Duedates are specified on the syllabus.
Task 1: Plan Who You Will Work With
A. Decide whether you will work with a partner or a group (up to four people).
B. Give me the name(s) of the classmate(s) you will work with by the date specified on your syllabus.
Task 2: Resources Report
You will need to use at least 6 resources from the Process page of this webquest to help you design your activity: 3 Internet links or sets of links and 3 documents (see #4 on the Process page) . The goal is to apply (transfer) what you have learned about Piaget and the educational implications of his theory, including Constructivism, through this WebQuest to your own teaching. Write a summary/description of and your personal reaction to each of these six resources as specified in the template. USE the TEMPLATE ATTACHED BELOW. This is an individual activity with an individual grade worth 15%. You and your partner can choose the same or different resources, as you prefer.
Task 3: Design Your Own Instructional Activity (PRODUCT)
Create an instructional activity for using principles from Piagetian theory and its educational implications. This activity can be in any subject you want to teach, but for students in Adolescent Learning and Development, it should focus on middle or high school students. For students in the Psychology of Learning and Teaching, it can be for any grade level. You are expected to create your own activity for this project - NOT use an already existing one and try to fit it to Piaget's theory! This is a group activity. Write the following to describe the activity:
1. Goals/Objectives: What do you want to accomplish? What outcomes do you expect? These should be explained using concepts consistent with Piaget's theory.
3. Teaching Methods and Learning Activities. What will you as the teacher do? What will students do?
4. How the teaching methods and learning activities specifically incorporate ideas from Piaget's theory & its educational implications based on what you learned from this Webquest? USE the TEMPLATE ATTACHED BELOW.
Task 4: Implement Your Instructional Activity
Your implementation of your activity is due the same date as your written plan. You will have approximately 10 minutes to conduct the activity (all or part of it) that you have designed. This is a group activity.
NOTE: ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE TO BOTH THE WRITTEN PLAN FOR THE INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY (PRODUCT - TASK 3) AND TO THE CLASSROOM IMPLEMENTATION (TASK 4). These two requirements will be graded together in a group grade worth 15%.
Task 5: Self-Evaluation
Everyone will evaluate their own performance on the Webquest activities and presentations, using the criteria specified in the template attached below. The self-evaluation has three main sections: 1. Cooperation and Contribution, 2. What you learned from the project, and 3. Action Plan. Make sure you address the details specified in the template. USE the TEMPLATE ATTACHED BELOW. This is an individual activity with an individual grade worth 10%.