‘Greatest Hits’ Project Description and Evaluation

Due Date:  You must be ready to present on Thursday, January 19th.  Presentations will take place on Thursday and Friday.

 

Description

As I have said numerous times, this course is more like a job than a class.  This is your final performance evaluation.  In 5 to 7 minutes you need reflect on your experiences during IDC and demonstrate your successes, struggles and growth during the course.

I know some of you enjoyed the nontraditional, low-structure nature of the course while others of you struggled with it.  You didn’t necessarily see the value in the purpose, design and/or delivery of the course.  That is fine. The course is far from perfect. You didn’t have to like it but I am asking you to reflect on why you didn’t get much from it.  If you did enjoy the course, I would like you to reflect on what aspects of the course made this possible.

I would far prefer honest reflection on the course then you telling me what you think I want to hear. MaCS students are especially good at this but it isn’t the purpose of the assignment.

Content

The content of your performance evaluation should cover the following areas:

Successes

  • Which project/assignment/task do you think best represents your strengths, efforts and development of skills?  Why?  Provide evidence to support your choice.

Struggles

  • What aspect of the course did you struggle with the most? It may be any part of it (group work, no real content/testing, requirements to be an independent worker and part of a team, working with other teachers, dealing with the technology, etc.).
  • How did you deal with your struggles? What will you do if you face similar situations in the future?

Growth and Learning

  • What did you learn about yourself during the course?
  • What was the most useful thing you learnt during the course?  (Be specific – this can be something about yourself, a new piece of technology, a new learning strategy, improved learning skills).
  • What one piece of advice would you give to students thinking of taking this course in the future?
  • Make one suggestion for the course next semester.

Do not simply describe what you did.  You need to provide insight into your experiences during the course.

How you choose to present this reflection is up to you.  You can choose to use audio/visual aids, pre-record your presentation or simply stand up and talk.  I strongly recommend, if you choose to just stand and talk, to prepare what you will say beforehand. I will be able to tell if you are just ‘winging it’.

Requirements

  • Presentation is no longer than 7 minutes, including setup time.
  • I have to be able to mark it in 7 minutes (i.e. I shouldn’t need to read anything after 7 minutes).
  • You have to answer the questions in sufficient depth and detail as outlined in the marking key.

If you would prefer to pre-record your presentation that is acceptable as well.  

 

Item Particulars Mark Wt.
Critical Thinking and Reflection (Thinking)
  • Responses to questions reflect a high degree of self-reflection, critical thinking and meta-cognition
  • Responses to questions use evidence and experiences to support answers
10
Planning (Thinking)
  • Performance evaluation includes all requirements
  • Demonstration of growth throughout the course is evident
  • Content has been presented in a logical and clear manner.
5
Presentation (Communication)
  • Demonstration is well planned / coordinated
  • Performance evaluation is well-timed (5 to 7 minutes)
  • Presentation is clear, engaging, creative and professional.
5
 

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Author: mscuttle

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