EDU 203 Educational Psychology
FA 2006 HOB
Lunsford, Kathryn L.
B. A.M. Ed.
August 21--December 16
8:30 - 9:50 AM
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This course guides the student to apply the fundamental principles of psychology to the teaching-learning process.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy centers on interactive teaching/learning based on varied teaching strategies using readings, quizzes, dialogues, presentations, tests, internet sources, and writings. The instructor will encourage each learner in the exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Student learning will be assessed by way of a Final Multimedia Presentation with accompanying written, researched support; tests & written assignments; and daily in-class interaction. A cautionary: Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize, though, that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink, hard drives crash, flash drives and disks refuse to perform and email attachments do not arrive. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk and hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
A = 100% - 90% C = 70% - 79%
B = 80% - 89% D = 60% - 69%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students may hand in missed work for the two absences within the term of enrollment by student-initiated arrangement with the instructor. Work missed for absences beyond 2 must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but the grade drops by one letter grade per day received beyond date due. No makeup tests will be available.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Enthusiastic, considered interaction among the members of this classroom learning community, and any guests who may come into it, is encouraged. This interaction will be always with an attitude of respect and support
Introductions, Teacher Decision Making and Teacher Development; Learning Preference Inventories.
Counseling Office Staff, Guest Speaker on MBTI results
DUE: Essay-Your Personal Learning Preferences
Test #1 Chapters 1 – 4 Human Development: Cognitive, Linguistic, Self, Social and Moral; Group differences
Kick-off Research for Final Multimedia Presentation
DUE: Deconstructed E.Q. to begin Research
Test #2 Chapters 6 –8 Learning Process
Test #3 Chapters 9 & 10 Learning Theory
Nov 1 & 3
Final Presentation Conferences (schedule appointment)
Test #4 Chapters 5; 13-14 Instructional Strategies
DUE: Summary of Research + Annotated Bibliography & Works Cited
Test #5 Chapter 11 & 12 Motivation Theory
Chapters 15-16 Assessment Strategies
Dec 6 & 8
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90The student's first two absences are excused.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:8/18/2006 11:12:53 PM