The aim of this single-class activity is to help students consolidate their knowledge and review concepts seen in class. Students have the opportunity to apply the concepts learned in the course and relate the specific examples and material to larger concepts. This activity, which employs the Active learning strategies of Concept Mapping and Toolkit, helps them organize their understanding of the topics in preparation for the exam.
This is done as a review activity after the students have covered the related topics. They learn about the ideas of rationalism and empiricism, and then some specific terms and philosophers related to each of these approaches. Then students review and consolidate their knowledge on these topics by doing this review activity. Finally, this leads into another activity where students work on an outline for their exam response on this topic.
Working in groups, students have to categorize statements/names/terms under the heading of empiricist or rationalist. They can compare their responses with that of other groups. The teacher will check on their work and they will need to make adjustments as needed. At the end, students should take a photo of their completed work for their notes.
Students will be able to:
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