Select a problem in need of a solution related to adult development and aging, researching and analyzing information about it, and applying learning by proposing a possible solution for the problem.

Assignment Instructions

Issue Analysis & Application Presentation Instructions  

This two-part assignment, due by the end of Week 3 of the course term, requires selecting a problem in need of a solution related to adult development and aging, researching and analyzing information about it, and applying learning by proposing a possible solution for the problem. The presentation must be developed using research material from at least three academic, scholarly journals in the APUS Online Library.

 

Part I, Issue Analysis

Analysis involves researching and comparing different elements of an issue to acquire in-depth knowledge of its component parts.  In this section of your presentation, you will demonstrate knowledge of the issue you selected by describing and comparing various aspects of it, drawing on a minimum of 3 academic journal articles from the APUS Online Library. This portion of the presentation should not attempt to discuss every possible problem associated with the issue you selected, but rather should focus on just one problem that you find interesting and compelling enough to want to solve after conducting your issue research (use a narrow focus).

Part II, Application

Application requires putting into action one’s knowledge and ideas about a problem and how to solve it, which in this case are informed by the scholarly material you reviewed in the writing of Part 1.  In this section of your presentation, you will demonstrate the ability to apply what you have learned when researching the issue you selected by hypothesizing about and recommending possible solutions that could be used to address and improve the situation examined in your Issue Analysis. The goal here is to attempt to solve the particular problem you identified in Part 1, not to introduce additional problems or identify every possible solution.

Assignment Formatting and Submission Requirements

Your assignment should be submitted as an 8-10 slide PowerPoint presentation not counting Title or Reference slides (all sources used must be included on the References slide).  Narrated slideshows add a nice touch, but narration is not required.

First person perspective (“I”) and second person (“you”) pronouns and personal story sharing should not be included.

The presentation must contain no more than 3 direct quotes. Your instructor needs to see what meaning you have made of what you found in researching scholarly articles, not what the articles’ authors have already written.

The presentation should begin with a brief introduction followed by a focused, organized, and clearly articulated discussion of the issue in Part 1, Issue Analysis, followed by your recommendations for solving a particular problem related to it in Part 2, Application, followed by a brief conclusion summarizing the problem and your proposed solution.

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