Search for problematic societal issues of public interest and pick one issue you would like to resolve.
Express the issue you found in your search. Refine your expression and include both the original and the refined version. Justify your revision.
Investigate the issue by obtaining necessary information. List the questions you must answer to understand the issue.
Conclude your investigation with a thorough explanation of the issue, including answers to each of the questions you identified.
Produce ideas toward resolving this issue. Take note of all of your initial ideas–whether you think they are ridiculous or serious is not important.
Discuss the two ideas that you think are the most imaginative, original, and positive potential solutions to the issue.
Summarize your process and initial solutions.
Refine your team’s solutions by following Ch. 12 (overcoming errors in reasoning) and Ch. 13 (refining resolutions) of the text and decide on the better of the two.
Present your refined final resolution including an implementation plan.
Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® or presentation.
- Local Campus students, present your resolution process in a 10- to 15-minute presentation.
- Online students, use detailed speaker notes to describe your team’s experience at each stage.
Include one or two slides on each of the following:
- Original issue
- Initial resolutions
- Critical examination of best resolution
- Evaluation of the argument
- Revised argument
- Refined resolution with implementation plan