Discussion Board Forums (6)
Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 600 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student will reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 450 words. Each thread and reply must also include a biblical integration and at least 2 peer-reviewed source citations in current APA format in addition to the text.
The student will complete a Research Project comprised of the following 2 parts.
1. Outline & References
Each group will complete a full sentence outline in preparation for the Research Project – Final Document. The outline must include a thesis statement, the research question(s)/issues being addressed, the space allotted to each section of the paper, and a preliminary reference list of at least 20 sources that are less than 5 years old. One member of the group will submit the final version of the Research Project – Outline. Each student is required to read all instructor feedback and implement it on future assignments.
2. Final Document
Each group of students will be responsible for constructing and reviewing the final document. Each group will work collaboratively on a 12 pages paper that is in current APA format paper. The topic of the paper will be selected individually by the group and approved by the instructor. Each student must contribute weekly to the group’s discussion in the Group Discussion Board Forum about this paper. One member of the group will submit the final version of this assignment.
Peer Evaluations (2)
After each part (2) of the Research Project, the student will evaluate the contributions of each of his or her group members using the provided Peer Evaluation Form. The student will also be evaluated by his or her group members. The resulting scores will be used to provide a final Peer Evaluation score for each part (2) of the Research Project. All Peer Evaluation scores will be awarded provisionally.