Assessment Criteria

This is a research piece of work – students can work in pairs/teams to investigate an area. Findings and information will be presented in the ITGS wikispaces site. Links and references are essential – get these sorted in your delicious account! Use appropriate tags (ITGS eWaste).

Please use this proforma and add your marks and return hard copy to Mrs Brookes for verification.


Effort (7 marks)

Some students will make a significant contribution to the wiki at a number of levels. Some contributions will be technical such as editing, adding images and enhancing the presentation and applying technical skills specific to this site. Some students may only dip in now and again and although the contributions may be significant in terms of evaluation or synthesis, they also need to contribute to this online community! All contributions need to be acknowledged. Therefore we need a grade for "contributions to making this into a living and vibrant community!" Peer review is also important.

Comments

Please add comments when you update the page under 'a note about this edit for the history page log'. Comments may short but show why you have changed the page: adding more content (page not complete), presentation changes (headings, fonts changes, adding links), re-organising information, re-drafting in own words.

Ability to use Wikispaces: add links, post comments, use discussion, table of contents
3 – all of these and more
2 – reasonable
1 – limited/basic
0 – assistance required

Contributions to coherence
2 – evidence of editing including spellings and grammar
1 – some attempts

Contributions to the success of the project
2 – you are able to work in a team to complete the team task(s) on time, you work well with team member and you value/encourage contributions from team, you regularly visited the site!
1 – you have completed your part of the work but needed to work more with team members
0 – you have not attempted to completed your part of the work or not worked with team members


Stage 1: Knowledge and Understanding of Issue (4 marks)


At the beginning you will be contributing information, facts and examples to explain their issue (knowledge and understanding: describing and explaining). You must create a page, link this page to the navigation bar and add delicious links. Then in own words, you must write up your evidence in your own words and remember to add the link to the site that you have used in an appropriate place. You should have at least 4 sources each and be able to explain the issue on a GLOBAL level - not just limit to one country. At the end of this stage both of you should have your work in the same page.

4 - Your team has explained the issue using at least 4 sources from a variety of perspectives to show a GLOBAL awareness AND as a team member, you have added to the explanation/description of the issue and used at least 2 sources.

3 - Your team has explained the issue using at least 4 sources AND as a team member you have added to the explanation/description of the issue and used at least 2 sources.

2 - As a team member you have added to the explanation/description of the issue and used at least 2 sources.

1 - As a team member you have made an attempt to contribute to the explanation of the issue.

Stage 2a: Analysis of Issue (2 marks)

You will read the page and will then edit and group/contrast ideas (analysis). This means that the issue is at best described but hopefully explained on a GLOBAL level. By now, the words should be your own - not a copy from the website - although all ideas and evidence used must be referenced/cited. We will/may use the turnitin to help you - this will show you which extracts are directly copied from sources and which are your own interpretation of the source. Therefore you will turn the source's words into your own words by adding/replacing with commentary leading to an interpretation of the evidence, and grouping/contrasting of ideas. This analysis should be entered into the eWaste - Analysis of Issues page (and have links back to the page)

2 - You made an excellent effort to contribute to this stage. You were able to use turnitin and used the report to ensure that the majority of the evidence you provided was cited or paraphrased.

1 - You made a reasonable effort to contribute to this stage. You used turnitin and made a good attempt to cite or paraphrase the evidence.

Stage 2b (3 marks)


3 - The team was able to summarise the issue and address all the key points/questions listed based on the evidence presented. You have used bullet points and the issue is clear and easy to understand. As a team member, you may have added more information that is also relevant. As a team member, your contribution was significant.

2 - The team was able to summarise the issue and address all the key points/questions listed based on the evidence presented. You were able to make contributions.

1 - The team was able to address the issue and list key points based on the evidence researched. You were able to make contributions.

Stage 3: Overall Evaluation and Synthesis (4 marks)


Students will then read all the other issues in this Summary of Issues page and possibly the main evidence that was offered. Students make may links between the issues by grouping and contrasting ideas (interpretation/analysis); offer more facts/information/examples from evidence pages and possible from own knowledge (application/understanding); evaluate the issues (evaluation) and some may combine or extend some of the ideas to make a new point/idea or project where this aspect of this issue is heading (synthesis). This is not done in teams – but on own.

4 - Synthesis, evaluation and analysis evident. Additional information included. An attempt at a GLOBAL perspective.

3 - Evaluation and analysis evident. Additional information included.

2 - Analysis evident. Some attempt at evaluation.

1 - An attempt and evaluation and/or analysis.