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Learner: Oscar Vallazza – Linköping University

Course: Understanding Research (Linköping University)

Instructor: Martin Lundberg, Emilia Fägerstam and Fredrik Sandberg

Tutor: Fredrik Sandberg

Group: Indian Ocean

Essay 2 Date: December 5, 2009 Words:  2139

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FLIP: ASSIGNMENT # 1

COURSE: Fostering Learning in Practice

ASSIGNMENT # 1
A hot issue in my workplace and its relationship to learning and identity

integral paper available at: O_VALLAZZA_Assignment1_FLIP.doc

Comments:

Yolanda pointed out that my paper includes my learning from other courses.. This is the way I see the ALGC. Didn’t we start with the capability envelop and our learning plan? A pivotal part of mine was/is the “making sense” of my life/professional/academic experiences, in an attempt to organize all that into a systemic whole. This course has been so far very helpful in that regard.  I try to stick to a systemic view, which implies making references across disciplines and contexts. My assignment 1 links some of my reflections to previous learning experiences, hopefully not to the detriment of the assignment’s specific requirements. Feedback from teachers will tell.

Next week’s tasks seem to offer a great opportunity for all of us to address our learning experience. I look fwd to the discussion.

Assignment 2: Paper outline

COURSE: WORK AND LEARNING

FORUM: Participation in education and work; identity and social exclusion.(BLOCK 2)

TOPICS: ORGANIZATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Paper Outline ( link to forum)

Hi everybody!

According to the timeline, by tomorrow we should have an outline for the group paper.

These are my suggestions.

We can divide the paper into 4 sections. Each of us will work on one. We will give feedback and make changes as needed, then post the final draft by Saturday march 14, 5 PM PST.

GROUP MEMBER 1: INTRODUCTION + CONCLUSION

The introduction will present the structure of the paper and “summarize the analysis of, and the main factors behind, social exclusion from and discrimination in education and employment, and how that might affect who has access to education and work and the transitions or pathways from school to work.”

The conclusion will close the paper with a summary and final thoughts drawn from our discussion in the forum.

GROUP MEMBER 2: CASE STUDY ON A SPECIFIC EXAMPLE (COUNTRY). It will cover both assignment 2.2 and assignment 2.3 discussions:

“suggest how and to what extent such exclusion exists in each participant’s country, and briefly explain the cause; ”

“discuss strategies and policies that might be considered in order to address this phenomenon.”

GROUP MEMBER 3: same as above

GROUP MEMBER 4: same as above

BIBLIOGRAPHY AND WEBLIOGRAPHY: to avoid duplication, we will merge all our bibliographies for each section into a single list at the end of the paper.

BY MONDAY MARCH 9 we should have a first draft of each section available for comments and feedback. We can post it to our discussion forum in a new thread (we could create a thread called GROUP PAPER ).

So, what do you think of the outline above?

Please send your comments so that we can decide who is doing what.  Any takers?

As for me, this is where I am at: I have started working on a case study on my home region, so – if you agree – I would like to keep working on that.

Let’s finalize this by tomorrow night, so we can move on according to schedule.

I look fwd to continuing the discussion.

Assignment 2 Platform

COURSE: WORK AND LEARNING

FORUM: Participation in education and work; identity and social exclusion.(BLOCK 2)

TOPICS: ORGANIZATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Assignment Platform ( link to forum)

I believe it’s a good idea, as suggested by Garnet and Dana, to keep our discussion within a limited number of threads.

I would like to suggest that we organize our discussion into three main threads, to mirror the assignment description as already outlined by Dana:

THREAD NAME: ASSIGNMENT 2.1  (I HAVE ALREADY STARTED THIS THREAD)

summarize the analysis of, and the main factors behind, social exclusion from and discrimination in education and employment, and how that might affect who has access to education and work and the transitions or pathways from school to work;

THREAD NAME: ASSIGNMENT 2.2

suggest how and to what extent such exclusion exists in each participant’s country, and briefly explain the cause;

THREAD NAME: ASSIGNMENT 2.3

discuss strategies and policies that might be considered in order to address this phenomenon.

THREAD NAME: AUTHOR/ARTICLE

We could also use additional threads for our discussion/comments on specific articles, and name the thread accordingly.

I look fwd to working together on this assignment.

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