PS 205 Child Psychology
F1Z 2010 ML
Bevars, Bobbie K.
BS – Elementary/Special EducationMS – Education/CounselingMT State Certified Family Support Specialist for Early Intervention Services
August 16 through 10 October 2010
--T-R--Sat (3 classes)
5:00 - 7:30 PM
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Minimum Duration of Observation/Interview
Prenatal Development and Birth
The First 2 Years
The Play Years
The School Years
Public Policy – Child Development
Views of Child Development in different cultures.
The observation can occur in any setting where children can be found. Each student needs to make an arguable claim (thesis statement) that will be the central theme of this research paper. They will then use the observations, class discussions, and literature as evidence to support their arguable claim. Each student will have to focus on the five different developmental periods, public policy, and cultural influences on development as they apply to their arguable claim. The 3 hours used for the observations need to be recorded in a student developed observation sheet. Each paper will need to have the completed observation sheets attached as an appendix. The paper will need to be double spaced. The paper will need to use APA style when citing references and will need an APA style references list. The paper will need to have 7 references including the textbook. 3 of the 7 references will need to be empirically based research reports from a refereed professional journal. The student will need to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate these observations and the literature that they have cited. They will propose a plausible developmental research question based on their observations. They will then suggest a possible developmental research design that they could use to investigate the research question and discuss why that design was selected. The research questions and design section needs to be a small part of the paper and does not need to be the central theme of the paper. It needs to be a seamless part of the paper and not a separate section. The paper will be worth up to 300 points. To see what is required and how the points will be distributed, see the rubric below and the Core Assessment Rubric at the end. See the graphic below for a list of paper requirements.
Research Paper Requirements
Differences and similarities between the 7 topic areas are outlined in comparison with the literature.
7 or more references are used from the literature. These references provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined. Three of the references are empirical reports from a scientific journal.
Each paper consistently uses developmental terms appropriately with less than 5 errors.
The research paper contains the following sections: APA citations, Introduction, Analysis, Conclusion, and APA formatted references page.
A student created graph (not a copy of someone else’s graph) is included to make a point to arguer for your arguable claim.
The student develops a plausible research question that is a natural extension of the literature reviewed in the paper. This does not have to be the major theme of the paper, but should be included seamlessly in the paper.
The research paper will also include the following: Focus (arguable claim, original idea, & clear controlling idea), Development (full discussion, smooth style, & personal experiences), Organization (smooth transitions, clear paragraphing, & logical sequence of topics), Mechanics (proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling).
The research paper identified cultural variations found in adult development in relation to the first four topic areas.
The research paper identified public policy issues that affect the first four topic areas.
PS205-Core Assessment Rubric
Exceeds Expectation (2)
Meets Expectation (1)
Does Not Meet Expectation (0)
Analysis & Evaluation Outcomes - 1, 2, 5
Compared and contrasted 5-6 topic areas and corresponding literature. 9 or more references from the literature. The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper. Three of the references should be empirical and refereed research articles.
Compared and contrasted 3-4 topic areas and corresponding literature. 7-9 references from the literature. The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper. Three of the references should be empirical and refereed research articles
Compared and contrasted 1-2 topic areas and corresponding literature. 1-4 reference(s) from the literature. The student cited references that provide evidence from the literature on the topic being examined in the research paper.
Application Outcomes - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Research paper identified public policy issues and culture variations in views of adult development in the first 4 topic areas.
Research paper identified public policy issues and culture variations in views of adult development in 2-3 of the first 4 topic areas.
Research paper identified public policy issues and culture variations in views of adult development in one of the first 4 topic areas.
Whole Artifact Outcome - 5
The research paper meets expectations while including a student developed graphic or table.
The research paper contains the following sections: APA citations, Introduction, Analysis, Conclusion, and APA formatted references page. The research paper will also include the following: Focus (arguable claim, original idea, & clear controlling idea), Development (full discussion, smooth style, & personal experiences), Organization (smooth transitions, clear paragraphing, & logical sequence of topics), Mechanics (proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling).
