PS 222 Adult Development and Aging
S1Z 2007 ML
VanHook, Dennis G.
Senior Adjunct Professor
MSW, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker, Montana
Malmstrom AFB, MT
January 8 - March 11, 2007
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Hoyer, Adult Development & Aging, 5th edition, 2003, ISBN-0-697-36202-7
Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie, 1997, ISBN-0-7679-0592-X
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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:
Class assessment will be as follows:
Research Paper: 40%
F......59 & below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Written assignments are due on the date agreed and late assignments will not be accepted unless coordinated with the instructor first. Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding assignments made during any absence. Examinations not taken during regular scheduled dates will be of a different format from the normal examination.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to come to class prepared to discuss the readings and share their thoughts. Each student will be required to verbalize to the class what they found most interesting about the readings and what they did not agree with and why. Cell phones off! No chatting with your neighbor while anyone else is talking, this reduces your participation grade. Respect confidentiality, some students will share personal information. This information stays in the class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Chp 1 & Introduction, Video & “Tuesdays with Morrie” (TWM) readings Week 2: Chp 2, Video, TWM readings Week 3: Chp 3, Video, TWM readings, TOUR: Alzheimer's Unit-BSNC Week 4: Chp 4 & 5, TWM readings, MIDTERM EXAM Week 5: Chp 6, TWM readings, TOUR: The Lodge assisted living facility Week 6: Chp 10, TWM readings, TOUR: Hospice in-patient facility Week 7: Chp 11, Video Week 8: Chp 13, TOUR: Funeral Home, Week 9: FINAL EXAM & RESEARCH PAPER DUE
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Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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