Over a semester of 16 weeks, you will take 5 modules, each of which consists of 16 one-day problems; on any one day, therefore, you will only tackle one problem. Your final grade for each module will depend on two things: your daily performance at working on the module's 16 problems, and 4 timed understanding tests taken at different points during the semester.
The evaluation of your daily performance will be conducted by your facilitators. It will take into account the level and quality of your participation during group discussions and activities, as well as your effort on the short quizzes and journal-report which you will be required to file for the problem at the end of each day. The four understanding tests, which you will take over the course of the module, consist of a variety of questions that will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of key concepts as outlined in the module's learning objectives. These tests are designed to reward the creative learner rather than the student who learns by rote and repetition.
At the Republic, we also believe in rewarding consistent performance. Therefore, we will only use a selection of your daily grades and the best 3 of your understanding test scores to compute your final module grade. There will be no semester or year-end examinations.
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