CSPE COURSEWORK BOOKLET
Skills may be taken from the following categories: The student should not confuse the summary of information with the conclusion nor should they repeat an account of the activities undertaken. The student should avoid repeating the summary of information as a conclusion. Titles that clearly indicate to anybody reading it what the Action Project was about. Events which do not describe a learning process directly related to the Civic, Social and Political Education course. A clear synopsis of what the student has found out from doing this Action Project. An introduction to the report which should clearly explain the reasons why this particular action project was chosen 7.
Some Action Projects, for example, may arise because a particular issue has become suddenly topical locally, nationally or internationally. For example, conducting a survey, interviewing, writing letters, visiting organisations or places, collecting information, inviting, preparing for and interviewing guest speakers, working in teams, presenting findings etc. In some cases a word or couple of words will suffice. In the case of a group action project the student need not necessarily have been involved in each of these activities. Clear identification of an issue, which is relevant to the particular course-work module.
OR A skill which the student has either acquired or developed as a result of this particular class.
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An introduction where the student sets the Action Project in context. A clear statement of a number of skills developed. This should be described in detail. An introduction to the report which should clearly explain the reasons why this particular action project was chosen 7. Only one piece of information presented. In the case of a group action project the student need not necessarily have been involved in each of these activities.
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Action ideas that have some realistic possibility of being achieved either by the student bookllet or by others.
These reasons should be set in the context of the course-work module. A clear statement of its relevance to Civic, Social and Political Education should be included. The student should be encouraged to develop and expand these views.
The student should avoid repeating the summary of information as a conclusion. Summary of Action Project.
The examiner should be able to confirm the suitability of the title having read, listened to or viewed the Report completely. This section should list and briefly describe differentactivities undertaken during the course of the Action Project.
Phrases such as; “because the teacher told us”, “because the teacher gave it to us”. Skills may be taken from the following categories: One courxework of information presented which has already been described on another page of the Course-work Assessment book.
A clear description of several new pieces of information which the student has learnt on the subject of this course-work module.
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boo,let In some cases a word or couple of words will suffice. One word or one sentence which repeats the title of the course-work module and does not explain what the module was about. A topic title, which gives a cursework indication to the examiner what, the particular class was about. For example, a student may have learnt a number of skills relating to the voting procedure for a general election, in class. This should be presented in the form of a summary.
A description of an activity in which the student was personally involved.
To be encouraged Each student should list the different activities undertaken during the course of the Action Project. Too much detail in the listed activities.
Descriptions of more than one activity.
Confusion between courseworkk and content. OR A learning experience which contributed to the civic, social or political development of the student. Each of the activities undertaken should be briefly described, two to three sentences on each will suffice. Clear identification of an issue, which is relevant to the particular course-work module.
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A vague, unclear and irrelevant topics title. A repeat of a skill already used to answer a question on another page of this course-work module or on any page of the second course-work module. Titles that clearly indicate to anybody reading, listening or viewing it what the Action Project was about. Confusion between an issue and an activity.