"Elements of Culture"

Assessments & Team Activities

Practice Research

Practice Instructions Project

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Assessments & Team Activities

Team Readiness Assessments (TRAs) are given at the start of each two week unit to assess student comprehension of key concepts, in order to prepare the way for team Application Exercises. The Application Exercises (ApExs) for each unit guide students in reading three historical records of Asian practice, in order to prepare for the End-of-Unit Challenge. The End-of-Unit Challenge requires using information gathered from the Asian sources to offer advice as part of a hypothetical contemporary scenario.

NOTE: each TRA takes place before introductory materials are discussed in class, and Application Exercises require reading unfamiliar sources before discussing them with team members. Most students thus need to allow more time than they are used to prepare for each class.

diagram of points for TRA, ApExs and Unit Tests


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