PS 121 Human Growth & Development
F1J 2011 IN
Washington, Donna J.
Master of Arts-PsychologyLicensed Masters Level Psychologist
By appointment only
August 15, 2011---October 9, 2011
5:30 - 9:50 PM
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Educational Philosophy: Partnering in a learning experience that will allow each student to explore and appreciate subject matter, I feel, is important to helping students grow. I will incorporate a variety of teaching techniques to include: readings, lectures, examinations, writings, interactive classroom discussions and group exercises to advance understanding and application of material. Members of the class will be expected to actively engage in the learning process through various activities and discussions.
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 RubricClass Assessment: The assessment of learning will be based on class participation, performance on examinations, core assessment and presentation. The class participation will include group discussions, attendance and being appropriately prepared for each class.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of work will be accepted only under special circumstances and will receive a deduction of points.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class attendance is part of your grade, so please attend class and be prompt. You are expected to participate in discussions and group work. You are expected to arrive in a timely fashion and remain for the duration of the class, unless other arrangements have been made with the instructor.
If you are going to miss a class, please make notification right away via e-mail or phone. If you do not notify the instuctor, you will receive an unexcused absence. Communications made after the class has been missed, will be left to the discretion of the instructor.
It is your responsibility to make up anything missed in the class. Always contact me if you have missed a class for any reason to determine what work will need to be done to make up missed participation points.
Make sure all cell phones and electronic devices are turned off during class.
Please respect all viewpoints of other students. There will group discussions and a potentional for differing opinions. Please be cognisant of others differences and their right to respectfully express their point of view.
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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