ERIC Number: ED110340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Overloading in University of Papua and New Guinea (UPNG). E.R.U. Report 14.
Jones, Ann E.; Jones, John
This report, one of a series of reports from the University of Papua New Guinea, presents information gathered on full-time students from Papua New Guinea and other areas of the South Pacific and relates to one particular factor which contributes to student success and failure, that of overloading. The study reported is confined to the period since Semester 1, 1972, at the University. A normal student course load is considered to be 12 points. Anything over this constitutes an overload. A marginal differences does frequently occur so this study deals with overloads of 15 points and above. A brief description of the grading system is presented. Information on overloading students, how they performed in the semester prior to that when they were carrying an overload, is presented in tabulated form with descriptive text for each data table. Achievement of students in terms of their mean performance before and during overloads is presented in tabulated and descriptive form. It was noted that there was very little incidence of failure among overloaded students. Plans for developing a flexible procedure for determining whether students be allowed to overload are encouraged. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Papua and New Guinea Univ., Port Moresby. Educational Research Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea