Discussion1-213 - Rules of Engagement •  Lon before 6:30. You can start at 6:00 pm. •  Turn off cameras, drawing

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Unformatted text preview: 10/20/11 Rules of Engagement •  Lon before 6:30. You can start at 6:00 pm. •  Turn off cameras, drawing icon, and microphone for the lecture part. •  Chat will be turned off between students. Student will only be allowed to contact moderators no one else will see them •  Read syllabus carefully. Answers to most quesFon can be found there •  Use smiley face buHon under the parFcipate secFon or the green buHon to indicate presence when asked. •  Used raised hand to ask quesFon during class •  Use smile or frown, up or down thumb, green or red check to indicate understanding when you are ask a quesFon. For Late Registrants •  Built into the course is the ability to miss one lecture and one discussion secFon. •  Therefore if you missed one of either one or both you grade sFll will not be penalized. •  Remember if you were late and missed one or both parts you have used your misses for the semester. Schedule for tonight IntroducFon to the discussion 20 min Breakout into discussion groups 30 min Break 10 SummarizaFon of discussion 20 ­30 min Purpose of Lecture 1 Science, Worldviews and CriFcal Thinking •  Learn what science really is •  Develop an understanding of why people can look at the same set of facts and get many different answers •  How to have effecFve communicaFon among persons with differing views. 1 10/20/11 Worldviews and Values A Person’s Worldview •  Worldviews are basic beliefs that are used to make sense of the world around us. •  Adopting a worldview is not usually a rational process but it can strongly influence our behavior. If you are: When talking Close minded with someone Uncaring AVtude Will not effect Arrogance change 8 Discussion Groups Scary Other Person’s Worldview If you are: Open minded Empathy Humility Your Worldview Open minded Empathy Humility Rules for the Discussion •  Chat and microphone can be used. •  You are required to make a least a few chat remarks. •  If you use the microphone remember to give it up aZer you have made a statement. •  Do not use the mic for more that 2 min at at Fme. •  Make sure everyone has a chance to use the mic if they want. •  The class will be randomly divided into groups of 6 people •  The Discussion will be 30 min. •  Each person will be required to submit a 2 ­3 sentence summary on compass. •  A recorder will be selected and will submit a 2 page summary of the discussion •  The recorder will be based alphabeFcally on the last names of the group members and run concurrent for all discussions. Rules for the Discussion •  Be civil and respec\ul •  Keep the discussion on a logical basis and do not resort to emoFonal tacFcs •  Remember Inclusive Illinois, one campus, many voices, is the University’s commitment to culFvaFng a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Through educaFon, engagement, and excellence, each voice creates the Inclusive Illinois Experience. 2 10/20/11 PotenFal topics What type of science do people distrust. Do all University students trust in science Do all science majors at the university trust science What are some areas that you may distrust science What are some areas you friends an/or relaFves distrust science •  Can scienFfic trust be earned or is it faith based? •  How would you defend science to someone who does not trust it. •  Can you? Should you? •  •  •  •  •  Dr. Carl Sagan s Baloney Detection Kit Determining Agendas Dr. Carl Sagan s Baloney Detection Kit •  Are the arguments balanced and logical? Have proponents of a particular position considered alternate points of view or only selected supportive evidence for their particular beliefs. •  What do you know about the sources of funding for a particular position? Are they financed by groups with partisan goals? •  Where was evidence for competing theories published? Has it undergone impartial peer review or is it only in proprietary publication? •  How reliable are the sources of the claim? Is there a reason to believe that they might have an agenda to pursue in this case? •  Have the claims been verified by other sources? What data are presented in support of this opinion? •  What position does the majority of the scientific community hold in this issue? •  How does this claim fit with what we know about how the world works? It this a reasonable assertion or does it contradict established theories? 15 16 17 18 3 10/20/11 19 20 22 4 ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course CPSC 213 taught by Professor Dr.a.laneraybur during the Spring '11 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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