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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDU 203 Educational Psychology
F2T 2010 DL
Massey, Loretta Y.
Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology; MSW in Social Work; BS in Mass Communication and an Add- On in School Administration
5 PM - 9 PM Eastern Standard Time
704 - 607 - 3762
October 18 - December 12, 2010
Ormrod, Jeanne (2006). Educational Psychology. 6th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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The facilitator will engage the student's in a safe environment which fosters collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and self- reflection. The students will learn to apply newly learned theories and concepts of the subject at hand in real- world situations.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
E-Entries: E-entries are short essays to be completed weekly. In order to receive full credit for each week’s E-entry, you must respond to all of it’s components. More information about the E-entries can be found on the course website.
All E-entries MUST be submitted into the course website DROP BOX. Emailed and paper submissions will not be accepted. In addition, PLEASE do not submit your e-entry as an attachment! Simply type your submission directly into the Comment box within the drop box. If you are unfamiliar with the e-companion drop box, it is your responsibility to come see me for extra instruction. Waiting until the assignment is due to figure out that you need help will most likely be too late!
Threaded Discussions: Each week you will participate in a threaded discussion. As an active participant in the course, you must post an initial, one paragraph response or reflection to the topic or question posted. You must then respond at least two additional times throughout the week to comments made or questions posed by your professor or your classmates.
Homework Assignments: All homework assignments must be submitted into their proper drop box unless otherwise indicated. Assignments that are improperly submitted will not be graded.
Exams and Edited Exams: This course requires the completion of two exams, both of which can be viewed on the course website. As these exams also serve as essays for your teaching portfolio which is required for teacher certification in the state of Missouri, you are also responsible for editing both exams once they are returned.
Prospectus: To ensure that the subject of your final paper project is appropriate, you are responsible for submitting, by email, a short paragraph describing your topic. Until your topic is approved, I advise you to check your email often, as I may have questions or concerns that must be addressed before your topic is suitable. The prospectus is worth 10% of your final project grade and will not be awarded until your topic is approved.
A = 90% or more C = 70-79%
B = 80-89% D = 60-69%
E-Entries 5 at 20 points = 100 points %
Threaded Discussions 8 at 15 points = 120 points
Homework Assignments 3 at 20 points = 60 points
Quizzes 2 at 25 points = 50 points
Exams 2 at 40 points = 80 points
Individual Handout 1 at 40 points = 40
Final Project 300 points
Prospectus 30 points
Final Paper 180 points
Presentation/Handout 90 points
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Note:Assignments that are turned in incorrectly will not be accepted. Therefore, it is imperative that you learn to navigate the course website, that you complete assignments early, and that you reread the syllabus as necessary to ensure proper submission!
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Work: I do not accept late work. Because of the amount of work required for this class, I highly recommend you attack each assignment as soon as it is posted, allowing time for any technological “glitches” that might arise. Most assignments will be submitted through email or E-companion, however exceptions may be made on occasion if necessary (e.g. If your computer dies, you are more than welcome to submit a paper copy to me – as long as it is received on time).
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please adhere to school policy on respecting each other in the discussion forums and rules of attendance/participation.
(Due Sunday of Week it is Assigned)
Gregorc Style Delineator Information
Cognitive and Linguistic Development
Development of Self, Social Skills, and Morality
Ormrod, Chapters 2 & 3
Individual Differences/Special Needs
Inclusion and Learning
Ormrod, Chapters 4 & 5
Cognitive Psychology – How People Learn
Ormrod, Chapters 6 & 7
Skim Ormrod, Chapters 8, 9, & 10
Ormrod, Chapters 11 & 12
To be posted
Fear and Safety and Learning
Bullying and Learning
Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Final Presentations/ Projects
Ormrod, Chapter 14
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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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