Suppose a person had an accident that severed a small nerve required to move some of the fingers of the right hand. Would you also expect an effect on sensation from those fingers?
Describe – Analyze – Reflect (DAR) You will be required to complete 6 DAR reflective assignments throughout the course of the semester. This is a reflective reading/writing strategy used to help you critically think about the information and knowledge you’ve acquired about the unit. Describe – Describe what information you’ve read in the assigned reading and heard in your lecture about this unit. This section shouldn’t simply summarize the information, but also demonstrate your knowledge of the authors’ intent, inferences and believed implications of information presented. Some questions that may help prompt you are: What is the main idea of the required reading/classroom materials What claims are being made What correlations or connections to other ideas are being made Is this writer biased How so Is the information presented from a particular worldview or ideology Analyze – Analyze what the significance is of this information to you and your life. What is the significance to education This section should have you critically thinking about the information presented and also reflecting on how reading or hearing this information makes you feel about yourself, the world around you and the education system. Some questions that may help prompt you are: Do I agree with the information Why or why not (Think about your social identity, your world view, your life experiences, your ideology) How does this make me feel about the world (or the state, the nation, humanity, etc.) How does this make me feel about myself How does this make you feel about the education system How does this apply to the lives/work and success of all stakeholders in education (students, parents, teachers, administration, society, economy, etc.) Does this challenge or confirm any thoughts I had before Why might my thoughts be the same or different from the writer Reflect – Reflect on how you will use this information and the reflection process in the first two sections in your work at your internship. What concrete and tangible things will you do based upon the information you’ve received through the reading or discovered through the reflection. Some questions that may help prompt you are: Does this information or process help me see myself (my morals, my ideology, my perceptions, my biases) in a different light Does this information or process help me to see the population or persons I serve in a different light What can I do to change any biases or stereotypes I have What will I do to make a change regarding this social justice issue and how it affects the population I work with What a changes will I make in personal life after receiving this information or going through this reflective process. This essay should be a word document, no more than 2 pages, no requirement on spacing, 1 inch or default margins and submitted through blackboard. Although, this serves as a personal reflection, your writing should be organized, clear and concise and demonstrate knowledge of the respective concepts and theories.