Purpose to Practice
To co-develop a set of ‘community guidelines’ for the class with students, using a structured approach called Purpose to Practice which reminds us all that while guidelines are often lists of practices/behaviors that are acceptable/unacceptable in a certain context, they should always be rooted in the purpose behind them.
Creating a safe space collaboratively with students, promoting reflection. Can be done at the beginning of the semester, revised in the middle of the semester. This activity encourages collaboration, creative thinking, and goal-oriented planning.
This could take an entire class session if you do it synchronously.
Sample guidelines for online classes for students to remix:
Sample guidelines shared in the video (mostly not for classes):
This activity is one of a series of activities from Equity Unbound, focused on equitable online community building.Find out more
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