Assignment: ARC #2 “On Fake Instagram, A Chance To Be Real”        

Name: [Type name here]                                                        

SELF-REFLECTION 

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.

  1. Total # of contributions made (count the number of times you spoke):

  1. Explain how you elaborated on someone else’s point.

  1. Explain how you brought up opposing or different perspectives/point of view other than your own.

  1. Did you introduce new and/or relevant topics? Did you make connections to other texts? Explain.

  1. Did you digressing from the topic? Explain.

  1. Evaluate your language skills (pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary). For this section you should note specific issues you notice or specific things that you are proud of. Do not focus only on the negative.

  1. Did you use phrases to clarify? Highlight those that you used.

Confirming Understanding as a Listener

As Speaker

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…

Yes, exactly!

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.

Performance Criteria

Inadequate

(0 point)

Developing but below expectations

(1 point)

Accomplished/ Meets Expectations

(2 points)

Exemplary/

Displays Leadership

(3 points)

SCORE

(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

Listening Skills

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

Preparation

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

YOUR PERFORMANCE:

  1. Level of Engagement & Active Participation                SCORE:
  2. Listening Skills                                                SCORE:
  3. Relevance of Contribution to Topic                        SCORE:
  4. Preparation                                                SCORE:

STUDENT 1: [name of student]

  1. Level of Engagement & Active Participation                SCORE:
  2. Listening Skills                                                SCORE:
  3. Relevance of Contribution to Topic                        SCORE:
  4. Preparation                                                SCORE:

STUDENT 2: [name of student]

  1. Level of Engagement & Active Participation                SCORE:
  2. Listening Skills                                                SCORE:
  3. Relevance of Contribution to Topic                        SCORE:
  4. Preparation                                                SCORE:

STUDENT 3: [name of student]

  1. Level of Engagement & Active Participation                SCORE:
  2. Listening Skills                                                SCORE:
  3. Relevance of Contribution to Topic                        SCORE:
  4. Preparation                                                SCORE:

STUDENT 4: [name of student]

  1. Level of Engagement & Active Participation                SCORE:
  2. Listening Skills                                                SCORE:
  3. Relevance of Contribution to Topic                        SCORE:
  4. Preparation                                                SCORE:

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.