Issues and Solutions Our actions can lead to positive change. Issues, problems, issues! There are big and little issues and problems that concern a lot of people. Some problems and issues have obvious solutions while some issues and problems seem to have no solution. In your Exhibition process you will get a chance to apply your skills as an action taker to some of these issues and problems. You will be choosing a real problem(either local or global) and carefully working through to a solution and take some action to help this issue or problem. Working through this Exhibition journal will help you organize your time and resources to discover the best solution to your chosen issue or problem. Good luck!
Our actions can lead to positive change. Expectations and Assessment <ul><li>By the end of this Exhibition we will have collected evidence of your learning in many different ways. This evidence will include : </li></ul><ul><li>Completed online Student Exhibition Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to group blog. A minimum of once a week by each person in the group – you may blog more. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer evaluations for co-operative learning completed in week 3 and 6. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing individual reflections/evaluations. </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive writing piece. </li></ul><ul><li>Final project/presentation, action and reflection. </li></ul>
Reflecting and Making Meaning 2. Inner Journey 3. Linking and Forming 4. Searching and Collecting 5. Synthesizing and Connecting 6. Acting and Sharing 1. Setting the Stage The Exhibition Process Our actions can lead to positive change.
<ul><li>Brainstorm real life issues or problems that you think need a solution. Look around you and think about the problems that exist in your school, your neighborhood, Zurich, Switzerland, or elsewhere in the world. </li></ul>State the Issue or Problem Inner Journey Our actions can lead to positive change. Exhibition Fukushima. Who’s going to cook dinner. The weather. Homework.
Why is this a problem/issue? <ul><li>You have chosen this problem for a reason. </li></ul><ul><li>How does it affect your life or those around you? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it affect your feelings or emotions? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think it is important? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you feel a respobility for this problem/issue </li></ul>Inner Journey Our actions can lead to positive change. I chose nuclear energy because it needs to change. It affects my life because it makes so much disasters. It affects my feelings because the disasters kills loads of people. Because loads of life's can be saved if we make it safer.
Developing Lines of Inquiry <ul><li>You have defined your problem/issue in relation to Form, Function, Causation and </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the remaining two Concepts to clarify your lines of inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Connection How is it connected to other issues/problems? </li></ul><ul><li>It is connected to other issues because the other problems are similar </li></ul><ul><li>But they are different. </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective What are other points of view? </li></ul><ul><li>That there are good and bad sides about my topic. </li></ul>Searching and Collecting Our actions can lead to positive change.
REFLECTION Searching and Collecting Our actions can lead to positive change.
Process Reflection We thought that nuclear energy was bad but we found a way that we could make it better. These are things we thought about our topic before BUT now we think differently The are ideas we had about our problem/issue before AND we still have now We don’t have any problems anymore because we know all the ideas about the issues. These are things about our problem/issue that still challenge us and we still wonder about That you can use thorium instead of uranium for the reactor. We would like our audience to leave our presentation with these “BIG UNDERSTANDINGS” Yes. Synthesizing and Connecting Our actions can lead to positive change.
Think of Solutions. ACTION <ul><li>Brainstorm a wide range of ideas that could help solve this problem/issue </li></ul><ul><li>Here is your chance to be creative. Write down all possible answers. Do not discard any yet because this is your chance to start thinking outside the square to find a creative solution. Be creative, unusual, fanciful, practical and obvious. S T R E T C H your imagination! </li></ul>Our actions can lead to positive change. Action E-mail Video Website Blog powerpoint
Make your Action Plan Part 1 <ul><li>Examine all your solutions and put them through the S M A R T test. </li></ul>Our actions can lead to positive change. How will your action affect your problem? It will make people think that nuclear energy is bad at the moment but we could make it better if they use thorium instead of uranium. Who needs to be convinced? People who we sent the viral e-mail to. What objections might you come up against? That people will say that nuclear energy is so bad and you Can’t make it better . How can you overcome those objections? Prove it to them with some facts. What resources will you need? www.wolframalpha.com , www.springnote.com … Who can help you? Our advisor. Where should you begin? With the video. What will be your next step? The persuasive e-mail. Who will do what to achieve your action? I will edit the video, Leo will film the video, Nik will do some stuff on springnote, Lukas will do the e-mail.
REFLECTION Acting and Sharing We can make a difference For our action we did a viral e-mail with a link to our blog that has a video in it. It is probably going to be successful because it’s going through the whole world because people are going to forward it to other people.
Exhibition Night Reflection Our actions can lead to positive change. At exhibition night my group was a success because we explained nuclear energy well and made no mistakes.
That nuclear energy is a bad source of energy at the moment but we could make it a better source of energy if we use thorium instead of uranium because thorium is less radioactive and nuclear waste has to be stored for less than 300 years.