The research paper contains the following sections: Cover page, Abstract – summary of Project, Introduction, Analysis, Conclusion, APA formatted references page.
Quizzes: 10% (10x5= 50 points)
Applications: 10% (5x10 = 50 points)
Observation: 20% (4x25= 100 points)
Research Paper: 30% 300 points)
Presentation: 10% 50 points)
Final Exam: 20% 100
650 points possible
Grading: 90% and above = A (585-650 points)
80%-89% = B (520-584 points)
70%-79% = C (455-583 points)
60%-69% = D (390-454 points)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will be accepted only with prior approval and may be subjected to point loss.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class decorum will be guided by the reasonable person rule. No academic topic is exempt from discussion and any personal bias may be entertained so long as it is related to the course and is presented with respect for all. Discussions and discourse are encouraged when topic related; disruptions of the learning environment, however, will not be allowed.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Aug 17: Introductions
Expectations of classroom
Explanation of observation/interview requirements (Core Assessment)
Explanation of Saturday classes
Review of parkonline drop box requirement (Chapter/Study Guide assignments)
Chapter 1 Lecture/Discussion– Please read prior to class!
Assignment: Read Chapters 3 & 4; Application 1
Aug 19: The Beginnings
Chapters 3-4 Lecture/Discussion
Application Assignment 1 due/discussion
Assignment: Read Chapters 5,6 and 7 for next week; Application 2
Week 1 quiz
Aug 21: Tour Benefis East Campus Neonatal Intensive Care Unit*
Observation Interview Birth to 36 months
Assignment: NICU/ Birth to 36 months Summary due no later than 1159 (midnight) 27 August
Aug 24: The First Two Years
Chapters 5 & 6 Lecture/Discussion
Application Assignment 2 due/discussion
Assignment: Application 3
Aug 26: The First Two Years cont
Chapters 6 (cont. if necessary) & 7 Lecture/Discussion
Application Assignment 3 due/discussion
Assignment: Read Chapters 8, 9, & 10 for next week, Application 4
Week 2 quiz
Aug 28: Observation/Interview for the Play Years*
(i.e.: Early Head Start/QLC/YPEP/Day Care/Fam. Connection)
Assignment: The Play Years Summary due no later than 1159 (midnight) 3 Sept
Aug 31: Early Childhood (The Play Years)
Chapters 8 & 9 Lecture/Discussion
Application Assignment 4 due/discussion
Assignment: Application 5
Sept 2: Early Childhood cont
Chapters 9 (cont. if necessary) & 10 Lecture/Discussion
Application Assignment 5 due/discussion
Assignment: Read Chapters 11, 12 & 13 for next week, Application 6
Week 3 quiz
Sept 7: Middle Childhood (The School Years)
Chapters 11 & 12 Lecture/Discussion
Application Assignment 6 due/discussion
Assignment: Application 7
Sept 9: Middle Childhood cont
Chapters 12 (cont. if necessary) & 13 Lecture/Discussion
Application Assignment 7 due/discussion
Assignment: Read Chapters 14, 15 & 16 for next week, Application 8
Week 4 quiz
Sept 11: Observation/Interviews for the School and Adolescent Years*
(i.e.: Grades 1-6; Middle and High Schools, Boys and Girls Club; Youth Center)
Assignment: The School and AdolescentYears Summaries due no later than 1159 (midnight) 17 September
Sept 14: Adolescence
Chapters 14 & 15 Lecture/Discussion
Application Assignment 8 due/discussion
Assignment: Application 9
Sept 16: Adolescence & Emerging Adulthood cont
Chapters 15 (cont. if necessary) & 16 Lecture/Discussion
Application Assignment 9 due/discussion
Assignment: Application 10; Research Papers DUE 21 Sept
Week 5 quiz
Sept 21: Research presentations
Sept 23: Research presentations and/or Review
Sept 28: Final
Sept 30: No Class*
Oct 2: No Class*
Oct 5: No Class*
*Due to the fact I will be leaving for Hawaii September 29 (tickets purchased last year) we will not be having class Sept 30, Oct 2 and 5th. Instead, I have scheduled 3 Saturday classes to ensure Park requirements are met.
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