|Journal Assignment 8 – Learning Pathway 5|
|Clearly articulates a normative position and delivers all relevant information and context necessary for full understanding; asks pertinent questions including questioning of experts and sources for bias; argues soundly and with factual evidence and examples for and against giving consideration to harms and benefits as well as intrinsic value and justice of point argued; provides at least 5 peer reviewed sources representing different points of view on the topic; includes emotional appeal and personal experience.||Presents a position and delivers some but not all the information relevant to the topic for full understanding; asks some questions; arguments may contain some fallacies or lack consideration of harms and benefits, intrinsic value and justice of the position taken; some good but not enough references or unreliable or biased sources without considering alternate points of view.||Does not begin with or manage to present a clear normative claim; omits some or all relevant information and context; doesn’t question expert opinion; does not provide sound arguments or sufficient evidence and examples to make the case; does not use reliable sources or present opposing points of view.|
|Journal Assignment 9 – Learning Pathway 5|
|Gives at least five specific examples of how critical reasoning contributed to situations encountered in work, home life, and community, as well as in relation to studies in other disciplines. (Recognizing own biases, not relying on authority, making hasty generalizations, stereotyping, etc.)
Clearly articulates the role of basic beliefs and worldviews in shaping attitudes, opinions and selection of evidence. Includes reference to specific ideas or biases determined by gender, race, religion, views of life and death, meaning of human life, nature of the world, etc.
|Gives some relevant examples of the contributions of critical reasoning to life and work. Recognizes and articulates some influences of worldview and basic beliefs.||Gives few examples of how critical reasoning has affected personal, social life or academic work. Does not recognize influence of various factors inherent in worldview or social/political/religious framework.|