As students undertake an activity, the educator leads them through the five-step model of effective reasoning to improve lucidity and logical development of thought. Each step can be conducted individually, in small groups, or in whole-group instruction.
Research on developing effective reasoning strategies has supported a scientific method approach that includes five steps: exploring the challenge, whether it is a question, problem, issue, or theory; formulating a hypothesis, a potential answer, solution, position, or claim; researching and testing the hypothesis and gathering evidence for or against it; evaluating the evidence and summarizing the results; and presenting and reviewing the outcomes and the reasoning process to improve the results of tackling the next challenge.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1, 3, and 4 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
(200-word limit for each response)
Please submit work examples from two students (such as links to writing, audio, images, video, or other products) that demonstrate progress toward the effective reasoning competency, including such items as examples of writing goals and strategies charts, multiple drafts of work, critiques and reflections on the writing, or other relevant items.
For the two students whose work examples were included above, submit student-created reflections on their experience of the effective reasoning activities. Use the following questions as a guide (200-word limit for each reflection):
Provide a reflection on what you learned, using the following questions as a guide (200-word limit):
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)