Assignment: ARC #2 “On Fake Instagram, A Chance To Be Real”
Name: [Type name here]
EVALUATING GROUP DISCUSSIONS
(focus on Active Listening)
Listen to the recording of your group’s discussion. Then, using the guidelines below, evaluate (1) your performance, (2) your group members’ performances, and (3) the performance of the group as a whole.
I. Your Preparation.
Describe how you prepared for this discussion. Share everything you did to ensure you were able to discuss the topic with confidence. Be specific.
II. Evaluating Yourself
Provide commentary on your discussion participation for numbers 2-6.
Confirming Understanding as a Listener
Checking Understanding as a Speaker
Showing You Don’t Understand
So what you’re saying is…
In other words...
You mean that…
Essentially, you think that...
If I understand you correctly, you’re saying that...
Well, not exactly….
Actually, I mean that…
Do you understand?
Did that make sense?
Do you follow what I’m saying?
I’m not sure I understand what you mean
Could you slow down, please? I didn’t get that.
Sorry, I didn’t catch that.
Would you mind repeating that again?
III. Rubric for Class Participation
For both you and your group members, evaluate discussion performance using this this rubric.
Feel free to make comments to share your reasoning.
Developing but below expectations
Accomplished/ Meets Expectations
(I will score you here)
Level of Engagement & Active Participation
Student never contributes to discussion; fails to respond to direct questions
Few contributions to discussion; seldom volunteers but does respond to direct questions
Proactively contributes to discussion by both asking questions and responding to direct questions
Proactively and regularly contributes to class discussion; initiates discussion on issues relevant to the topic
Does not listen when others talk, interrupts often (not effective interrupting), or makes inappropriate comments
Does not listen carefully and comments are often unresponsive to discussion
Listening and appropriately responds to the contributions of others
Listens and incorporates and expands on the contributions of others
Relevance of Contribution to Topic
Contributions, when made, are off-topic or distract class from discussion
Contributions are sometimes off-topic or distracting
Contributions are always relevant
Contributions are relevant and promote deeper analysis of the topic
Student is not adequately prepared; does not appear to have researched the material in advance of class; has not prepared discussion questions
Student has completed minimal research on the material,; student does pose questions, though they may be irrelevant
Student has prepared for the discussion by reading recent research ; prepared facts, statistics, etc.; poses discussion questions that support or deepen the discussion
Student is consistently prepared; frequently proposed relevant discussion question that further the discussion; uses research to support discussion; considers various points of view
STUDENT 1: [name of student]
STUDENT 2: [name of student]
STUDENT 3: [name of student]
STUDENT 4: [name of student]
IV: Group Evaluation & Reflection
Answer in a coherent paragraph. How would you evaluate this discussion? Did you feel like your group discussed the issue effectively? How could you, as a group, improve? Personally, what were your strengths and weaknesses in this specific discussion with your peers? What specifically would you like to do in the future to improve your role as a participant in group discussions? Did you feel like you were able to express yourself adequately? Please share any other comments you have about this discussion activity.