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Essential Characteristics:   Pages:
Primary Mode Collaborative 264-266
Activity Focus Reading, Writing
Duration of Activity Single Session
Online Transferability High
Description and Purpose

Student teams identify and analyse a problematic situation in the local community. They then write a speech for a government official that persuades others of the urgency of the problem and offers strategies for solving the problem.

Researching and proposing solutions to problems helps students develop critical and creative thinking skills. Working on a real problem in the community can deepen understanding of theoretical concepts, demonstrate the relevance and importance of academic work, and help foster a greater sense of social and civic responsibility. Since students present their analysis and solution strategies in a persuasive speech, this SET can also help students develop communication skills.

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