Question Development (QD) Assignment

SYD 3804-Question Development (QD) Assignment Handout

  1. QD ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION AND SAMPLE QUESTIONS:

A number of materials (text, films, lectures, etc.) are used in this course to survey a Sociology of Gender. Each of these materials contributes important perspective to an overall understanding of the field. Each of these materials also is required to complete assignments throughout the course.

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One of the highest demonstrations of learning is the ability to craft a good question about it.

  1. You will create one multiple choice question from each resource in each lesson. Within each lesson folder and on the left-hand course menu, you will find the Question Development link.
  2. Questions can be of three types:
    1. Definition of Key Terms
    2. Summary of Key Ideas
    3. Critical Thinking/Application Questions
  3. You are required to submit at least one of each type of question.
  4. Please indicate the correct answer for your question.

Examples of each type of question follow:

EXAMPLE OF “DEFINITION…” QUESTION

  1. Parents, attempting to curb their child’s nonconformity to gender norms, might purchase a doll for their child but not a dress. According to Rahilly, this could be termed:

 

  1. gender binary
  2. gender literacy

*c. gender hedging

  1. playing along

 

EXAMPLE OF “SUMMARY…” QUESTION

  1. According to Musto, children on the Sharks swim team interacted during practice and competitions but not outside the pool. Which of the following are among the reasons for this self-segregation? (please mark all that apply)

 

*a. sex segregated locker rooms formally marked boys and girls as different as they entered and exited the pool deck.

  1. the children avoided being in situations where they might be compared to the other sex.

*c. the crowded nature of the pool and deck created the risk of heterosexual teasing.

*d. there was a lack of structure or rules upon which the children could focus together during unsupervised times.

 

EXAMPLE OF “CRITICAL THINKING…” QUESTION

3.Five-year-old Kaley is really happy to be a girl, to wear princess dresses, sing the princess songs, and see all the princess movies. Kaley could be said to be:

 

  1. gender variant
  2. sex normative

*c. cisgender

  1. transgender

 

  1. QD ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE
LESSON 1

Please review the course materials for this lesson and create one question from each of the following sources (3 questions):

1.     Kaleidoscope, Chapter 1

2.     Lecture 1

3.     Lecture 2

LESSON 2

Please review the course materials for this lesson and create one question from each of the following sources (4 questions):

1.     Kaleidoscope, Chapter 2

2.     Lecture 3

3.     Lecture 4

4.     Video: “The Urgency of Intersectionality”

 

LESSON 3

Please review the course materials for this lesson and create one question from each of the following sources (4 questions):

1.     Kaleidoscope, Chapter 3

2.     Lecture 5

3.     Video: “Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood, and American Culture”

4.     Video: “Transgender Basics: Gender Identity Project”

LESSON 4

Please review the course materials for this lesson and create one question from each of the following sources (3 questions):

1.     Kaleidoscope, Chapter 4

2.     Reading: “10 Ways the Beauty Industry tells You Being Beautiful Means Being White”

3.     Lecture 6

LESSON 5

Please review the course materials for this lesson and create one question from each of the following sources (3 questions):

1.     Kaleidoscope, Chapter 5

2.     Lecture 7

3.     Video: “Killing Us Softly (2016)”

LESSON 6

Please review the course materials for this lesson and create one question from each of the following sources (3 questions):

1.     Kaleidoscope, Chapter 6

2.     Lecture 8

3.     Video: “God Loves Uganda”

LESSON 7

Please review the course materials for this lesson and create one question from each of the following sources (6 questions):

1.     Kaleidoscope, Chapter 7

2.     Lecture 9

3.     Lecture 10

4.     Kaleidoscope, Chapter 8

5.     Lecture 11

6.     Lecture 12

LESSON 8

Please review the course materials for this lesson and create one question from each of the following sources (4 questions):

1.     Kaleidoscope, Chapter 9

2.     Lecture 13

3.     Kaleidoscope, Chapter 10

4.     Video: “TED Talk-Michael Kimmel: Why Gender Equality is Good for Everyone-Men Included”

 

 

QD ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC

 

Variable Being Graded Points Possible
12-15 9-12 6-9 3-6 1-3
Superior Very good Good Needs Work Poor Quality
Delivery of Questions

 

1.       Grammar & spelling are outstanding.

2.       Resource(s) from which the questions are drawn are clearly stated.

3.       Instructions of assignment were followed

a.       one of each type of question

b.       1 question for each lesson resource

c.        Multiple Choice

Points Possible: 15

Questions meet all of the criteria.

 

4 of criteria met. 2-3 of criteria met. 1-2 of criteria met. Few, if any criteria met or no submission
  20-25

 

15-20

 

10-15

 

5-10

 

1-5

 

Superior Very Good Good Needs Work Poor Quality
Question Quality & Rigor

1.       Questions and answers are clearly and unambiguously stated.

2.       Questions measure the outcomes (e.g. to define, to summarize, to think critically)

3.       Questions avoid clues as to what the correct answer is.

4.       When possible, avoid “all of the above,” “none of the above.”

5.       Questions are indicative of knowledge in the subject.

Points Possible: 25

Questions meet all of the criteria.

 

4 of criteria met. 2-3 of criteria met. 1 of criteria met. Few, if any criteria met or no submission
Total Points Earned: /40