian
Curriculum
Rationale and Aims
and 21st Century
skills.
Depth and
breadth
(40%)
Did not
meet
criterion
The essay
discussions are
supported by some
relevant readings
and examples from
the AC. There is
limited reference to
the statement
provided.
Responding to the
provided statement
the essay discussion
is supported by a
range of meaningful
examples from the
AC and backed by
relevant readings.
In response to the
provided statement
the essay
demonstrates the
capacity to
synthesise a range
of appropriate and
credible sources
and examples from
the AC to support a
discussion of the
key themes.
In response to the
provided statement
the essay
demonstrates a
discerning ability to
synthesise a widerange
of
appropriate and
credible sources
and examples from
the AC to support a
sophisticated
analysis of the key
themes.
Structure of
argument
(20%)
Did not
meet
criterion
Ideas are mostly
presented in a
logical sequence.
There is an
introduction, body
and conclusion.
Ideas form a
generally cohesive
structure resulting
in a mostly
persuasive
argument.
Ideas are presented
in a well- structured
and logical order
resulting in a
coherent and
persuasive
argument.
Ideas are structured
to create a
thoughtful and
highly persuasive
and coherent
argument.
Academic
expression
(10%)
Did not
meet
criterion
There are some
spelling errors
and/or problems
with grammar.
An author/date
system of
referencing has
been attempted.
However, closer
adherence to the
APA requirements is
required.
The writing is
mostly free of
spelling errors
and/or problems
with grammar.
External sources
have been
referenced using
APA. However,
closer attention to
APA requirements is
required.
The work is free
from any spelling
errors or problems
with grammar.
External sources are
generally
referenced correctly
but there are minor
errors in APA style.
The work is free
from any spelling
errors or problems
with grammar.
All external sources
are referenced
correctly in APA
style.

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