PBL: A research based application: Increasing belonging at school

A sense of belonging among team members is an essential element of success of any organization

Link to activity here!   This activity will require you to create a proposal for our prinipal      and director in which you provide a a research based rationalization and action plan in regard to increasing a sense of belonging among students at our school!

Understanding the Knowledge Framework

The “Knowledge Framework” is a methodology for analyzing AOKs by breaking them up into smaller understandable chunks. Once one understands how this framework operates within one AOK, they can perform a similar analysis on another and then conduct comparative analysis between the two. Conducting this analysis is the core of TOK.

In order to better understand the above, engage in the learning helper linked here: Understanding the Knowledge Framework

Understanding the Importance of Belonging

Being part of a group is a fundamental part of the human, and animal, experience

The KEY takeaway in Social Psychology is the innate need to belong. This desire to be a part of groups has a profound impact on our behaviour in both positive and negative ways. Use the linked investigative learning activity below in order to acquire research based knowledge regarding these effects:

Understanding Belonging Linked here

Analysis: Understanding how to extract knowledge from research

It is important that you are able to read peer reviewed research and understand knowledge contained within. Research can be intimidating because of all the big words, data; tables and other obfuscating details.

However this activity is designed to make you a psychology detective, get your Sherlock Holmes on and demystify research!

This particular piece is relevant to our understanding of the effect of technology on cognition and is a recent study getting a lot of attention: It can be found on the google doc activity linked HERE