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Asian Society and Economics

Unit 4: Self-Directed Project

Unsatisfactory Needs Improvement Satisfactory Excellent


The e-portfolio does not The purpose and description of the Students clearly describe the project Students clearly describe the project
contain any research project are present, but it is not and the purpose, and have included and the purpose, and have
questions. clear to the reader what the clear research questions and included clear research questions
Topic
student was planning to learn learning goals but they are still and learning goals that are
Proposal about (no plan of action) simple and could be more complex. reasonably challenging and
Plan of action is not detailed. inspires learning. The plan of
(10%) action is detailed.

The students mind-maps do It is not clear from the students The students mind-maps The students mind-maps clearly
not demonstrate a growth in mind-maps that they experienced a demonstrate significant growth in demonstrate a substantial growth
knowledge OR are not significant growth in knowledge. knowledge, but may have benefitted in knowledge.
Documentat
present in the e-portfolio. The student should have done an from one additional mind-map. The students work log shows
ion of The students work log shows additional mind-map. The students work log shows significant contribution.
Learning minimal contribution. The students work log shows some sufficient contribution. The students learning record form
Process The students learning record contribution but not significant. The students learning record form shows a substantial growth in
form demonstrates minimal The students learning record form shows significant growth in knowledge as well as thoughtful
learning and does not use shows some learning took place but knowledge, but would benefit from questions that drive the learning
(40%)
questions effectively OR is does not use effective questions. including more questions. process.
not present in the e-portfolio. The learning documents are uploaded The learning process is presented and The learning process is clearly
to the e-portfolio but they are not explained in the students e- presented and explained in the
explained. portfolio. students e-portfolio.

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The final product has no connection The final product does not clearly The final product mostly The final product clearly
to the students learning goals or demonstrate that the student has demonstrates what the student demonstrates what the student
learning process. learned. has learned. has learned.
Final
The final product does not answer The final product does not clearly The final product answers the The final product clearly answers
Product the research question. answer the research question OR research question with some the research question.
The final product cannot present the research question are not minor problems. The final product clearly shows
(25%) itself. provided. The final product shows some growth over time.
It is not possible to understand what The final product does not evidence of growth over time. The final product is self-explanatory
the student learned. There is no effectively show growth over time, The final product is mostly self- (can explain itself without you
attention to professionalism and no but some of the learning explanatory. there).
evidence of planning. documentation does. The format chosen is mostly The format chosen is an effective
The student does not credit sources The final product is difficult to effective in showing what the way to show what the student has
of information and parts of the understand without explanation. student has learned. The learned. The product is thoughtful,
project are plagiarized. It is difficult to understand what the product is thoughtful and professional and creative.
student has learned. There is little professional. The student gives credit to sources
thought or attention to The student gives some credit to of information
professionalism. sources of information.
The student does not credit sources
of information.
The final reflection is not three The final reflection is at least three The final reflection is at least The final reflection is at least three
paragraphs OR does not show paragraphs and contains some three paragraphs and contains paragraphs and contains a
satisfactory effort. details. It is mostly descriptive details and explanations, but substantial amount of detail,
Reflection
The final reflection makes no attempt and includes few explanations and little evidence of analysis. explanation and analysis.
to show evidence of metacognition. no analysis. The final reflection incorporates The final reflection incorporates
(25%) The evidence does not identify areas The final reflection attempts to show ideas which show that the ideas which clearly demonstrate
of weakness or make any evidence of metacognition, but it student has some the students understanding of
suggestions for ways to improve in is clear the student does not yet understanding of metacognition.
the future. understand the concept. metacognition. The reflection clearly identifies that
The student simply describes what The reflection does not attempt to The reflection provides some the student is learning from
they did during the project. The identify ways that the student can evidence that the student can mistakes, and provides ideas that
questions posed by the teacher are improve in the future. identify areas for improvement will help to improve their learning
mostly ignored, and the student The student makes a small effort to that will benefit them in the process in the future.
does not add any of their own address some of the questions future. The student addresses the
ideas. posed by the teacher. The student The student addresses the questions posed by the teacher,
does not add any of their own questions posed by the but also incorporates additional
ideas. teacher, but does not ideas to make the reflection
incorporate their own ideas to unique to their learning
add to the reflection. experience.
Asian Society and Economics
Unit 4: Self-Directed Project

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