For this project, you will choose a local or global issue that pertains to wellness. The chosen issue should also relate to one or more of the topics that has been addressed in this course (art, transforming practices and attitudes, technological advances, social attitudes, environment, etc.). Some examples of broad issues within these topics can be located here. In this presentation, you will explain a chosen issue, describe how it pertains to wellness, and provide a plan of action for addressing this issue. This plan includes recommendations for improvements as well as strategies and a plan for implementing the recommendations. You will develop your plan as a multimedia presentation that will require an oral narration component. This oral component should be a recorded oral narration that accompanies your multimedia presentation. You will be required to provide written speaker notes that correspond with your presentation in a separate Word document. Be sure to support your answers with appropriate evidence from relevant and appropriate research.
Specifically, you must address the following critical elements:
I. Introduction: For this part of the project, you will examine the importance of wellness in society and how it influences social practices as well as your discipline of study. To help guide your analysis, you will explore a topic that has been discussed in this course (art, transforming practices and attitudes, technological advances, social attitudes, environment, etc.). A. Analyze the importance (or lack thereof) of wellness and health in society and how it has sparked change in the everyday behavior of individuals or societies? [IDS-402-01] B. Analyze how social practices and our idea of wellness have shaped each other. [IDS-402-02] C. Analyze how wellness has influenced the everyday behavior of individuals in your discipline of study or the professional field you are interested in going into.. [IDS-402-01]
II. Issue: For this part of the project, you will introduce the issue and how it relates to wellness and any of the topics that have been discussed in the course. A. Using appropriate research strategies, describe a social or global issue that is related to wellness. [IDS-402-03] i. What is the origin of the issue? ii. What is the issue about? B. Using appropriate research strategies, describe the target population of the issue. [IDS-402-03] i. Who is impacted by the issue? ii. What is important to know about them? C. Using appropriate research strategies, explain how the chosen issue relates to a topic that has been discussed in this course. [IDS-402-03] i. In other words, how can you connect the social or global issue you have chosen with a topic that has been discussed in this course? ii. How does it inform your understanding of the issue? D. Using relevant research or diverse perspectives, assess how the chosen issue is impacting the target population. [IDS-402-06]
III. Plan: For this part of the project, you will offer recommendations and a plan to improve the issue, as well as strategies for implementing your plan. A. Explain the goals of your plan. What are the specific goals you are trying to accomplish with your plan? [IDS-402-04] B. Make recommendations for how the current issue could be addressed in order to minimize its impact on the target population. Think of specific strategies or tactics that you could implement to address the issue. [IDS-402-04] C. Consider the implications of social attitudes and individual choices on lifelong health and wellness. If you were in charge of addressing your chosen issue, what challenges would you face when implementing your plan? How would you address those challenges? Support your answer with relevant research or diverse perspectives. [IDS-402-06] D. Explain the strengths of your plan and why it is likely it would be successful. [IDS-402-04]
IV. Conclusion: For this part of the project, you will conclude your presentation by examining the role of wellness in society and how it influences aspects of culture and the individual. A. Using the four lenses, explain how issues in wellness impact modern society. [IDS-402-02] B. Using the four lenses, explain how your selected topic has or has not shaped your idea of wellness. [IDS-402-02] C. Explain how the various components of wellness influence both your personal and professional contexts. Consider how the components of wellness impact the day-to-day responsibilities or questions faced by practitioners in your field or discipline. [IDS-402-01] D. Reflecting on the research you did for this project and the diverse perspectives presented in this course, assess how changing attitudes, choices, and behaviors have the potential to improve personal and societal wellness. [IDS-402-06]
V. Presentation: Throughout your presentation, you will be assessed on your ability to use effective multimedia communication skills to deliver your message to your audience. A. Construct your presentation in a way that ensures the oral narration and visual elements are logically organized in order to convey your message to your audience. [IDS-402-05] B. Provide supporting evidence in your presentation to articulate the importance of the chosen issue and the goals of the plan. Make sure you include citations in appropriate APA or MLA format. [IDS-402-05] C. Select multimedia elements to logically flow with your presentation to articulate the importance of the chosen issue and the goals of your plan. [IDS-402-05] i. Did you emphasize key ideas in your oral component? ii. Do your multimedia elements logically flow with the accompanying presentation?
Guidelines for Submission: Your multimedia presentation (10 slides minimum) with audio elements must be accompanied by 6 to 8 pages of speaker notes. The notes should be submitted in a Word document with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. The length of this presentation (including all audio elements) should be 8 to 12 minutes. Include a minimum of three relevant resources and cite them according to APA or MLA style.