PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
S2M 2007 CH
Andrews, Claude ("Tweetybird")
B. A., M. Div., M. Ed., Ph. D. work ("A. B. D.")for other information, location, and particulars, see bio-sketch attached.
Home office: 147 Hoop Pole Creek Drive, Atlantic Beach, N. C.
Individually arranged time and place as needed
252-407-1485 ("blind" pager--may leave very brief message or dial in number with area code.)
Since Tweetybird is subject to be anywhere in the state, the pager is the best way for contacting him. If you do not wish him to call you at "all hours," let him know of your own time frame.
----please e-mail both addresses when making contact
Spring II, March 19-May 13, 2007
19:30 - 22:00 (7:30-10:00 PM)
none required, although PS 101 and good writing skills would be helpful
Textbook: Papalia, Diane E.; Sterns, Harvey L.; Feldman, Ruth Duskin; and Camp, Camerson J. ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Additional resources and readings will be cited as we proceed through the class The internet pages below list the APA style references that may be used for work that is to be presented in this class:
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Educational Philosophy: The educational philosophy Tweetybird uses in this course is one of class interactivity based on the following: weekly journaling, stimulus materials that he and the students will be presenting, readings, story-telling, student papers/presentations, videos, and possible guest speakers. Our learning experience is not only individual, but also group oriented. Everyone contributes and has the opportunity to learn from each other. The student grades are dependent upon mastery of the material AND making use of it for life-long learning and living. The student will not be "graded" upon his/her opinion, if well developed, but on how well the student uses the learning experience. There is a LOT of reading for this class--so please keep up the reading between classes. Remember the "mini-semester" philosophy--each class is the equivalency of a regular one-hour class meeting three times per week for one full semester. Please note that not all material may be directly covered in formal class presentations, but the student is responsible for the basic content of the readings. Another further note: given Tweetybird's background in private practice as well as his consultation and direct service with public safety and consulting with many other organizations, he has many varied experiences and "war stories" that illustrate many of the issues that are germane to the class. Given the issues of professional confidentiality as well as HIPPA laws, the illustrations he uses have been heavily disguised to protect anonymity and confidentiality. The illustrations may have the feel of "reality" because the situations are based on "real life."
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Research Paper. Each student will conduct five 3 hour observations/interviews with adults in various stages of their development. One topic area will be about the view of aging in different cultures in and out of the United States. The following table will show what stages will be required:
Minimum Duration of Observation/Interview
Public Policy - Adult Development
Views of Adult Development in different cultures.
These observations can occur in any setting where adults can be found. When interviewing, be sure to have your questions developed before the interview. Each student will be required to write a paper that will be an analysis of their observations. Each paper will need to have the observation sheets and interview questions and their responses attached as appendixes. The 3 hours used for the observation and interview need to be recorded. Each paper will need to be double spaced. Each paper will need to use APA style when citing references and will need an APA style references list. Each paper will need to have 7 references including the textbook. 3 of the 7 references will need to be empirically based research reports from a refereed professional journal. The student will need to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate these observations and the literature that they have cited. Each student will need to identify research question based on their observations and literature search. They will propose a plausible developmental research design for the research question and discuss why that design was selected. The paper will be worth up to 300 points. To see what is required and how the points will be distributed, see the Core Assessment Rubric at the end.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Late Submission of Course Materials: If material is submitted late, one letter-grade is counted off of the original grade for each class late. If an exam is missed, it must be made up within two classes after missing. The student needs to plan ahead and let Tweetybird know, if for some reason he/she will be absent--and he is willing to work with the student.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 87Thus, academic honesty and appropriate use of other people's ideas are expected of students at all times. Remember, your word is your bond as so signed in the student educational contract (see attachment).
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
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 .
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