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WHAT DO I HAVE TO
DO EACH WEEK?
To be posted on your blog:
A reflective journal post about the previous week's activities. You should respond to any comments made by students and teachers.
An answer to the critical question. You will be assessed using this rubric:
Galileo Critical Question Rubric T4 2013 (2).pdf
One comment on another student's reflective journal. See the allocation list to find out whose blog you should comment on each week (on the
Any other tasks listed in the table below.
Students will write a reflection each week on their
blog. The reflection should include information about the activities you have participated in, discussion of how your team is progressing, reflections from Community Service and a discussion of your learning. Using the PMIQ framework will help you structure your reflections.
Students will also need to comment on at least one other student's reflective journal each week. Partner allocations are listed in a document on the
to see an example of what your blog should look like.
Students will answer assigned a critical question on their blog in specified weeks. The question is designed to stimulate your thinking, use evidence to support your argument and include your own opinion. Homegroup teachers will assess and comment on all answers.
What are we looking for in a critical question response?
Galileo Critical Question Rubric T2 2013.pdf
A guide to planning your response to a critical question:
Critical Question Response Planner.pdf
A guide to critical thinking:
Critical Thinking Guide Galileo.pdf
Below is a model answer for the first Critical Question:
Critical question model.docx
Michael, John and Tamar want to see that you have taken the time to do the following:
Reflect on your experiences over the week:
How have they influenced your perception about the week’s theme?
What new information have you learnt?
Were you left wondering anything – do you have questions that are unanswered?
Respond to the question in the following manner:
Form an opinion.
Support your opinion with evidence drawn from the experiences that you have had during the week [classes, trails, skills workshops] and additional research [library, internet, etc.]
Consider the quality of your evidence –
Are there any gaps?
Is there any bias?
Have you used any stereotypes?
What would make your evidence stronger?
Take a moment to acknowledge a different perspective – if someone didn't agree with you – what might their opinion be?
Remember to review your work –
Does it make sense [does your argument flow?]
Have you checked for spelling and grammar mistakes?
Homework support available here. Ask your homegroup teacher if you have any problems or questions.
If you are having trouble planning your focus question - there are two planning documents here. They are a good place to start for those of you who have not had much experience with essay structure or have trouble organising your thoughts.
Reflective Writing Outline.docx
Critical Question Response Planner.docx
Here you will find links to information, evidence and other materials to assist you with your homework.
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