School For Education Mission StatementThe School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.
School For Education Vision StatementThe 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.
Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDS 225 Psych of Education & Adolescence
FA 2010 HOA
Asst Professor, Chair, Middle & Secondary Education
To Be Announced
1:00 - 2:15 PM
McMahan, I. (2009). Adolescence. Boston, MA: Pearson
Additional Course readings will be supplemented
throughout the semester. These readings will be available on our course website
located in ECompanion.
Required:All Park University teacher candidates seeking
certification and licensure must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education’s
electronic portfolio system. As purchasing and accessing Foliotek is a
multi-step process, please follow these instructions:
1. Decide the Contract Period and fee for which you will be
paying. Minimally, you must purchase a contract which extends to the year you
expect to graduate, however some students purchase a contract extending one year
Per Student (Prepaid)
Per Student, Per Year
2. Send an email to Carol Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) with
the following information:
(Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, etc…)
Contract Period you wish to purchase
student identification number
3. Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an
email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase
your Foliotek contract.
receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information. You must then
send a final email to Carol Williams (email@example.com), requesting she
provide your current education professors and academic advisor (list them)
access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step!!
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: In a safe environment that
fosters collaboration, critical thinking, group and individual problem-solving
and especially reflection, all students learn to apply newly learned theories
and concepts of the subject at hand to the practice of teaching in a practical,
Student learning will be assessed by way of a final paper project;
two exams which correlate with Park University's School for Education portfolio
rubric and performance indicators; electronic essay assignments; two
presentations; regular quizzes; attendance and active participation in
activities and discussions.
In Addition, all Park University courses must include a core
assessment that measures the relevant Departmental Learning Outcomes. The
purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met
concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.
The core assessment for this course is the Term Paper and will account for 20%
of the total grade. This 8-10 page (not including the title and reference page)
double-spaced paper should be done in APA format and should include at least 8
professional references. The topic for this paper is at the student's
discretion as long as it is mentioned somewhere in the course textbook. It must
be approved by the instructor (e.g. to insure that it is neither too broad not
too narrow) so will need to be submitted by a date specified by the instructor.
order to succeed in this course, you must be minimally proficient in the use of
E-Companion. All E-Entries and Exams MUST be submitted through their respective
E-companion Drop Boxes, and grades will be updated regularly and available for
your viewing. All handouts and power point presentations will be available in
the Document Sharing section of the course website through E-Companion.
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
exams must be submitted into their respective drop boxes, and copies must be
brought to class on the indicated peer editing day. Exams turned in any other
way will not be accepted.
In order to receive credit for editing your exam, it must be uploaded to
FOLIOTEK by the due date! Late submissions will not be accepted.
Your final paper prospectus must be sent to me via the assigned drop box OR via
email. Until your topic is approved, I advise you to check your E-companion in
box and email often, as I may have questions or concerns that must be addressed
before your topic is approved.
Must be submitted in paper form
by the date indicated on the syllabus.
Presentations and Handouts: Must be uploaded to the Document Sharing section of
our course site, to allow your classmates to benefit from your work and
be completed either online through our course site or in class (as decided upon
by the professor) by the due date listed on the course schedule.
A = 920 - 1000 C
= 760 - 839
B = 840 - 919 D
= 680 – 759
E-Entries (x8) 15%
= 150 pts
Exams (x2) 15%
= 150 pts
Edited Exams (x2) 5% = 50 pts
Peer Editing (x2) 5% = 50 pts
Quizzes 5% = 50 pts
Individual Presentation & Handout 10%
= 100 pts
= 250 pts
Final Project 20%
= 200 pts
= 10 pts
= 10 pts
= 120 pts
& Handout 30%
= 60 pts
TOTAL = 1000 pts
Late Submission of Course Materials:
With the exception of exams and the final paper, 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: Pair and group discussions
are a crucial component of our class. In order for these conversations to be as
fruitful as possible, you are expected to be respectful of one another, open to
your colleagues' ideas and perspectives, and ready to talk about given topics
in a professional manner.
Pass out 411 Sheets
Due 8/19 in class: 411 Sheet
Learning, Leading, & Teaching Styles à la Gregorc
Cognitive & Linguistic Development
Discuss DESE website assignment
Missouri GLEs & Alignment with Cognitive Ability
Due 8/26 (midnight): E-Entry #1
Due /26 in class: DESE assignment
McMahon, Ch. 1 & 2
The Science of Adolescent Development , Development of
Self, Social Skills, and Morality
Identity, Emotions, Intimacy & Personality
McMahon, Ch. 3, 11, 12
Individual Differences & Special Needs
Due 9/9 (midnight): E-Entry #2
Discuss EXAM #1
Individual Presentations on Disabilities & Teaching
Due: Individual Presentations & Handouts
Gender Differences & Brain Research
Due 9/23 (midnight): E-Entry #3
McMahon, Ch. 8, 9, 10
EXAM #1 – Peer Evaluation/Feedback
Due 9/28: EXAM #1 (bring a copy to class & submit a
copy to the EXAM 1 Drop Box)
McMahon Ch. 4
Cognitive Psychology – How People Learn
Cognitive Psychology – Continued
Discuss FINAL PROJECT
Discuss RESEARCH SYNTHESIS ASSIGNMENT
Due 10/7 (midnight): E-Entry #4
NO CLASS – FALL BREAK
Discuss EXAM #2
Intelligence/ Intelligence Theory
Due 10/19 in class: Research Synthesis Assignment
Due 10/21 (midnight): E-Entry #5
Motivation/ Motivation Theory
McMahon, Ch. 9
Due 10/29: Prospectus of Final Project (MUST BE APPROVED
BY THIS DATE IN ORDER TO EARN FULL POINTS)
Fear & Safety: Affects on Learning
Due 10/28 (midnight): E-Entry #6
EXAM #2 – Peer Evaluation/Feedback
Due 11/9: EXAM #2 (bring a copy to class & submit a
copy to the EXAM 2 Drop Box)
McMahon, Ch. 13 & 14
Due 11/18 (midnight): E-Entry #7
Creating a Positive Learning Environment – Classroom
Draw names for Final Presentation time
Putting it All Together
NO CLASS – THANKSGIVING
Due TUESDAY, 11/30 (midnight): EXAMS 1 & 2 must be
uploaded to FOLIOTEK
Due 12/2 (midnight): E-Entry #8
Due 12/7 (4:00 pm): FINAL PAPER – paper copy
turned in to Kasperbauer’s office
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 92-93Inappropriate paraphrasing and using others' ideas is a serious offense and does not represent the dispositions of a teacher candidate. Papers and assignments that are plagiarized in any way will receive an automatic “0” and students who choose to plagiarize will have an academic incident report filed in the SFE and may face further disciplinary action.
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 95-96As active participation is a course requirement, attendance is mandatory and worth 25% of your final grade. You will receive 10 point deductions for each of your first 2 absences and 15 point deductions for each additional absence. As I do not give excused absences, I recommend you save your absences for emergencies!
Arriving late to class makes it impossible for you to fully participate in the class and benefit from the entire lesson. For this reason, you will lose 5 participation points for arriving to class 10-20 minutes late and an additional 2 points for arriving more than 20 minutes late.
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 .I wish to fully include persons with disabilities in this course. If you have special circumstances that you believe may affect your performance in this course, please meet with me to make necessary accommodations that will enable you to fully participate. I will do my best to maintain complete confidentiality of nay information you share with me.
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