CUNY CityTech Architecture
Arch3551 Sustainability Theory + Practice
Activity Description: Provide a brief description of the activity
Oral Communication Exercise, building on a Research Powerpoint which is already part of the established curriculum of this course. Activity builds Oratory and Rhetoric by appointing respondents to the Presentations who will "Echo" the presentation, building and challenging. This assignment will be Written, but then read as a speech.
Learning Goals: What do you aim to achieve with this activity?
SLO – Student Learn Outcomes include:
Foster Critical Analysis
Improve Oratory skills
Promote Multiple Viewpoints
Keep the Conversation Going
Timing: At what point in the lesson or semester do you use this activity? How much classroom time do you devote to it? How much out-of-class time is expected?
This assignment will be coincident with the 18 Student presentations, which happen in groups of 2 over 9 weeks, beginning in Week 4 and continuing through Week 13.
The Initial Presentations are 30 minutes – with 30 minutes devoted for the response and discussions for a total of 1 hour each.
Logistics: What preparation is needed for this activity? What instructions do you give students? Is the activity low-stakes, high-stakes, or something else?
The assignment combining both the original presentation and the response (each student will do one of each) is high stakes in that together they comprise 30% of the grade of the semester.
Students will need to work on research, and have their initial drafts reviewed by the professor. They must address at least one point of the presentation to which they are responding which they feel is Enlightening and one which they find Disquieting and in need of either more support, or which they directly oppose
Assessment: How do you assess this activity? What assessment measures do you use? Do you use a VALUE rubric? If not, how did you develop your rubric? Is your course part of the college-wide general education assessment initiative?
Assessments from the AACU Rubrics could include:
However, we are likely to concentrate on just one or 2 in order to keep the assignment focused and reasonable/
Reflection: How well did this activity work in your classroom? Would you repeat it? Why or why not? What challenges did you encounter, and how did you address them? What, if anything, would you change? What did students seem to enjoy about the activity?
Assignment is planned for Spring Semester 2022, finishing at the End of May. At that time, I will post the results.
Additional Information: Please share any additional comments and further documentation of the activity – e.g. assignment instructions, rubrics, examples of student work, etc. These can be links to pages or posts on the OpenLab.
Note I am taking on a class which I have never taught and which has not been put on OpenLab – however, in the future, perhaps the Course Coordinator will consider migrating it to an open platform.
Please share a helpful link to a pages or post on the OpenLab