The purpose of a capstone is to help students reflect on their learning and development over their entire degree, integrating the various disciplines, noting how they have developed personally, and how their learning will apply in their professional contexts.
A capstone unit is an existing unit which has a specially adapted assessment designed to meet these learning outcomes. Students must undertake the key learning activities for the unit, such as pre-reading and attendance, but are not required to complete its standard essays and assignments. Instead they complete one major assessment of 8,000 words (standard pathway) or 7,000 words (accelerated pathway). This capstone assessment will take the form of a question or topic devised by the lecturer to encompass these outcomes.
At the completion of a Capstone Experience students will be able to: