Discussion/ Danger of Single Story
The purpose of this assignment is to allow students to examine how bias and stereotypes influence our perception of others and reflect on how to become more aware of those biases. It is through awareness that we can make a change and become more interculturally flexible.
Step 1: Watch and take notes on the TedTalk, Danger of a Single Story
( https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story ), by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Step 2 : In a 200-300 word post, share an example from your own experience where you were judged by a single story. Next, share an example from your experience where you judged someone else using a single story. Finally, share two suggestions on how we can become more aware of our biases and single-story judgments in order to change them.
Step 3 : Read at least 5 of your colleagues’ initial responses. Choose two to comment to. Each comment should be at least 100 words in length and add to the conversation (reflect on their experience, add your own examples, respectfully debate what is said, etc.) Often a student will choose to comment on a response that was most helpful to them in understanding the course material better or one that they found interesting or intriguing.
Please note: You must first post your own original initial response (at least 200 words in length) before viewing the initial responses of your classmates. Do not post a blank response first and then view the responses of your classmates as doing so will compromise the originality of your own response and result in points being deducted from your score on the assignment or a grade of “0” (zero).
· 10 pts – Complete initial response – Initial response demonstrates analysis (see Analyzing versus Summarizing in Modules.) Initial response is fully developed addressing the question with adequate examples from the assigned reading and thoughtful explanation of why or how. A complete initial response is a minimum of 200 words in length.
· 10 pts – Two comments to colleagues – Often a student will choose to comment on a response that was most helpful in understanding the course material better or one that is particularly interesting or intriguing. Each comment to a colleague adequately explains why you found your colleague’s response helpful, interesting or intriguing and be at least 100 words in length.
· 5 pts – Appropriate integration of course concepts and terms – Initial response appropriately integrates course terminology and concepts from class materials.
· 5 pts – Organization, evidence of proofreading, spelling checked and proper capitalization – Posts are carefully proofread,