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TextbookCourse ObjectivesCourse RequirementsHuman Development in Adolescence Educational Psychology 321 Online 3 credits, Fall 2020 Instructor Amy Bellmore, PhD Email: [email protected] Virtual meetings by appointment Teaching Assistant Brooke Wollner Email: [email protected] Virtual meetings by appointment Textbook Steinberg, L. (2019). Adolescence (12th ed.). Stamford, CT: McGraw-Hill. ISBN13: 9781260058895 • For this course, we will be using McGraw-Hill Education Connect® Access for Steinberg’s Adolescence, 12e. Digital access to Connect was included in your tuition as a course fee, so please follow the registration steps “IA Connect + Canvas Registration” to get access to the digital textbook and homework assignments. You will access the Connect content directly from Canvas. • If you’d like a print version of the textbook, the University Book Store is carrying loose-leaf print copies which can be purchased out-of-pocket for a reduced price. • This book is also on reserve in Merit Library. Please be sure to get the 12th edition. • For any and all Technical Support or questions, you must contact the McGraw-Hill Customer Experience Group directly at (800) 331-5094. Please save this number and be sure to get your case number for future reference if you call the CXG (Customer Experience) line. Course Objectives This course is designed to help you gain basic knowledge of how adolescents learn and grow. We'll address physical, cognitive, social, and emotional maturational processes, as well as a variety of other factors. We have four main objectives: 1. To grow students’ general working knowledge of adolescent development and behavior. 2. To use this knowledge base to evaluate myths and misconceptions about adolescent development and behavior. 3. To acquaint students with social-scientific research to (a) recognize how our knowledge and understanding of adolescents grows and changes and (b) develop research-based explanations of adolescents' tendencies. 4. To analyze practical implications and applications of our knowledge for living and working with adolescents. Format: This online course is meant to fit the increasingly busy lives that we live in the 21st century. Each week, you will find a predictable framework: create, discuss, assess, reflect, connect. Proceeding through each of these in order, you'll have assignments due on specific days. You can complete assignments any time before the deadline, working ahead on many parts of the course if necessary. Course Requirements Your course grade will be based on individual performance on 12 quizzes, various written assignments, and other interactive/individual assignments. Quiz questions come from the textbook. Written work is evaluated on content, connection to theories and research, and grammar (see rubrics). Much of the work that you will complete in this class depends on the textbook reading that you will have to complete each week. We provide a “Getting Started” week to help you get familiar with Canvas.* Note: The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments to the syllabus at her discretion. Assignments Readings: You will read most of the textbook over the semester. Engagement and comprehension will be assessed via the integrative text and comprehension tool through McGraw Hill. Be sure to register to “IA Connect + Canvas Registration” as detailed above in the Required Text section. E-Text Practice: For each chapter, the e-text will provide opportunities to see what you’ve learned through “practice” questions. Students will need to complete all the questions as prompted to earn points for readings. "Create" assignments: In most of the weeks, you'll create something. How this assignment looks may vary, though it will usually involve an initial discussion post. “Create” assignments will often be the foundation for “Discuss” and “Reflect” assignments. "Discuss" assignments: In small groups, you'll discuss each week's topic by commenting on your group members’ ideas. To receive full credit each week, you’ll need to reply to every group member. Your groups will be randomly assigned, and part of each week's grade will stem from replying to each person in your group. "Assess" assignments: You will complete one quiz for each chapter we read (12 total). The format of each quiz will vary. You'll also engage in self-evaluation at the end of the course. "Reflect" assignments: Every week, you'll reflect on your learning in writing. This is meant to help you develop practical applications of and personal connections to our course content. “Connect” assignments: You will complete two assignments that require you to connect he course material to 1) the lived lives of teens as expressed in the media and 2) differing view points from the text. Lecture: To be sensitive to the time that you put into reading and assignments, this course has minimal "lecturing." Some weeks will have videos for you to watch. The videos may be a description of the week and its content; others will be research- or topic- related to grow your understanding of the content in your textbook. Points Available Chapter Readings (12 @ 10 points): 120 points Weekly Discussions (5 points/week total, 12 discussions): 60 points Weekly Reflections (5 points/week total, 6 @ 5 points, 2 @ 10 points): 50 points Weekly Quizzes (12 @ 5 points): 60 points Teens in the Media (due Week 10): 50 points Critiques of the Text (due Week 15): 50 points Comprehensive Self-Evaluation: 50 points Total available points: 440 Research Participation Requirement In order to receive a grade in this course, you are required to complete 3 hours of research participation. Information about how to do this is described below. If you do not complete these credit hours, you will receive an incomplete in the course.What Grade Will I Earn? Letter Grade Points needed to earn letter grade* Approximate percentage A 413 – 440 94 – 100% AB 391-412 89 – 93% B 369-390 84 – 88 % BC 347-368 79 – 83 % C 308-346 70 – 78 % D 264-307 60 – 70 % F 0 – 396 <60 % Please note that the grade you earn will be based on points, not percentages. • You must also earn your 3 research credits. Extra Credit The following are the only opportunities that will be available for Extra Credit (7 points total at a maximum). There are


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