- Prepare a detailed description of one significant activity from your field placement. Write one paragraph for each of the five elements of the activity listed here. Identify the knowledge, values, skills, critical thinking, and self-management involved as they relate to the learning outcomes/competencies.
a. Description of activity (what happened)
b. Analysis of activity (why it happened)
c. Gut reaction and analysis of thoughts and feelings (how you felt and reacted)
d. Analysis of new learning and application of theory/skills (what you learned)
e. At least one CSWE core competency and the accompanying practice behaviors that apply to the significant activity
Humans have a profound longing to know their roots. In the broadest context, this longing expresses itself as a desire to understand how the universe itself came to exist, in a more particular framework, the origin of living things. Various models attempt to explain how life comes to be. These controversial issues settle on by two views. The evolutionists argue life evolved, while the proponents of intelligent design argue that life is a product of an intelligent cause. Then there are creationists who consider life to be created by a deity or deities. Nevertheless, creationism is not of importance because creationism focuses on defending the sacred texts, having no scientific evidence to how life comes to be. The contentious matter is whether intelligent design is science or not. As Charles Darwin wrote in the On the Origin of Species, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.” Now, there seems to be a great deal of confusion among the society on what exactly evolution and intelligent design is. According to the online dictionary, evolution is the “change in the genetic composition of a population during successive generations, as a result of natural selection acting on the genetic variation.” Therefore, evolution is mainly a process occurring from one generation to the next, which results in heritable changes in a population. More accurately, evolution is any change in the “frequency of alleles within a gene pool” over succeeding generations. Like evolution, intelligent design is on the online dictionary too. The online dictionary states, intelligent design is, “the assertion or belief that physical and biological systems observed in the universe result from purposeful design by an intelligent being rather than from chance or undirected natural processes.” Thus, intelligent design argues that an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process best explain certain features of the universe. If an intelligent cause best explain certain features of the universe, then intelligent design supporters must agree that certain features are best explained by the evolution theory. Intelligent design supporters like Stephen Meyer say that intelligent design supporters are not against evolution per say. Evolution can mean change over time or common ancestry, which are not meanings of the term they dispute. They do challenge the “specific Darwinian ideal, that life is the result of a purely undirected process that merely mimics the powers of designing intelligence.” Charles Darwin’s theory is that all living things evolved from a simple organism over immeasurable generations. In addition to the countless generations, random mutations or changes in the traits and natural selection took place, with only the fittest of species surviving and reproducing. As pointed out before, intelligent design supporters do not reject evolution, nor do they believe that the universe was created in six days. However, proponents of intelligent design do say an intelligent designer created life. Even though they are silent about the identity of the designer, most assume it the Go>GET ANSWER