Discussion Question Elder

COU 510 Week Eight Small Group Discussion Rubric Small group discussions in this course allow you to develop deeper connections with a smaller segment of the class. These small group discussions are an opportunity for you to create a sense of community within the course. They are also a great opportunity to get to know your peers and make professional connections. Your active participation in these small group discussion forums is essential to your overall success this term. Discussions will utilize video within the YouSeeU tools, which gives you practical experience interacting in a face-to-face manner with the benefit of an asynchronous environment. Discussion questions are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your openness to new ideas and to practice how to respond when you do not agree. It is important for counselors to develop this nonjudgmental disposition and to build a culture that appreciates dif ferences. Prompt: After readings this week’s assigned readings, pick one of the following topics and research the topic using the Shapiro Library. Consider the following question: As a counselor in training, how you would assist an individual during their elderhood? Use a lifespan theory to hel p explain your response. Post one scholarly resource with your initial post. Use the Shapiro Library research guide to assist in your research.

 End-of-Life Planning

 Psychosocial Crisis

 Emotional Impact of Aging While responding to your peers, provide additional suggestions on how to assist someone within their elderhood stage of life. Requirements for Small Group Discussion Board Assignments Students are required to post one initial video and to follow up with at least two written responses for each discussion. For your initial video (1), you must do the following:

 Compose a substantive video response.

 Complete the initial video by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.  Take into consideration material such as course content and other discussion forums from the current week and previous weeks, when appropriate.

 Reference scholarly or peer-reviewed sources to support your discussion points, as appropriate (using proper citation methods for your discipline, referencing authors as you create your video. For example, Smith found that X influenced Y.).

For your written responses (2), you must do the following:

 Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial video.

 Reply to the instructor and/or classmates who respond to your initial video.

 Complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.  Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each discussion prompt.

Rubric Instructor Feedback: This activity uses a YouSeeU rubric. Students can view instructor feedback in YouSeeU by clicking on the activity link.

Critical Elements Exemplary Proficient Needs Improvement Not Evident Value

Comprehension Develops an initial video with an organized, clear point of

view or idea using rich and significant detail that demonstrates knowledge and

application of content (100%)

Develops an initial video with a point of view or idea using

appropriate detail (90%)

Develops an initial video with a point of view or idea but with

some gaps in organization and detail (70%)

Does not develop an initial video with an organized point

of view or idea (0%)

20

Timeliness Submits initial video on time (100%)

Submits initial video one day late (70%)

Submits initial video two or more days late (0%)

10

Engagement Provides relevant and meaningful responses with

clarifying explanation and detail that significantly contribute to the discussion (100%)

Provides relevant responses with some explanation and

detail (90%)

Provides somewhat relevant responses with some

explanation and detail (70%)

Provides responses that are generic with little explanation

or detail (0%)

20

Critical Thinking Draws insightful conclusions

from assessed information that are thoroughly defended with evidence and examples (100%)

Draws informed conclusions

that are justified with evidence (90%)

Draws logical conclusions

(70%)

Does not draw logical

conclusions (0%)

20

Disposition Demonstrates an ability to be

highly diplomatic and foster an ideal disposition that is open to new ideas and perspectives

(100%)

Responses demonstrate an

openness to ideas and experiences and are nonjudgmental (90%)

Responses somewhat

demonstrate an openness to ideas and experiences and are mostly nonjudgmental

(70%)

Responses do not demonstrate

an openness to ideas and experiences and/or are judgmental (0%)

10

Writing (Mechanics) Initial video response and

written responses are easily understood, clear, and concise using proper APA citation

methods where applicable with no errors in citations (100%)

Initial video response and

written responses are easily understood using proper citation methods where

applicable with few errors in citations (90%)

Initial video response and

written responses are understandable using proper citation methods where

applicable with a number of errors in citations (70%)

Initial video response and

written responses are not understandable and do not use proper citation methods where

applicable (0%)

20

Total 100%