PS 121 Human Growth & Development
U1D 2010 DA
White, Norma A.
355 FSS/FSDE, Room 117
8:00 - 4:00 M-F
7 Jun - 1 Aug
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: Required: Newman, P. R. & Newman, M. N. (2009). Development through life: A psychosocial approach. Belmont CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Each student will write one research paper. Each student will conduct seven 1 hour observations with children, adolescents, and adults in various stages of their development. The following table will show what stages will be required:
Minimum Duration of Observation/Interview
The First Two Years
The Play Years
The School Years
These observations can occur in any setting where people can be found. 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 1 hour used for the observation and interview need to be recorded in your appendix. 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 3 references including the textbook. The student will need to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate these observations and the literature that they have cited. 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 RubricGrading: Item / Assignment Points Chapter quizzes (5 x 20) =100. Journal Submission (7 x 20) = 140. Core Assessment = 300. Generational Project = 150. Class presentation = 50. Observation/Interview Response (7x50) = 350. Comprehensive Final Exam = 110. Total Points Possible = 1200. A=1200-1080. B=1199-960. C=959-840. D=839-720. F-719-below.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students who are absent on dates when a major test is given will only be permitted to make up the test if they provide documentation for an excused absence (doctors’ note, court appearance receipt, etc. If a student is permitted to make-up a test, he/she must make it up the week the test was originally scheduled. Students will not be permitted to make-up missed quizzes.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. The time, effort, and expense required for adult learning demands adult behavior. 2. Please be on time, any student coming to class more than 20 minutes late or leaving more than 20 minutes before class ends will be considered unexcused for attendance purposes. 3. Attendance will be taken before class. 4. Please turn cell phones off or to silent mode before class begins. No cell phones allowed during exams or a zero will be given. 5. Students who are absent for reasons other than hospitalization, severe illness with doctor's note, deployment, or mandated service connected activities will be given an unexcused absence. All work will remain due no later than the required class or points will be deducted from grade regardless of attendance. If a student accumulates 3 or more unexcused absences their grade will be reduced one letter grade at the end of the term. 6. Work more than one week late will not be accepted.
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