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ED 532 Teaching and Learning: Theory into Practice
Lawrence, Dennis Patrick

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The School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.

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ED 532 Teaching and Learning: Theory into Practice


F1P 2007 DL


Lawrence, Dennis Patrick


Ed.D - Teacher Leadership

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Semester Dates

Fall 1 2007

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Author:Abbeduto, Leonard
Title: Taking Sides:  Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Educational Psychology, 4th Edition.
ISBN:  0073195103

Author:Jackson and Ormrod
Title: Case Studies:  Applying Educational Psychology
ISBN:  0135691206

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Course Description:
Current theories and research on the topics of learning, motivation, teacher thinking, and effective teachings are reviewed and updated. Classroom applications will be stressed; students must complete an application project in which they apply current theory in teaching and learning to an actual classroom problem. 3 cr.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Read and discuss literature and research on teaching and learning during class in a critically reflective manner.
  2. Understand the basic assumptions pertaining to the most influential theoretical perspectives in education and recognize the implications for current theory and practice by incorporating into application project.
  3. Apply theory and research in educational psychology to actual classroom practice in teacher research project.
  4. Appreciate the role that historical antecedents have in our understanding of both theory and practice in education as evidenced by participation grade.
  5. Construct and reflect upon personal connections, in class discussion, between theory and practice as they relate to motivating those with diverse learning styles.
  6. Model problem-solving for their present and future students as evidenced by teacher research project.

Core Assessment:


Assignment Points Each Course Total
Three Pro and Con Papers 100 300
Eight Weeks Participation 25 200
Final Exam 100 100

Total Points


Course Grading Scale - The grading scale will be traditional percentage.

Letter Grade        A       B         C       D     F
90-100 80-89







360-419 0- 418


Late Submission of Course Materials:

Submission of Late Work: Postings will not be accepted after date required but papers will be counted as 10% off each day they are late.

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 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26


Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26

Attendance Policy:

Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 28
Participation/Attendance:   Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  If you will be unable to participate in the online classroom due to medical reasons or employment-related demands including temporary duty, please contact me immediately to make arrangements.   The student is responsible for all missed work.   Any student failing to login to this online class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse, will be institutionally withdrawn (unofficially withdrawn) and notified by email that an "F" will be recorded.

In order for your online attendance to be properly tracked, you must login to your course and use the "Exit" button on the left-hand menu of your courses.  This part of your grade will account for 33% of your total grade.  (See also "Guidelines for On-Line Participation" above).

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