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ELM 200 Child and Early Adolescent Development and Psychology-GCU

ELM 200 Child and Early Adolescent Development and Psychology-GCU

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ELM 200 Full Course Latest-GCU

ELM 200 Week 1 Discussion Question 1-GCU

It has been suggested that the best prediction of a child’s learning is based on what they already know. Do you agree with this statement? What other factors do you think influence how a child learns?

 

ELM 200 Week 1 Discussion Question 2-GCU

What do you do to learn and remember the things that you read in your textbooks?  What do your teachers do to help you learn and remember course information? What retrieval cues do you provide for yourself?  Do you sometimes find yourself forgetting to do something because you did not give yourself a retrieval cue? Which of the recommendations presented in the assigned readings should minimize the likelihood of retrieval failure? Reconstruction error? Interference? Decay? Failure to store?

 

ELM 200 Week 2 Discussion Question 1-GCU

What is diversity in the sense of self development and social development? How do you think it influences a person’s positive social-developmental outcomes such as trust, moral development, and social competence?

 

ELM 200 Week 2 Discussion Question 2-GCU

Do you think your own social development will affect who you will be as a teacher? Explain why or why not.

 

ELM 200 Week 3 Discussion Question 1-GCU

Based on your reading, are children who reach developmental milestones (walking, talking) earlier than their peers the same ones who have higher academic ability in later years? Support your answer using the principles of physical, cognitive, and/or linguistic development with a specific example.

 

ELM 200 Week 3 Discussion Question 2-GCU

What strategies can teachers use to make socioeconomic differences between students less visible in the classroom? Which strategies will you apply in your future classroom?  Why?

 

ELM 200 Week 4 Discussion Question 1-GCU

How can parents and guardians foster English language and vocabulary development at home? How might this be affected if the parents’/guardians’ primary language is not English?

 

ELM 200 Week 4 Discussion Question 2-GCU

It has been said that the way we view the world is directly tied to the language we learn to describe it. What examples can you think of where language reflects culturally-based perspectives?

 

ELM 200 Week 5 Discussion Question 1-GCU

In J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998), schoolmaster Albus Dumbledore says, “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” (p. 333).  Interpret his statement in light of what you know about motivation.

 

ELM 200 Week 5 Discussion Question 2-GCU

What are some possible advantages of competition? What are some possible disadvantages of competition?  How do teachers and schools promote competition? How might teachers make classrooms less competitive? How might teachers increase students’ willingness to take risks in the classroom?

 

ELM 200 Week 6 Discussion Question 1-GCU

The textbook identifies several examples of primary and secondary reinforcers.  Can you think of other examples of primary reinforcers?  Of secondary reinforcers? What are possible advantages and disadvantages of using concrete reinforcers in the classroom?  In what situations might concrete reinforcers be the only effective reinforcers?

 

ELM 200 Week 6 Discussion Question 2-GCU

As a classroom teacher, what strategies might you use to minimize and/or extinguish potentially aggressive behavior in the classroom?

 

ELM 200 Week 7 Discussion Question 1-GCU

Researchers have identified several factors that lead to an increase in requests for help. How can teachers encourage students to seek help when they need it without encouraging students to be overly dependent on others?

 

ELM 200 Week 7 Discussion Question 2-GCU

Think about your own experiences as a student and classroom activities that were especially effective.  What aspects of those activities made them effective?  Provide one example each of when an expository instructional strategy, hands-on practice activity, and interactive and collaborative approach are appropriate in a classroom. For one of the examples, describe the activity you would create for your future classroom.

 

ELM 200 Week 1 Cognitive Development Table Assignment-GCU

Details:

For each component in the “Cognitive Development Table,” provide the definition, a practical example of the stage, and an activity or instructional strategy that could be used to support and/or assess learning in that stage.

