Learning Log Format

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Section 1
Write a couple of paragraphs about your personal position and response concerning the concept or question that we discussed in class. [Should be completed after opening discussion where we first engage in a concept or topic] Section 2

Write a couple of paragraphs about how the first reading for the assigned concept/topic influenced your thoughts? Show me that you have read by presenting a brief summary of the philosopher’s position as you understand it. Tell me how it made you feel or what it made you think of. Compare or contrast your personal position to it.

Write a couple of paragraphs about how the second reading for the assigned concept/topic influenced your thoughts? Show me that you have read by presenting a brief summary of the philosopher’s position as you understand it. Tell me how it made you feel or what it made you think of. Compare or contrast your personal position to it.

Section 3
Choose an additional (meaning not covered in class) Philosopher who addresses the concept / topic we are exploring and reflect on their position concerning it. Include the source you used for your research. [Should be completed when doing your research.] • Be ready to share the philosopher’s position concerning the topic being explored, with the class.

Section 4
Write a few paragraphs about how your thoughts have changed (evolved, improved, or became more clear) since our initial discussion as a result of our exploration of this concept? Change does not have to involve a reversal of position – it could mean that you understand more. [Should be done after all other work on the topic]

In summary a completed log will have four complete sections.

Section 1 = Initial response
Section 2 = Response to reading 1
Response to reading 2
Section 3 = Research on additional philosopher
Section 4= Reflection on progression of your thoughts at the end of our exploration of the...
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