The process of this WebQuest is to go through the links found in the process menu and proceed through the information and links that are intended to promote and stimulate new ideas for you in your acquisition of knowledge and online learning. (Please see the bottom of the page). Here is how I want you to proceed in this WebQuest.
1. Follow the directions and answer the questions provided after watching the videos and web links. 2. Design a small concept map about the concept of “thinking”. Research the concept and exemplars using the added links and focus questions to help you explore this process. 3. Post your concept map and respond to one other student. Give quality, constructive feedback in your response to another student's concept map submission. (Use APA for sources.) 4. Submit this assignment as noted in the course syllabus.
Then, acknowledge the following concepts/questions as you navigate the WebQuest as a group:
1. What are the main concepts noted in the article: “The Thinking Classroom”? What are some points that the author notes about concept-based curricular, instructional design? How do instructors use different types of questions to extend student thinking and deepen understanding? What are the expected outcomes of using “thinking classrooms”?
2. Pick a concept from the WebQuest and then identify three exemplars. How did you pick the concept? What sources did you use? What were the identified challenges?
3. Design a concept map about the concept that you chose. For example, a concept map can be created that focuses on the concept of oxygenation/perfusion. Research the concept and exemplars. Use the added links and focus questions to help you explore this issue. Respond to one student's concept map submission. (Use APA for sources.)
Task 1: The Thinking Classroom: Classroom Snapshots.
Read the article on the thinking classroom at https://www.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/upm-binaries/11469_Erickson_Ch_1.pdf (click on now link and enjoy)! After completion of this assigned reading; you will complete a 10-question quiz and Hangman game about the key concepts noted in the article.
Task 2: The Concept Map. “The Concept Map," is a teaching/learning strategy that is easily adapted to nursing content. Concept mapping is a teaching/learning strategy that involves organization of a concept into a visual map by the learner. It is helpful when it is important to see the big picture--that is how the parts or aspects bit together to make the whole.
Each paired group will choose a patient disease process that focuses on the concept of perfusion. All groups will then research the information related to the selected concept and use the information within the WebQuest to develop a concept map related to the topic about the concept provided in the WebQuest links and post to your completed map for assessment by your peers. Create a concept map about your specific concept following the provided rubric. Include all focus points. Note the due dates in the grading rubric.
Task 3: Peer Feedback
Peer Feedback is a technique in which students read other student's papers, give them feedback on what areas are done well and areas for improvement (Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, 2007). Students are engaged in learning about peer student's work as well as benefit from the feedback they receive!
Peer feedback is an excellent teaching/learning strategy to use because when students give feedback on the change of viewpoint opens them up to see things they did not see or know before. The peer who receives feedback also benefits from the information as they have more information about their work. The Ground rules are that feedback is positive and in the spirit of helping to improve. All feedback is expected to be respectful and professional. Feedback should include pointing out what is good and areas for improvement.