Now that we’re reaching the end of your first course, your minds should start to focus on your assessment. Don’t worry, we’ll have a session solely devoted to reviewing the key arguments of the course and talking about assessment in detail during the last week of teaching!
In the meantime, however, you can start thinking about which blog posts you’d like to submit for assessment. To understand the criteria we use for assessment, check out the student handbook for details–it’s on the Hub. For your blogs, we want you to select 5-7 posts that you think are your strongest pieces of work. For example, think about selecting those posts that:
–capture your ideas/struggles/dilemmas with a problem we’ve been discussing
–highlight interesting ways of looking at justice
–reflect how you’ve tried to apply theory to your particular practice/activism
–disagree with how an author has framed an issue
Please don’t feel limited to the above–I’m just giving you an idea of what we’re looking for from you.
There are still a few of you who haven’t blogged too much yet. Not to worry, you have more than enough time to write your selected number of blog posts–I would just warn you that blogging weekly is a much safer bet in terms of your assessment as you’ll have a range of posts from which to choose your strongest contributions. It’s, of course, entirely up to you whether you blog weekly or if you choose to write in a blind panic at the end of the course. I think you’ll know what Callum and I would like for you to do!
Musical interlude: Christian McBride: ‘The Movement Revisted’