For group presentations:
Your prompt, to be posted on your site before Monday’s class, directly ties back to our discussion of The New Yorker article, Seeing the Spectrum: A New History of Autism:
a) Understand & Apply: How has our understanding of autism shifted over the past fifty years and why is this significant for us as educators? (2-3 sentences)
b) Analyze & Evaluate: Foucault would argue that the increased “medicalization” of our students is a negative bi-product of a society in which big pharmaceutical companies and psychiatrists wield far too much power: After reading the article and assessing your own prior knowledge, analyze this critique as an educator in 2-3 paragraphs.