Archive for October, 2010

America’s Energy Future Mock Hearings

Friday, October 1st, 2010

In this blog post, reflect on the mock hearing that was held in class on Thursday. In this role-playing exercise, several advocacy groups presented their views on the proposed legislation, and the Senators and the Public Advocacy Group had a chance to comment on how well those proposals would work in support of the goal to lessen America’s dependence on foreign oil. Think about how well this role-playing exercise was handled and comment on the following:

1) what are the benefits of using a role-play in place of a class reading discussion?
2) how should the instructor evaluate a student’s performance in a role-play exercise?
3) how should the goal of the role-play be established: should it be set by the instructor, or should the role-players have some say?

Please post your comments by noon on Monday, October 4th.