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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

OER AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE

OER Course Conversion Projects

 

OER for SCI 100

Case Studies in the Science

First Year Justice Core Seminar

 

WEEK

TOPIC

ASSIGNMENTS &/OR CLASS WORK

Before Class Today

#1

  • Introduction to Syllabus
  • Overview of course
  • Blackboard help.

  • Icebreaker activity for the beginning of the semester.
  • In class: People Hunt

Activity for the students to get to know each other in the classroom and develop student's speaking ability.

#2

   

  • ePortfolio eTern Visit

  • Library Visit
  • Create your ePortolio.

e-PF1: Library Reflection

  • Visit the John Jay Library and become familiar with the library services.
  • In your e-portfolio, describe what you learned about the John Jay Library and how to search for information.

We will start to create our e-portfolios in class.

  • Check out the John Jay Library website and talk to a librarian. 

John Jay Library Website:

#3

The Process of Science: The Nature of Scientific Knowledge

The Process of Science: The Scientific Community

e-PF2: Process of Science:

Discussion on the Nature of Scientific Knowledge

  • In-class assignment on how to design a concept map; 
  • Use a concept map to show why thinking scientifically does not mean rejecting your culture and background. 

e-PF 3: Process of Science:

  • Discussion on Scientists and the Scientific Community
  • Use a concept map to show how studying science is a human endeavor, why diverse points of view are important, and how scientists may support one another.  Use references from the reading to support your idea

Process of Science

Read: The Nature of Scientific Knowledge and describe 5 important take-away concepts from your reading. Put your ideas in outline form using the example from the library: https://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/how-to/write-an-outline

Bring your outline to class and be prepared to share your ideas.


Process of Science

#4

Collaborative Group Learning

Photo Scavenger Hunt

e-PF4: What Is Collaborative Group Learning?

A key feature of the success of the seminar is for you to work collaboratively with your classmates. 

e-PF5 Opportunity Project:  Action plan for the Opportunity Project

What’s going on at JJ:

  • Exploring the college and creating an action plan for the Opportunity Project;

Review the section on Mentoring and Collaboration under Scientists and the Scientific Community:

Prepare for class by reading “What is Collaborative Learning?” and “44 Benefits of Collaborative Learning” from:

Be prepared to discuss collaborative learning and how you think it may benefit you.

John Jay Website Student Affairs; Math and Science Resource Center (MSRC), a tour of the science labs,  the Writing Center; clubs, student activities, Academic Advisor, etc.

What opportunities do you want to take advantage of? What does John Jay College offer to support your student success?