One common practice in higher education and many professions is the academic conference. Attending conferences allows one to network; hear about the latest research, trends in industry, and practical applications of key insight from the field; and share and receive feedback on one’s own work. For this discussion, you will be participating in a mock conference, presenting the final presentation that you completed in Week 5.
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, review Getting Your Master’s? Go to a Conference Links to an external site.and Writing an Abstract Links to an external site.. Then, complete the following:
For your initial post, write an abstract (maximum 100 words) that succinctly summarizes your Week 5 Social Psychological Analysis of a Cultural Artifact final presentation. In addition to your abstract, attach your presentation (or a link to it) and your written transcriipt.
Note: In this forum, you are graded primarily on your peer feedback, rather than your initial post (in contrast to previous weeks). More than any other discussion forum, the Class Conference requires meaningful interaction.
Your responses should discriminate relevant social psychological insight and show sophisticated cultural competence.
You must contribute a minimum of five or more substantive peer replies, as well as responding to those who comment on your work, which will simulate the dialogue that takes place at a real conference.
You must participate on multiple days, which will contribute to an ongoing dialogue.
You must provide original, insightful, relevant content, which will enhance insight on the topic at hand.
You must reply via video for one of your responses. (See How To Leave a Video Comment Links to an external site.for instructions.) If you are not able to do this, please contact your instructor to arrange an alternative option to satisfy this requirement.
Your initial post should include an abstract (100-word maximum) as well as your final presentation. The presentation will include a visual component (either the document itself or a link to it), in addition to a written transcriipt, formatted in APA Style (1000-word minimum).
Guided Response: Note the goal of the discussion forum is to provide a learning opportunity via meaningful and interactive discourse. Therefore, robust and continued commentary is essential. Responses must explicitly address concepts covered in Weeks 1 through 5, citing information from the required resources or other relevant resources in APA Style. Give examples to illustrate and explain content. In addition, responses must demonstrate critical insight. Respond to at least five of your classmates by Day 7. In addition, respond to classmates (and the instructor, if applicable) who replied to your initial post.
The following general suggestions may be useful as you craft your replies:
Ask clarifying or thought-provoking questions.
Discuss your own interpretation of the cultural artifact.
Give examples from your own experiences or observations that support or challenge the assertions of your classmate(s).
Share additional relevant insight from the literature.