PS 407 Field Placement in Psychology
UU 2012 HOA
Cowley, Brian J.
Professor of Psychology
B.S. - Psychology - Utah State UniversityM.S. - Behavior Analysis and Therapy - Southern Illinois University at CarbondalePh.D. - Developmenatl and Child Psychology - University of Kansas
Mabee 225B - Parkville
June 4, 2012 through July 29, 2012
major in psychology, permission of the instructor, and junior or senior standing. Variable credit: 3-6 hours.
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is based on bringing the student to the table for critical thinking. A variety of teaching methods are employed according to the learning objectives and the available environmental setting. Students will be required to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate topics about the history of psychology.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The Core Assessment for the course is a Reflection Essay Exam. This reflection essay exam will be written during your proctored final exam. Students should have filled out the proctor form and made arrangements for testing during Week 8. Students will have 2 ½ hours to complete an open book/open notes (journal notes from course- for example) reflection essay exam.
The purpose of the summary reflection essay is for students to critically think about their field experience in relation to the core learning outcomes. A reflection essay should take into account their prior educational experiences in psychology, and reflect on each of the eight core learning objectives. The field placement reflection essay exam (core assessment) is worth 31 points distributed as follows (students should examine the full rubric for more clarification/detail on grading criteria):
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Discussion/ Approval of placement site with supervising professor.
Contact organization and discuss field placement guidelines.
Organization sends an acknowledgment letter to supervising professor.
Begin / maintain a journal to document the number of hours served and experiences
throughout your field placement. (Please record the tasks performed and your evaluation of them.
(The journal is supposed to be reflective.)
Complete 135 hours (3 cr.); 270 hours (6 cr.)
Organization sends a completion letter to professor. This letter should also include an evaluation of performance.
Submit field placement journal
Submit Reflection paper (6-8 pages). This is due no later than the last day of regular classes for the term enrolled.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Any assignment turned in after the date it is due will be given up to half credit for that assignment as negotiated with your instructor. No course materials will be accepted after the last class meeting.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: All materials are due by July 29, 2012.
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