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Q1. Were the feedback from your peer instructors helpful in your curriculum development? If so how?
The feedback that was given to be was very helpful. It made me understand what was missing and what could be done to improve. I did take several of my peers' suggestions because these suggestions where things that I did not make clear at the time.
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Q2. What were some of the valuable feedback you received? How did you decide whether or not to incorporated the feedback? How did you incorporate feedback into your lesson/class?

I found the feedback that was given to me helpful. For example, someone discussed how a Chinese version of Cinderella was more relatable because she is Asian. Her feedback made me think about how students could revise a well-known fairy tale and make it relevant to a particular culture. Later students can explain why they changed parts of the story and how it matches to their culture of interest.
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Another student brought up the following questions.

1) Is the aim of this project for students to improve their reading comprehension or writing skills? Or both?
2) How will you ensure all students participate equally (and as meaningfully) for each story created on the platform?
3) Do you think 11/12 year old students are mature enough to stay on track in an all-online course?

These questions brought forth certain aspects of my course that I haven't thought of yet. My intention for this course is for students to work on their writing and their reading comprehension.
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I will monitor students and students will have to submit once a week a progress report of their project. They will discuss what the group has accomplish and what each team member did that week.

The third question is more challenging. Students tend to have trouble completing an online course if its not required or not graded. However, if students are able to build a community where they can discuss their work then I do believe that 11-12 age students are mature enough to complete the course.
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Q3. What kind of peer feedback did you give (list some examples).

I went through my classmates assignments and asked questions on some aspect of their assignment. On Assignment A, I left the following comment: Your topic is very interesting and very relevant. This topic is also very broad. However, you did specify this is would be an 16-week course. I am wondering what's the end goal. It would be interesting to assess students' attitudes before and at the end of the course.
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We all have our biases and personal experiences. Thumbscribes is a good tool for students to post their discussions. Also, what kind of activities will students complete? Also, will there be countries that you will be focusing on or are you going to concentrate mostly on current international issues.
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Q4. Has your peer(s) incorporated your feedback? Describe your experience when your peer incorporated (or not) your feedback?

It was great that some of my peers took the advise that was given to and improve their lesson. While, I certainly understand that my classmates don't have to follow my suggestions, I was glad to read my classmates ideas on their subject.
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Q5.(part 1)What are the benefits or challenges for students to be able to relate to you (the instructor)?

I do see the benefits of being able to relate to your students. Establising a good teacher-student relationship from the beginning can lead to a mutual understanding and respect. Getting to know your students, for example, can lead to a better understanding of their interests and learning styles. Research suggests that students feel more engage and motivated to participate in the class when the instructor match their learning styles to the instruction.
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Q5. (part 2) Do you think this is important for your lesson? If so, how will you incorporate this in your lesson.

I do think that this is important in my lesson. Since my lesson involves students obtaining a better understanding of culture, I will incorporate this by asking students to complete an autobiography. This is a way for the instructor to learn more about their students as well a way for students to learn from each other.
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Q6. (part 1)What are the benefits or challenges for students to be able to relate to the content/class?

It is beneficial that students are able to relate to the content. Through literature, students will understand more about the world. Students often don't understand how different their peers are because of their experiences. Culture plays a huge part of who we are. If students can grasp this, then they are able to expand their horizons and be aware of these differences and learn from their peers.
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Q6. (part 2) Do you think this is important for your lesson? If so, how will you incorporate this in your lesson/class.

I do believe that this is important for my lesson. I want students to learn from the content as well from each other experiences. I want students to be able to understand how culture plays a huge role in our beliefs & values.
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Q7. (part 1) What are the benefits or challenges for students to be able to relate to each other?

The benefits for students to relate to each other is a better understanding of culture. Everyone is different and this lesson is meant for students to learn more about their own culture as well as their peer's. Through stories, students will discuss among their group their thoughts and create their own stories.
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Q7. (part 2) Do you think this is important for your lesson? If so, how will you incorporate this in your lesson/class.
It is important for my lesson for students to relate to each other. I will incorporate this by having students work in groups and have discussions about their own experiences growing up in their country/or as a part of their nationality.
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