You are to investigate a contemporary issue for children’s services. You must draw on current childhood research, reports and theory and make recommendations for practice

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Title: Action Research Project

Type: Assignment - Research-based Assignment
Learning Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Weight: 50%
Marked out of: 40
Task Description:

Length: 2,000 words

This written assignment will assess you ability to analyse your chosen topic and to reflect critically on your understanding of the impact of the macro-system on the development of services/programs within a range of communities.

You are to investigate a contemporary issue for children’s services. You must draw on current childhood research, reports and theory and make recommenations for practice.

Presentation will be in the Report Writing Format.

Further details about this task will be discussed in class and posted on the Learning@Griffith site for this course.

Criteria & Marking:

Logic and Clarity of topic overview - 5 marks

Considers Methodology - 5 marks

Analytical capacity and theoretical ability - 10 marks

Frames Personal Responses and Acknowledges Other Perspectives - 10 marks

APA v6 style & communication as per report writing format - 10 marks

More specific assessment details will be found on the Learning@Griffith site

Submission: On-line submission

This assessment item:

 

  • is a school based activity
  • is an individual activity
  • includes a self assessment activity
  • does not have a resubmission provision

Title: Action Research Project

Type: Assignment - Research-based Assignment
Learning Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Due Date:
         30 April 18     Monday
Weight: 50%
Marked out of: 40
Task Description:

Length: 2,000 words

This written assignment will assess you ability to analyse your chosen topic and to reflect critically on your understanding of the impact of the macro-system on the development of services/programs within a range of communities.

You are to investigate a contemporary issue for children’s services. You must draw on current childhood research, reports and theory and make recommenations for practice.

Presentation will be in the Report Writing Format.

Further details about this task will be discussed in class and posted on the Learning@Griffith site for this course.

Criteria & Marking:

Logic and Clarity of topic overview - 5 marks

Considers Methodology - 5 marks

Analytical capacity and theoretical ability - 10 marks

Frames Personal Responses and Acknowledges Other Perspectives - 10 marks

APA v6 style & communication as per report writing format - 10 marks

More specific assessment details will be found on the Learning@Griffith site

Submission: On-line submission.


This assessment item:

  • is a school based activity
  • is an individual activity
  • includes a self assessment activity
  • does not have a resubmission provision

 


3013HSV- Middle Childhood and Youth- Contemporary issue – Research Project     Student Name:

 

Criteria

High Distinction

Distinction

Credit

Pass

Failure

Logic and clarity

Your report demonstrates that you understand the issue and the key elements within the context of your topic..

              /10

Research topic is stated explicitly and coherently. Demonstratesahighlevelofability to provide a concise and clear structure of the key issue (s) along with clear and concise evidence, clearly related to broader context.

Conclusion succinctly summarises findings. Points to areas of further study. Communicates an enthusiasm for the topic.

Research topic is well stated and refined.

Significant ability to provide a concise and clear structure of the key issue (s) and an effort to place in broader context. Conclusion succinctly summarises findings. Communicates an enthusiasm for the topic.

Research topic is  clearly stated. Some ability to provide a concise and clear structure of the key issue (s) and has demonstrated effort to explain and place in broader context. Succinct discussion of main issues, summarises project coherently.

. Communicates an enthusiasm for the topic.

Some logical order of information. Research topic has some relevance to the issue identified.

Merely summarises the main points without a clear sense of the implications of the results.

Communicates an enthusiasm for the topic.

Fails to state Research topic with  lttle or no evidence of a clear structure of the key issue(s) and little or no evidence related to broader context.

Little or no attempt to make a coherent summary of the content. Does not point to areas of further study. Does not communicate an enthusiasm for the topic.

 

Depth and breadth of reading

This refers to a wide range of relevant literature that is peer reviewed: journals, books, academic or professional publications online or hardcopy

 Content draws on a number of relevant or required readings- Minimum use of 10 references- (well used within report)            /10

Content is tightly focussed on the identified issue and key concepts and terms, is linked together well to support overall thesis, advanced understanding of key concepts and terms

Evidence of extensive reading beyond 10 resources.

Content supports identified issue and addresses key concepts and terms. Very good range and use of resources. Evidence of wide reading, with some evidence of research beyond 10 resources.

Content relates to the identified issue. Addresses key concepts and terms. Good range and use of resources .Evidence of satisfactory reading, with some evidence of research beyond 10 resources.

Much of the content not directly focussed on the identified issue. Some effort made to define concepts and terms. Some evidence of satisfactory reading. Little evidence of research beyond 10 resources.

Material of little or no relevance to the identified issue. Little or no effort made to define concepts and terms. Little or no evidence of satisfactory reading. Less than 10 resources used.

Analytic capacity and theoretical ability

This refers to the ability to analyse and evaluate the identified issue by integrating research materials within the context of major assumptions of middle childhood and youth services.                               /15

Report reflects a very high level of analysis and/or evaluation. Integrates research materials and examples effectively. Demonstrates a high level of understanding of the major assumptions of the field.

Report reflects a high level of analysis and/or evaluation. Integrates research materials and examples effectively. Demonstrates a good level of Understanding of the major assumptions of the field.

Report reflects some logical order to project. Mostly Integrates research materials and some examples effectively.

Some understanding of the major assumptions of the field.

 

Report is disorganised but there is evidence that there is some understanding of the major assumptions of the field.

 

Report fails to tackle central issues or to report on information of value from sources. Little or no understanding of the major assumptions of the field.

Organisation

Thisreferstothecompetentandaccuratestructureoftheessayincluding:clarity,spelling,grammar,languageuse,sentence/paragraphconstruction,andreferencing (bothwithinthetextandreferencelist)inAPAV6  format         /5

Paragraphs clearly linked in a logical fashion. Style and expression show considerable flair. Style reflects an enthusiasm for the topic.

 

Paragraphs clearly linked in a logical fashion. Good standard overall, or high standards in general with some lapses in style and expression.

Few errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure. Well presented.

Expression and meaning is clear. Paragraphs logically ordered.

A number of errors. More attention to proofreading necessary..

Expression and meaning unclear in a number of places. Linkages between paragraphs need to be stronger.

Numerous errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure for an essay at this level. Considerably more attention needs to be placed on proofreading the essay.

Writing standard very poor in areas of paragraphing, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling. Little or no evidence of proofreading.

Far too many errors No evidence of proofreading.

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