For this project, you’re not trying to take a stance and prove your stance, rather you’re trying to solve a problem within your field of study (or workplace or
home or wherever). Focus on what problems need to be resolved. Explore the proposed solutions from various viewpoints. Propose the “best” solution by
establishing a common ground for all stakeholders. Much of the challenge with this project is that you must demonstrate you’ve analyzed multiple solutions
from multiple perspectives and found a solution that is (cleverly) based on the common ground of those perspectives.
Structure of presentation:
Make sure to include the following sections in your presentation:
Make sure your presentation includes the following:
-A brief background for your topic and the problem you’re addressing,
-A discussion of the various sides of the debate, including core values or warrants underlying their arguments
-The common ground you’ve identified for those various perspectives
-The proposed solution based on that common ground.
Your project should in some way incorporate the following, however briefly:
-Engage a minimum of 2 scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources and 2 sources of your choice (4 sources total).
-Introduce key issues of this problem—why is it a problem? Why has the problem not been resolved already?
-Consider key limitations and barriers to solving the problem.
-Address key voices within the conversation—what has been proposed so far? Why have those proposals not been implemented?
-Address the commonalities of the viewpoints on how to resolve the problem while also addressing the key differences.
-Offer your opinion or impression of the proposed resolutions based on close analysis.
-Tempt your audience through common ground to consider the solution you’re proposing.