Project

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A project is opportunity to share valuescience with an audience you think will appreciate and benefit from it. We publish projects with attribution on an open course website.

Purposes

  • Demonstrate competence to communicate benefits of valuescience.
  • Disseminate valuescience.

Critieria

  • Deliver proposal, draft(s), and final project on or before due dates.
  • Embody key elements of valuescience argument: define science, value, valuescience; why value important; why sound means to discern value important; why valuescience is such.
  • Apply valuescience to specific issue(s) using example(s) drawn from project author's or authors' lives.
  • Describe how project author(s) or others likely to be viewed as "social proof" by target audience benefitted by practicing valuescience: changes in ideas; changes in action.
  • Tailor to audience: in clear, engaging, persuasive way describe key characteristics (e.g., size, age, relation to project creators, education, socioeconomic status, etc.) as appropriate; describe choice of medium and format in general terms (e.g., 3-minute video dramatization; 5-minute poster presentation; three-fold brochure).
  • Elicit evidence of learning by audience: understanding (evidence); action (evidence).
  • Create media reusable by authors or others (state how).

Grading

A project grade comprises 25% of your course grade (20% if you're enrolled in practicum). We grade your project on the following, weighted as indicated:

  • Evidence of effort commensurate with SU guidelines for academic credit. Project is 25% of three units; 20% of four units; each unit nominally entails 20 hours of preparation outside class. This amounts to 15-16 hours of work. Begin soon and spread this over several weeks. (0-20%)
  • Degree to which you meet standards enumerated above at "Criteria." (80-100%)

Sample Video
Sample Brochure