Summary: In this assignment, you will draw visual representations of class discussions.
Due: 8:00 a.m., Thursday, 14 October 2010
Observe a class discussion and prepare a diagram that represents the first forty utterences from your assigned class discussion (see below for assignments of students to discussions). The diagram should represent the flow and relationship of ideas in the discussion.
Your diagram should have the following characteristics:
bubblefor each non-trivial utterence. That bubble should document the key point of the utterence and the type of utterence. (question, fact, expansion of prior idea, etc.) You should represent the point textually. It is up to you how you represent the type of utterence; you might use shape, color, text, or something else.
On your assigned day, you will act as an observer, rather than as a participant, in discussion. Your goals as observer will be to listen carefully to the discussion, to record the key points of the discussion, and to gather any other information you need to draw the diagram described above.
Turning It In:
Please turn in your diagram on the class day that immediately follows the discussion.
Each student should draw his or her own diagram. You may not consult with your colleagues about the content of the discussion or about design decisions in the diagram.
In class on Tuesday, 26 October 2010, we will post the diagrams on the wall, examine them, and discuss any implications we see in them.
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