Practice using the 8 Block. What you are going to do here is get some practice using 8 Blocks. First analyze one of the three presentation from this morning. Fill in an 8 Block Worksheet (attached below) keeping several questions in mind. What parts of the 8 Block model did you find in the presentation? What weren't you sure of? For example, some faculty may have included mention of a problem statement written by a community partner and presented on letterhead to the students. Another person may allude to written material from the partner or maybe just a description written by the faculty member herself. Maybe there is no written guidance for the students at all. Keep in mind that there are some really experienced service learning types doing these presentations and they may have never seen the particular model you are working with, so go easy on them.
After you have completed this for one of the morning presentations start analyzing your own activity/course from the viewpoint of th 8 Block Model. If you are just getting started at with service learning there may be several holes, but don't get discouraged if there are. There is plenty of time between now and Tuesday to think about how you are going to address any gaps and we all are here to help you.
In any case, upload both 8 Blocks to this discussion thread along with any questions, concerns, thoughts or inspirations that occur to you. Good questions from you lead to useful discussions.
Attachments:8 Block Worksheet (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 11kB Feb3 10)
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