Self-Assessment

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Reminder!

After completing your Blog Assignment, don't forget to take the Module 9 Quiz. If you didn't answer the Learning Checkpoint questions, take a few minutes to complete them now. They will help you study for the quiz and you may even see a few of those question on the quiz!

Learning Outcomes Survey

We have now come to the end of Unit 2. The purpose of this exercise is to encourage you to think a little bit about what you have learned well, and just as importantly, about what you feel you have not learned so well. Think about the learning objectives presented at the beginning of the Unit, and repeated below. What did you find difficult or challenging about the things you feel you should have learned better than you did? What do you think would have helped you learn these things better?

For each Module in Unit 2, rank the learning outcomes in order of how well you believe you have mastered them. A rank of 1 means you are most confident in your mastery of that objective. Use each rank only once - so if there are four objectives for a given module, you should mark one with a 1, one with a 2, one with a 3, and one with a 4. All items must be ranked. For each Module, indicate what was difficult about the objective you have marked at the lowest confidence level.

Module 6

Recognize the advantages and limitations of solar and wind energy.

Recall the basic science behind solar and wind power generation.

Evaluate who is responsible for maintaining "the grid" as home generation grows in popularity.

What did you find most challenging about the objective you ranked the lowest?

Module 7

Recognize the advantages and limitations of geothermal, hydroelectric, and nuclear energy.

Recall the basic science behind geothermal, hydroelectric, and nuclear power generation.

Analyze why even people who rely heavily on energy resources tend to want those resources to be exploited far from their own homes.

What did you find most challenging about the objective you ranked the lowest?

Module 8

Recognize that all energy technologies are inefficient.

Compare wealth and energy intensity in developed countries.

Identify options for improving energy efficiency in developed countries.

Analyze why we don't always conserve as much as we should, despite the double benefits for the climate and our wallets.

Use a model to calculate the effects of various strategies such as use of renewable energy sources, conservation, and population control on reducing emissions

What did you find most challenging about the objective you ranked the lowest?

Module 9

Recall the various geoengineering strategies that have been suggested to mitigate climate change.

Recognize that geoengineering alone is unlikely to be sufficient to mitigate climate change.

Assess what you have learned in Unit 2.

What did you find most challenging about the objective you ranked the lowest?

Scoring Information and Rubric

The self-assessment is worth a total of 25 points.

Scoring Rubric
Description Possible Points
All options are ranked 10
Questions are answered thoughtfully and completely 15