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A one or two lesson formative assessment task to introduce students to One World. …

A one or two lesson formative assessment task to introduce students to One World.

Students watch one of two videos which introduce a scientific solution to a problem in a global context. They then prepare a mind-map poster which goes through the stages of the One World criterion.

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  • 1. One World:Scientific Solutions to Global Issues Formative Assessment Video Discussion Task Stephen Taylor Blue world map from Clker free clipart: http://www.clker.com/clipart-13513.html
  • 2. Scientific Solutions to Global IssuesWork as a group to complete this introductory activity. Watch one video and work through thestages of the One World process. Present your work as a spider-diagram poster.Group 1United Nations University Our World 2.0: Plastic to Oil Fantastic (http://youtu.be/R-Lg_kvLaAM)Group 2TED Talk: Michael Pritchard’s Lifesaver Bottle (http://tinyurl.com/lifesaverbottle)
  • 3. The context: What? Who? Where? How? The problem Solutions The Science Why? Factors contributing One World: Barriers against to success Research question / purpose successWhat? How? Why? What? How? Why? Where? Who? Where? Who? One World Factor 1 One World Factor 2 Conclusions Stakeholders? Stakeholders? Could it be successful? Implications? Implications? Why?
  • 4. Self-assessment is key to success in all tasks Which descriptors best fit your work? What about another group’s? What would you do next in order to build it into a good One World essay? Criterion A: One World
  • 5. Self-assessment is key to success in all tasks Which descriptors best fit your work? What about another group’s? What would you do next in order to build it into a good One World essay? Criterion B: Communication in Science
  • 6. Better Living Through Chemistry “Write an article that explores how Chemistry is (or can be) used to solve a specific problem in a local or global context.”General Draft Feedback: • Some students submitted full drafts • Some submitted populated writing frames with research • Some submitted a few paragraphs • Few gave an indication of next steps • About half have been citing/ referencing as they go along Final: General Tips: • Self-assess as you go to make sure nothing is missed • Ensure the problem is clearly outlined, in context • Give decent scientific explanations of how the solution works • Populate the citation manager as you research • Add in-text citations and references as you write to save time and errors • Use the standard submission template, with rubrics for self-assessment • Write in black, in a clear font • Include a line-space between paragraphs to make it easier to read. • 1.5 spacing helps 6
  • 7. Better Living Through Chemistry “Write an article that explores how Chemistry is (or can be) used to solve a specific problem in a local or global context.” Final Lesson: • Make sure you have included the coversheet • Self-assess by highlighting the statements that best represent your work • Write in black, in a clear font • Include a line-space between paragraphs to make it easier to read. • 1.5 spacing helps • Check your citations are complete and correct 7
  • 8. For more resources. Please consider a donation to charity via Biology4Good. Click here for more information about Biology4Good charity donations.This is a Creative Commons presentation. It may be linked and embedded but not sold or re-hosted.