Reflection: Student Self-Assessment Darwin @ the Comics! (#3 of 3) - Section 4: Closure: What did we learn? Where do we go from here?


In one period, students summed up the class perspectives as prompted by the Darwin Comic Pre-Assessment Gallery Walk (exit ticket):

Pro-Darwin views: 16%

Neutral views: 16%

Con-Darwin views: 67%

One student noted the following trend: "Most of them are conning Darwin. Many of them are directly at Darwin and they are mostly colored." A second student observed "I choose evolution. To me, it makes more sense. In both, something is created or evolved from nothing."

When asked what their opinion is regarding the format of the assignment, this student noted "I like these kind of assessments because we have more time to finish it (as opposed to a standard scantron or multiple choice pre-test) and I think using creativity in the science is good. It makes work less boring." 

  "In their words and through their eyes."
  Student Self-Assessment: "In their words and through their eyes."
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Darwin @ the Comics! (#3 of 3)

Unit 6: 6) Exploring Change ("The Theory of Natural Selection")
Lesson 3 of 15

Objective: 1. Students will creatively express (communicate) their understanding (pre-assessment) of Charles Darwin and his theory. 2. Students will understand the various opinions of students regarding The Theory of Natural Selection (aka “evolution”) and suggest reasons for these different points-of-view.

Big Idea: Charles Darwin and his Theory are interpreted in widely different ways by equally different people. Comics can be used to convey these ideas in graphical ways.

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Science, natural selection (Evolution), Performance Assessment, Differentiated Instruction
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