In the first few weeks of the course, we filled our toolbox. In the middle part of the course, we learned how to draw up a plan, in the form of a KWL Chart. In this final part of the course, we’re going to use our tools and our plan to build a project.
As we put our tools and our plans into action, we are also moving up the levels in Bloom’s taxonomy. Creating your final project will require you to apply what you’ve learned about the lenses, analyze information from the assigned articles, and synthesize that information to describe what you learned.
In your final project, you are being asked to think about the topic that you chose and to think about thinking—that is, how did using the lens framework help you to understand your topic. This metacognition can be challenging and will require some extra reflection on your part. You won’t simply be reporting what you read; you will need to describe how each article reflects one of the lenses and what you learn by looking at the topic through multiple lenses.
For your final project, you will be creating a presentation using 2 of the 4 lenses. This week, you will need to
You should have at least one slide for each of the following
Your slides on Convergence and Divergence should focus on how the information in each article reflects the lens that it is illustrating. See the exemplar presentation.
You do not need to be exhaustive in summarizing the articles or in your discussion of the sites of convergence, divergence, and both lenses. Your summaries should contain 3-5 well-formed statements that summarize the key points of the articles. Your discussions of convergence and divergence should include 2-4 well-formed statements for each; your discussion of what you learned from both lenses can be summarized in one well-formed paragraph of 2-5 sentences.
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