EDU/PSY 3327 - Child Growth and Development 

Fall 2008

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Use the class calendar to keep up with readings and other assignments.

Date

Topics

Readings

Scaffolds

Assignments
Sept. 3 Introduction . Course materials: Syllabus; Website, Calendar  
Sept. 5 The Questions Newsweek 9/7/98: "Do Parents Really Matter," a review of Judith Rich Harris' The Nurture Assumption, by Sharon Begley.  
Sept. 8 The Research Study

Course Reading

Project portfolio: criteria; project rubric
Literature for Children Children's Literature Anthologies (due October 15) .
Sept. 10 Early Theories Crain Chapter 1

Student-Selected Reading

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Sept. 12 Early Theories Crain Chapter 1

Student-Selected Reading

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Sept. 15 Early Theories Crain Chapter 1

Student-Selected Reading

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Sept. 17 Gesell Maturationism Crain Chapter 2

Student-Selected Reading

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Sept. 19 Gesell Maturationism Crain Chapter 2

Student-Selected Reading

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Sept. 22 Werner Crain Chapter 5

Student-Selected Reading

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Sept. 23 A.I.R.(Authors, Illustrators, and Readers): Claire and Monte Montgomery, children's book authors 9:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Media Center

   
Sept. 24 Werner Crain Chapter 5

Student-Selected Reading

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Sept. 26 Werner Crain Chapter 5

Student-Selected Reading

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Sept. 29 Montessori Crain Chapter 4

Student-Selected Reading

Introduction / Guidelines for Observation Journals

Introduction / Guidelines for Research Studies 

Criteria 
Proposal
Annotated Bibliography
Data Collection
Paper
Presentation
Rubric
Team Assessment Form

 

  • Research Study Presentation Dates MUST be Scheduled by this date
Oct. 1 Montessori Crain Chapter 4

Student-Selected Reading

Introduction / Guidelines for Observation Journals

Introduction / Guidelines for Research Studies 

Criteria 
Proposal
Annotated Bibliography
Data Collection
Paper
Presentation
Rubric
Team Assessment Form
 
Oct. 3 Piaget Crain Chapter 6

Student-Selected Reading

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Oct. 6 Piaget Crain Chapter 6

Student-Selected Reading

 
  • Proposal Due
Oct. 8 Piaget Crain Chapter 6

Student-Selected Reading

Oct. 10 Piaget Crain Chapter 6

Student-Selected Reading

  • HFN visitation (Observation #3)
  • Observation Journal Entry #1 (Alyssa) due
Oct. 13 Piaget Crain Chapter 6

Student-Selected Reading

   
Oct. 15 Kohlberg and Gilligan Crain Chapter 7

Student-Selected Reading

  • HFN visitation (Observation #3)
 
Oct. 17 Fall Reading Day Have Fun!!  
  • Data Collection and Analysis of data must be completed by this date
Oct. 20 Kohlberg and Gilligan Crain Chapter 7

Student-Selected Reading

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Oct. 22 Kohlberg and Gilligan Crain Chapter 7

Student-Selected Reading

   
Oct. 24 Kohlberg and Gilligan Crain Chapter 7

Student-Selected Reading

 
  • Midterm Exam Due
Oct. 27 Vygotsky Crain Chapter 10

Student-Selected Reading

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Oct. 29 Vygotsky Crain Chapter 10

Student-Selected Reading

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Oct. 31 Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner Crain Chapter 8

Student-Selected Reading

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Nov. 2 Erikson and Marcia/Movie Media Center 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.  
Nov. 3 Bandura Crain Chapter 9

Student-Selected Reading

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  • Draft of Paper due

Nov. 5 Bandura Crain Chapter 9

Student-Selected Reading

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Nov. 7 Research Studies Art L. & Sean O. PowerPoint

Handout

 
Nov. 10 Research Studies Katie M. &
Theresa M.
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Nov. 12 Research Studies Courtney P. &
Matt H.
   
Nov. 14 Research Studies Colleen A. .  
Nov. 17 Research Studies Mrs. K .
  • Complete Research Study Portfolio Due

Nov. 19 Research Studies Ryan C. & Adriane S. .  
Nov. 21 Research Studies Drew H. & Justin M. . .
Nov. 24 Research Studies Kat R.

Catherine P.

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Nov. 26 TBA TBA . .
Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving . .
Dec. 1 TBA Rachel F. & Christi D. . .
Dec. 3 Research Studies Micah G. & Jordan G.

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Dec. 5 Research Studies Daniel A.

Martin L.

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  • Observation Journals Due

Dec. 8 Gaining Perspective .

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Dec. 10 Gaining Perspective

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Exam Final Exam Resources TBA

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  • N.B. Because the use of technology and computer networks has become commonplace for competitive professional work in education/psychology, this course will utilize the World Wide Web ("WWW" or "the Web") for research, guidance and presentation of selected materials. Students should regard Web exploration as part of the research that supports the course. In addition to reading from the Web, more traditional reading will also be used to frame course work and discussion.