The Unit of Study for The 10pm Question will be partially student led. You will work in your study groups and will organise your own Unit outline based on the tasks presented above.
It is important that you learn about the novel and the issues surrounding it through your most suited learning method. Are you best suited to learning visually, by listening and speaking, or reading and writing or a combination of the two? You will either select at least two tasks to be completed as in individual on behalf of your group or you will work as a group to complete six to eight of the above tasks.
By the end of Week 4, your group with present a project based on the novel. This will include work completed by each member of the class and may involve a presentation in Week 4.
You should work to your strengths by selecting tasks you are good at and also work as a team to design a final product.
There will be a points system whereby each task completed is worth 5 points and the criteria are listed below:
creativity and ideas –how interesting, unique and thoughtful was you planning?
application- how well did you execute your creation of the product?
Product-how did it all turn out?
There will be a winning team and prizes for the best ‘project’. Please present this in an interesting way but, apart from that, anyway you like!
Planning and Reflection
Before you start, is expected that you will spend at least one lesson planning with your group. Discuss the following:
What type of learning suits me best?
Which of the tasks would I like to complete?
How does this fit with the rest of my group?
How will we work? As a group or as individuals or a combination of the two?
As you progress, at the end of every lesson we will have reflection time. During this time you will discuss with your group the following:
What is working well?
What isn’t going as planned?
What do we need to do to overcome difficulties faced?