Reflection – “Program Evaluation Procede-Proceed” and “PRECEDE-PROCEED #2”
Read both “Program Evaluation Procede-Proceed” and “PRECEDE-PROCEED #2 Devine_2007_Diet,” then write a reflection to “PRECEDE-PROCEED #2 Devine_2007_Diet.”
Article Chosen – Pizza is Cheaper Than Salad
- You are expected to have read the weeks’ assigned readings prior to class reflections/discussions. PowerPoint copies of each respective lecture will be available in Titanium.
- Complete a substantive, comprehensive, and detailed reflection for one of the two assigned weekly supplemental readings posted on Titanium. There is no minimum required length; however, most exceptional reflections tend to be around 750-1,000 words. These reflections should demonstrate your detailed understanding of the readings (in your own words), and your ability to critically evaluate them.
Some of the supplemental articles can be quite challenging to read/comprehend. I encourage you to not let yourselves be frustrated by this challenge! I do not expect you to comprehend all of content, so do not spend too much of your time attempting to. The intent of these articles is to show you how the theories are applied (i.e. put into practice, in real life settings/research). Therefore, do not focus as much on the tables, graphs, and more difficult research concepts. Simply focus on the general intent of the article, the theory used, its’ specific constructs, and how they are being utilized in practice. It is one thing to be able to list and define theory constructs, it is quite another to be able to be able to apply them yourselves.
- The primary focus of your supplemental article reflections should be the following: What is the article about? How are the theory constructs applied (i.e., put into practice)? How are certain constructs similar to other theory constructs we have covered? How could the article have been strengthened by utilizing constructs from alternative theories we have covered, in place of those used by the authors?
Secondarily, you should also address the following (*note, you will be graded heavily on the depth and details of the primary criteria, so the majority of your effort should be focused there; however, the following criteria should also be addressed): What did you find particularly interesting or helpful? What are your criticisms of the article? Do you agree or disagree with the author and why?
- The role of the reflection is to demonstrate in-depth analysis/synthesis of supplemental readings and course materials; also, for student-to-student engagement as lead by your instructor (where appropriate). My role is to lead, monitor and grade overall activity.
- You should be able to demonstrate exceptional familiarity and synthesis of the readings and topics during the assigned reflections/discussions and activities. It is a requirement that everyone raises issues, and critically evaluates the application of theories.
- Active participation also includes the ability to integrate readings, concepts and experiences, to provide constructive feedback to student colleagues and faculty and to be open to the feedback from others.
- At the end of the semester, all of your contributions to the class reflections/discussions and participation will be evaluated with special attention to evidence of critical thinking, and collegiality.