SYLLABUS & ASSIGNMENTS
What is a syllabus and what is it useful for?
The syllabus provide an overview of the curriculum in each subject, in our case always for a five-month school term semester. The syllabus contains tasks we call "assignments". The assignments are divided into mandatory and optional. Of course, the mandatory once are given in advance and their order does not change. Optional assignments contribute to the individual development of the student. Among the optional assignments, students can choose a certain number, which is given. Among the optional assignments, there is always an assignment called "student's choice", where the student's creativity can be applied and where the student can, after consulting with the professor, work on almost any topic in any form. You can read about the assignments in the next paragraph, but back to the syllabus. The assignments create a chronological column in the syllabus. In addition to this column, you will find information on the number of assignments required to pass, complete and complete above the standard. You can read about the types of evaluation in the card MARKING SYSTEM.
The syllabus introduces us to the structured topics that await us in a current semester, offers compulsory elective work for our own development and describes the possibilities of achieving assessment levels.
This is an example of a real syllabus, which the EVA program is based on.
The left column shows the number of an assignment. Red assignments are compulsory, green assignments are compulsorily optional. The column named The semestrial evaluation of S shows us the number of assignments which are needed to be passed for the evaluation of S. The column named The semestrial evaluation of V shows us the number of assignments which are needed to be passed for the evaluation of V.
For example: I want an evaluation of V in biology in the semestrial school report. What do I have to do? I need to pass 5 compulsory assignments (red) and at least 2 compulsorily optional assignments (green). At least 5 of the compulsory and 2 of the optional assignments should have the evaluation of S. That means that any of the compulsory assignments cannot have the evaluation of Z (didn't pass). And finally, of all assignments I need to have at least 4 of the evaluation of V (this shows the last column).
The table under the syllabus shows the minimum of percents I need to get for the evaluation of V (90 %) and for the evaluation of S (60 %). Percentage could be different in each subject.
The numbers in bracket in the columns of completion and fulfilment shows the needed number for completion and fulfilment in case that a student would reinforce the subject. You can learn more of reinforcing and weakening on the card REINFORCING AND WEAKENING.
We already know of compulsory and optional assignments. But what do these assignments mean? An assignment in EVA could be a project, task, excercise or exam, simply a specific form which confirm our knowledge.
Among the compulsory assignments, these which have chronological ordering and we can't really change anything about them, belong usually exams, testing, case studies and similar kinds of work which confirm, that we have a knowledge and can move on the next topic.
Among the optional assignments, which numbers depend on the subject matter, belong for example, presentations, brochures, essays, posters and other creative and more entertaining forms of work.
If you are curious about other forms of assignments or you want to see the specific examples of assignments from students, check the card INSPIRATION FOR ASSIGNMENTS.