233021 KO Discussion Class Key-Questions and Concepts (2019W)
- Anmeldung von Mo 02.09.2019 08:00 bis So 22.09.2019 23:59
- Abmeldung bis Mi 23.10.2019 23:59
Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert
Die Vorbesprechung am 01.10.2019 findet gemeinsam mit der Vorbesprechung für die Vorlesung "Key Questions and Concepts" (LV 233020) statt.
Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung
Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel
A discussion workshop generally has four phases:
1) go through the texts in smaller groups and discuss their key points (max. 30 minutes); the workshop leaders should be the moderators of these discussions;
2) bring the results to the plenary (50 minutes); we go through each text and elaborate out the key issues;
3) reflect on what we learn across the papers and how they relate to the cases that have been presented in the first unit (max. 30 minutes);
4) feedback on how the workshop worked.To pass the discussion class, students are expected to:
1) Read the literature for the respective discussion workshop and;
2) Prepare for the discussion: analyse the paper along the six questions (take short notes and bring them to class):
a) What are the core questions that the text asks? Express them in your own words.
b) What are the problems/tensions the text is pointing at?
c) What hypothesis/es does the text defend? Identify key passages.
d) What are core concepts/terms that the text operates with and that you identified as being important?
e) What is the empirical field addressed in the text?
f) Where did you meet problems when reading the text?
3) Participate actively in all the discussions.
4) Chair one workshop with your group (approx. 5-6 people): No power point presentations are requested, but preparing questions for the text that had to be read and think about ways how to conduct the discussion; pay attention to the time management and that everybody engages.
5) Each group has to write one short essay (2000 words) on the papers they had to deal with for the workshop. The essay should be handed in (uploaded on moodle) three weeks after the workshop presentation. A good essay has an introduction which points at the issues at stake, elaborates on the key-points of the papers, points to some elements of the cases where we did see connections and draws a short conclusion.
6) Adhere to the general standards of good academic practice.'This course uses the plagiarism-detection service Turnitin for larger assignments.'
Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab
The grading of the course is based on the separate assessment of different tasks on a scale of 1-5.
Essay (quality of argument, language, layout, correct bibliography (APA style), handed in on time (delays will impact grading)): 30%,
assessed as group work;
Managing the discussion class you are responsible for: 40%,
assessed as group work;
Contribution to the discussion in class on the basis of your reading and preparation of the text; engagement in the discussion group; your presence (late coming will impact your grade): 30%, assessed individually;To successfully complete the course, a weighted average of at least 4,5 is required. Failure to meet the attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic work may result in a deduction of points.