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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDC 359A Infants and Toddlers
U1J 2010 DN
B.A. Special Education/Recreation Ottawa University - Ottawa, KSM.A. Curriculum and Instruction University of Missouri - Kansas City
June 7 - July 30, 2010
5:30 - 8:00 PM
EDC 220 or EDC 222
Gonzalez-Mena J. & Widmeyer Eyer D. (2009). Infants, Toddlers, and
Caregivers 8th ed.
New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Gandini, L. & Pope Edwards, C. eds. (2001). Bambini. The Italian
Approach to Infant/Toddler Care. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Gonzalez-Mena, J., (2007). Diversity in Early Care and Education
Honoring Difference 5th ed.
New York, NY:
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Educational Philosophy: Educational Philosophy:
instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness through
writings, observations, dialogs, internet and websites, helping students
to integrate learning from EDC359A with a first hand, supervised field
experience in an infant/toddler classroom. Projects and assignments
from EDC359A in conjunction with assignments and experience at the practicum
site provide the opportunity to assimilate teacher knowledge, skills and
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Assessment will be from class projects, small group and individual participation in class discussion.
b. Each night one student will assist me by scoring fellow students on their participation. I call these weekly helpers my "worthy assistants". Assignments as worthy assistant will be made during orientation night. The worthy assistant will maintain the discussion involvement tally sheet. (I'll hand it out in class). The worthy assistant will earn up to 10 points for the essay/discussion session, not from attendance/discussion involvement but by maintaining an accurate tally of discussion participation and by submitting a 1-2 page synopsis of the major ideas in the chapters to be discussed in class.
c. In formatting the synopsis paper, use Times New Roman 12 font, double space with left alignment. Include your name and date. This should be completed and turned in to me in prior to class the night that you are the worthy assistant. It is vital that my worthy assistant keep an accurate record of class participatin in the discussion. Grades hinge in large part upon this record. So, be attentive. The night you are my assistant bring your copy of the score sheet to class and give it to me immediately after class (DO NOT TAKE IT HOME!)
So, come prepared to join in discussion. Try to know and reflect upon the main ideas in the chapters before we meet for class. You'll receive 4 points for coming to class (Should you leave the class early, you will receive only 2 points.) and up to 6 more points for class involvement. You can, therefore, earn up to 10 points for each class.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Candidates must follow the criteria outlined and abide by the due dates for each project. Late submissions are accepted only with prior approval from the professor. TWENTY percent of the total points (for the project only) may be deducted if the professor accepts the paper as a late submission. Teacher Candidates may submit papers on time even if absent from class by sending with a friend, e-mailing or sending through digital dropbox. It is the teacher candidate's responsibility to contact the professor prior to due date if they do not understand the criteria for the assignments as explained.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Candidates are required to read the textbook chapters in order to participate in class discussions and small group activities. Small group work and on-line discussion board includes dialogue and problem solving throughout the semester. Individual teacher candidates may receive partial points for class participation and interaction. The class projects are based on contents covered in the text and class dialogue. When engaging in on-line discussion board, you must enter responses on-time for any credit at all. Critical thinking is required.
Course calendar with assignments/due dates will be distributed on the first day of class.
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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 .
Additional Information:The course is taught in a "hybrid" fashion (on-line and face to face) and participation is essential to complete the course requirements. Full participation is required in each class period whether it is on-line or in class.
Attachments:Discussion Tally SheetProject Packet
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