Final Synthesis Paper
– 2 forms of peer reviewed sources
The final paper for this course is a 7-10 page cumulative synthesis paper wherein students will have an opportunity to reflect academically, philosophically/theologically, and affectively on the course material. The successful assignment will engage with the materials from the course (readings, lectures, activities, discussions, etc., the interview project), AND two sources that are additional research materials (journal articles, other books, etc.) from the student’s own discovery process. Conceptually, the overarching question each student must address is:
• What is my understanding of a biblical approach to understanding God’s perspective on how I should approach disability and suffering? Other questions to consider are:
• What are the practical implications of this understanding for how I teach and serve my students?
• How do the resources or knowledge have I discovered support my philosophical/theological understanding of disability and suffering?
• What biblical texts or stories have impacted my understanding of disability and suffering?
• Where have I seen the Imago Dei present in individuals with disabilities with whom I have interacted?
• Has my own perspective been challenged, changed, or solidified? Why?
The final paper is to be submitted by uploading to Moodle by 9:00pm on Friday, September 30th, 2022. Papers also need to be uploaded to Turnitin.com to verify academic integrity (see Course Policy statement). This paper should be no less than seven pages and should reflect the appropriate formatting. PLEASE NOTE: This Final Paper is the signature assignment for this class. It will be graded according to the rubric at the end of this syllabus. Please adhere closely to the expectations in that rubric.