Week Four Update your Performance Canvas & Weekly Sprint Retrospective
This is a 2 part assignment:
Draft your performance canvas and submit it to the assignment folder and post it as a response in a new message. You will use this canvas as a personal tool as we progress through the class. Do you see some areas of the canvas that you can develop? What specific areas of the canvas can you adjust after completing some of the learning activities for the week?
Weekly Sprint Retrospective: The sprint weekly retrospectives for this course will play an important role in your overall learning. Each week you will be required to post a weekly reflection post and post comments to 2 of your fellow learner’s reflections.
According to Alexander (2010) online discussions and critical thinking are enhanced using the questioning technique developed by Dietz- Uhler & Lanter (2009). According to Alexander (2010) the technique is” an instructional strategy that promotes active learning (and thus critical thinking).”
Please use the following four questions developed by Dietz-Uhler & Lanter (2009) and (2010) to frame your weekly reflections.
1. “Identify one important concept, research finding, theory, or idea in strategy that you learned while completing this weeks work.” (Analyzing)
2. “Why do you believe that this concept, research finding, theory, or idea in strategy is important?” (Reflecting)
3. “Apply what you have learned from this activity to some aspect of your life or work.” (Relating)
4. “What question(s) have this weeks’ the activities raised for you? What are you still wondering about?” What actions will you take to research your questions to help provide clarity? (Questioning).
Each Monday post your reflection answering the four questions in the body of a message and attached your canvas. Don’t wait until Monday to think about the questions. I recommend that you keep a journal of your learning to help make this a bit easier. Please be sure to comment on your fellow learner’s posts. The reflections are a good place to find lessons learned from fellow team members and to share experiences. You receive credit for DQ/Participation points when you post a substantive comment to another’s reflection.
Alexander, A. (2010). Using the four-question technique to enhance critical thinking in online discussions. MERLOT Journal of Online Leaning and Teaching. 6(2).
Dietz-Uhler, B. & Lanter, J.R. (2009). Using the four-questions technique to enhance learning. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 38-41.