For the oral component, students are required (in small groups) to make a short presentation of approximately 20 minutes to their class. The presentation should form a response to a set question on a given week’s topic, and lead the class discussion for that week.
The presentation is not required to be formal in nature. Rather, students are encouraged to engage in more informal modes of communication to convey their answer to the question at hand and stimulate class discussion. These include (but are not limited to): role plays, simulations, staged dialogues/interviews, games, personal narratives, and other interactive activities.
- you will need to undertake preparation as a group in order to successfully complete the task; ‘demonstrated teamwork’ is one of the criteria assessed
- you are encouraged to engage in research beyond the required readings, to more adequately develop your response
- you are welcome to introduce new ideas, authors, perspectives and events to the discussion from those covered in the weekly readings.
Students will be assessed in terms of: i) critical engagement with the required reading/s; ii) ability to explain and communicate key concepts and themes from the reading/s; and iii) demonstrated teamwork. All members of the group will be awarded the same mark, unless the workshop tutor deems it necessary to award individual marks due to the uneven contribution of team members.
Tutors will assess students’ fulfilment of the criteria in class and provide feedback to each group in the workshop following their presentation Are there some public services that should not be in private handsn Develop a framework or a set of principles for determining which (if any) core social services should be run by the state.