Option: TED Talk

  • Psychology

    Psychology Final Project

    Project Option: TED Talk (up to 2 students)

     

    Prompt:

    "What are you interested in exploring further in psychology?”

     

    This project is for those of you who like to make original analyses and conclusions about topics in psychology, but have not really had the opportunity to share your thoughts yet. This project is completely in your hands and can look further into an already-studied topic of psychology or a topic that we have not yet studied. The idea is to share these thoughts with the class, in a roughly 7 minute TED TALK-styled presentation.

     

     

    Psychology Course/Purpose: Psychology is defined as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. In a high school psychology course, students are introduced to the scientific method and the core ideas and theories of psychology. As a result, students gain an understanding of the complexities and diversity of human thought and behavior.

     

    Goals:

    • Deeper content knowledge of Psychology
    • Presentation of original ideas

     

    Assessment Grade for the 4th Quarter: 25 Points

     

    Criteria for Success:

    1. Decide upon which topic of psychology you’re interested in pursuing.
    2. Write and Submit a Transcript/Outline of your TED TALK (see requirements below) [8 points]
    3. Verbally present your TED TALK to the class. See below for requirements. [10 points]
    4. Visually present your content to the class. [5 points]
    5. Complete the Self-Assessment. [2 points]

     

    Transcript/Outline Requirements: Your paper (one for the group, if applicable) should include the following information. This paper is roughly 2-3 pages, total. [8 points]

    ___1. Rough Outline of time and focus for each chapter/content chunk. You may bullet point and elaborate on any and/or all of these chapters.

    ___2. Content: (This may be within the outline above)

    • State the topic that you’re discussing and what unit (if applicable) we encountered this material
    • State why you chose this topic
    • Provide any background information (vocabulary, etc.) that is necessary to follow your presentation
    • State what previous research exists on this topic (at least 1 previous researcher) and what they’ve concluded
    • Provide your original analyses and conclusions about this topic. Include why these are original ideas, and any implications for use of these analyses/conclusions in the field of psychology.

    ___3. Visuals: (This may be within the outline above) State what visuals you chose and why you chose to include these in your presentation. State how these visuals will enhance our ability to understand your presentation.

    Present Your TED TALK to the Class Requirements: [10 points]

    **Each group member must participate in the presentation. **Any members of the group that do not participate in the presentation will not have an opportunity to earn points for this portion of their assessment, except excused by a doctor’s note. Field trips are not a doctor’s note. **Any late presentations will be reduced by 20%.

    ___1. Your presentation should:

    • Be about 7-10 minutes in length
    • State the topic that you’re discussing and what unit (if applicable) we encountered this material
    • State why you chose this topic
    • Provide any background information (vocabulary, etc.) that is necessary to follow your presentation
    • State what previous research exists on this topic (at least 1 previous researcher) and what they’ve concluded
    • Provide your original analyses and conclusions about this topic. Include why these are original ideas, and any implications for use of these analyses/conclusions in the field of psychology.
    • Include visuals that enhance the audience’s ability to understand your presentation
    • Include an ability to answer questions about your topic

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Psychology:

    Final Project Self-Assessment

     

    Written Portions of the Project (Based off of LE 1 & LE 3)

     

    4: Advanced

    3: Proficient

    2: Needs Improvement

    1: Insufficient

    Content

    Are my ideas, examples, and details clear, and do they capture the reader’s attention?

     

    This piece is clear, focused, and holds the reader’s attention. Relevant examples and details enrich the central idea, and showcase the writer’s knowledge of the subject.

    The writer has sufficiently defined the topic and supports it with details or examples. The reader has a good understanding of the writer’s intent.

    The writer has defined the topic in a way that shows inconsistencies. Some arguments are weak, illogical, or unconvincing.

     

    The piece lacks a sense of clear purpose or central theme. To extract meaning from the text, the reader must make inferences based on sketchy or missing details.

     

    Makes inferences, identifies patterns, and draws conclusions

     

     

    Makes perceptive inferences, identifies complex patterns, and draws insightful conclusions.

    Makes appropriate inferences, identifies patterns, and draws reasonable conclusions.

    Makes few appropriate inferences, identifies only basic patterns, and/or draws weak conclusions.

    Makes few or no inferences, can not identify patterns or draw conclusions.

     

    Presentation (Based off of LE 2: Communicate and Listen Effectively)

    Effectively delivers a presentation

    Uses effective skills to hold audience attention. Speaks with fluidity, clarity, and emphasis, using appropriate volume, pronunciation, enunciation, inflection and tone

    Articulates Research   topic well.

    Uses skills to hold audience attention. Speaks with clarity, using appropriate volume, pronunciation, enunciation, inflection, and tone.

    Articulates Research topic appropriately.

    Limited use of skills to hold audience attention. Volume, pronunciation, enunciation, inflection, and tone vary in quality.

    Articulates Research   topic ineffectively

    Little use of skills to hold audience attention. Volume, pronunciation, enunciation, inflection, and tone are flat and or ineffective in getting listener’s attention. Does not articulate Research topic

     

    Effectively demonstrates content of presentation

    Demonstrates full knowledge of topic and answers all questions with developed explanations; information is presented in an effective and coherent manner.

    Demonstrates knowledge of topic and responds to questions; information is presented in a coherent manner.

    Demonstrates limited knowledge of topic; presentation of information needs better organization.

    Demonstrates insufficient knowledge of topic; presentation of information lacks organization.

     

    Individual Self-Assessment:

    If I could give MYSELF a final grade for this project, it would be_____(number 1-25) because…(Remember, I should take into consideration the research, meeting deadlines, our presentation, and completion of the Self-Assessment)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Psychology

    Final Project: TED Talk Option

    Grading Rubric

     

     

    Criteria for Success

    Points

    Comments

    Transcript Component:

    a.     Topic & Connection to Material

     

    b.     Why pursue?

     

     

    c.     Background Information/Vocab

     

     

    d.     Previous Research Conclusions

     

     

    e.     Original Analyses & Implications for Psychology

     

    f.      Use of Visuals

     

    a.                                           /.5

     

     

    b.                                           /.5

     

     

    c.                                              /1

     

     

     

    d.                                              /1

     

     

     

    e.                                                /4

     

     

     

    f.                                                /1

     

    /8 Total

     

    Presentation Component:

    a.     7-10 minutes in length

     

    b.     Topic & Connection to Material

     

    c.     Why pursue?

     

     

    d.     Background Info/Vocab

     

     

    e.     Previous Research/Conclusion

     

    f.      Original Analyses & Implications for Psychology

    g.     Use of Visuals for Comprehension

     

    h.     Can Answer Qs About Topic

     

    a.                                              /1

     

    b.                                              /.5

     

     

    c.                                              /1

     

     

    d.                                               /2

     

     

    e.                                              /1

     

     

    f.                                                /3

     

     

    g.                                              /1

     

     

    h.                                              /.5

     

    /10 Total

     

     

               

    Criteria for Success

    Points

    Comments

    Visual Presentation Component:

     

    a.     Visible to Audience & Clear

     

     

    b.     Informative/Complementary to Verbal Presentation

     

     

    c.     Varied Images

     

     

     

    a.                                                /2

     

     

    b.                                                /2

     

     

     

    c.                                                /1

     

    /5 Total

     

                                                                           

                                                                                                       /2 Self Assessment

     

                                                                                                       /25 Total

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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