PS 121 Human Growth and Development
U1T 2007 DL
Buckingham, Wm. Paul
Master of Social WorkLicensed Clinical Social WorkerBoard Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
San Angelo, Texas
June 04, 2007- July 29, 2007
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Educational Philosophy: I strongly believe in collaborative learning. My philosophy of teaching is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, discussions, examinations, web sites and videos. I strongly encourage each student to strive to reach his/her highest potential by reading, questioning, reviewing and discussing.
Minimum Duration of Observation/Interview
The First Two Years
The Play Years
The School Years
Course Grading Scale
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Each week's work must be completed by the due date for the assignment that week. The assignment due dates will be posted in the weekly announcements uder the course home dial. No credit will be received for work turned in after the week it was due., unless you have contacted me before the due date and explained any special circumstances. I will then decide whether the "special" circumstances are sufficient for late work. Late work is to be the exception and not a persistent pattern. There is no extra credit in this class, so it is important to complete the work during the time frame expected.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty, and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online class. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism. It is important no to take disagreement personally. Responses to different ideas and observations need to be objective. Being objective means maintaining boundaries and not making personal attacks on the ability of others or making statements that have the potential to be taken personally. An important part of online learning is discussion. Differences in thinking are good because our knowledge is broadened. Because we have differences, we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness which does not promote learning. Here are online references that discuss online writing http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html .
Week 1: Myth 1, 5-7, Quiz 1, 5-7, Observation/Interview, Topic, Did You Know?, & Return and Report Week 2: Myth 2, 8-10, Quiz 2, 8-10, Observation/Interview, Topic, Did You Know?, & Return and Report Week 3: Myth 3, 11-13, Quiz 3, 11-13, Observation/Interview, Topic, Did You Know?, & Return and Report Week 4: Myth 14-16, Quiz 14-16, Observation/Interview, Topic, Did You Know?, Return and Report, & Midterm Week 5: Myth 17-19, Quiz 17-19, Observation/Interview, Topic, Did You Know?, & Return and Report Week 6: Myth 20-22, Quiz 20-22, Observation/Interview, Topic, Did You Know?, & Return and Report Week 7: Myth 23-25, Quiz 23-25, Observation/Interview, Topic, Did You Know?, Return and Report, & Research Paper Week 8: Myth 4-Epilogue, Quiz 4-Epiilogue, Observation/Interview, Topic, Did You Know?, Return and Report, & Final
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 89-90
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