Individual Reflection Rubric (Cycle A Jigsaw)
Goal: To demonstrate your individual growth in ESS knowledge, systems thinking, ESS classroom applications, and the cooperative learning process.
The Role of Individual Reflection
Think of your reflections as a demonstration of your knowledge construction--a window into what you are learning. But equally important, think of this space as an archive of how you are learning --since the course design is a model of constructivist learning.
At the Beginning of a Module
Submit your initial thoughts, understandings, or questions before doing anything else. At the beginning of the course, your reflection will focus on what you think, “I think that the following is how the hydrosphere is affected by a volcano….” and what you want to know, “How is the fallout affected by the heat released in a volcano?” Write about the reasons for your questions and theories, as well as how strongly you feel about them.
You may make submissions at any time to capture the story of your knowledge building. Use these reflection assignments to clearly show your growth over the time of the course.
At the End of a Module
At the end of the module, your reflections might read, “What I didn’t realize….” And “I figured out….When James made that entry about the remote sensing data that…”
At the End of the Course
At the end of the course, you will be asked to formally reflect on what you have learned about Earth System Science and how to learn it.
In addition to your team products that are co-developed and judged for accuracy and thoroughness against a standard, your individual reflections will be assessed in terms of your personal growth in knowledge, skills, and the thoroughness of your reflection on when, how, and why that growth occurs. For more, see Jigsaw Assessment.
Personal Understanding: How do you explain this to yourself, "I think..."
|A summary of your personal understanding and a list of questions that you have or things that you still don't understand or can't explain.|| A summary statement of what you think, and some follow up questions|| A description of ideas you have.||A list of some ideas related to the topic.|
Explain your rating with specific references to your work as evidence.
Supported by reasons, "Because..."
| You describe your reasoning including logical explanations (inductive or deductive) about how and why things happen in the Earth's System. ||You support your understanding with logical reasons.|| You describe where your understanding came from and why you believe it to be accurate or not. ||You give some reasons for your understanding. || Explain your rating with specific references to your work as evidence. |
Source: Uses what you currently know, "These reasons come from..."
|You support your explanations and reasons with multiple sources that can be verified and with specific examples from experience.||You cite sources or experiences for your key ideas.||You support your explanations with examples.||You cite some sources for your understanding.||Explain your rating with specific references to your work as evidence.|