GCU style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

ELM200_T1.CognitiveDevelopmentTable.docx

 

ELM 200 Week 2 Stages of Social Development Newsletter Assignment-GCU

Due Date: Aug 13, 2017 23:59:59       Max Points: 60

Details:

Select a grade level 1-8. Skim the national or state standards for that grade level. Draft a 500-750-word newsletter that could be sent home to parents describing five classroom activities/projects aligned to your selected grade level standards and explaining how those activities foster students’ long-term personal and social developmental goals. Provide concrete suggestions about how parents can foster progress toward the same personal and social goals at home.  Support your suggestions by referencing a specific theorist from the lectures and/or readings.

Include a minimum of three scholarly references.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

ELM 200 Week 3 Assignment Latest-GCU

Meeting the Developmental Needs of Students

Details:

Select a grade level 1-8. After reviewing the “Class Profile,” select five students for whom you will identify a specific need. When making your selections, be sure to address a variety of needs.

For each student, identify three practices to support his or her individual needs. Record the student name and practices in the “Individual Differences Table.”

In addition, include a 50-100-word rationale for choosing those practices for each student, with at least three scholarly references.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

ELM200_T3.IndividualDifferencesTable.docx

 

ELM 200 Week 4 PowerPoint on Language Development-GCU

Details:

Create a PowerPoint presentation on language development to be presented at a faculty meeting. In 10-15 slides, include the following:

The developmental stages in language from first to eighth grade;

The effect of cultural factors on language development with 3-5 specific examples; and

Three to five strategies teachers can use to adapt instruction for students with diverse language abilities and needs in ways that incorporate students’ unique experiences and cultural backgrounds.

Include a minimum of three scholarly references. Include a title slide, a references slide and presenter’s notes within your presentation.

Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

ELM 200 Week 5 Motivation Article Assignment-GCU

Due Date: Sep 03, 2017 23:59:59       Max Points: 80

Details:

In 500-750 words, create an article for a mock educational publication targeted for teachers of grade 1-8 students. Address the following in your article:

How student motivation can enhance performance with specific examples;

How intrinsic and extrinsic motivations differ with specific examples;

Factors that affect motivation with specific examples;

Descriptions of three developmentally appropriate strategies that can be used to help motivate students in the classroom; and

How teacher motivation affects student motivation with specific examples.

Include a minimum of three scholarly references.

Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin

 

ELM 200 Week 6 Behaviorism Scenarios Assignment-GCU

Due Date: Sep 10, 2017 23:59:59       Max Points: 70
Details:

Select five of the scenarios and, for each scenario, describe in 100-250-words how you would address the behavior. Include the following:

A strategy or strategies to reduce or eliminate the misbehavior citing behaviorist principles;

A motivational strategy or strategies you would you use; and

Specify when/if you will use continuous and intermittent reinforcement.

Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

ELM 200 Week 7 Assignment 1 Latest-GCU

Benchmark – Presentation on the Learning Process

Due Date: Sep 17, 2017 23:59:59       Max Points: 300

Details:

For this benchmark, you will create a PowerPoint presentation about the learning process for the parents of your students. Select a grade level 1-8 and one of the learning theories discussed in this course.

In a 12-15 slide PowerPoint presentation include the following:

Brief explanation of the learning theory you selected, including why you chose it;

Detailed explanation of how learning occurs, including students’ development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation, within the context of the chosen learning theory;

Detailed explanation of how individual learners have differences in development, approaches to learning, and performance;

Explanation of the role of families in promoting the intellectual, social, emotional, physical growth, and well-being of children, and;

Description of five simple things that families can do with their children to support their intellectual, social, emotional and/or physical growth and over-all well-being.

Support your information with a minimum of five scholarly references. Include a title slide, a references slide and presenter’s notes within your presentation.

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Submit this assignment to your instructor in LoudCloud.

 

ELM 200 Week 7 Assignment 2 Latest-GCU

Self-Efficacy and Self-Regulation Essay

Due Date: Sep 17, 2017 23:59:59       Max Points: 70

Details:

In a 500-750-word essay, explain the roles of self-efficacy and self-regulation as they apply to learning goals within the context of social cognitive theory.

In your essay:

Discuss the roles self-efficacy and self-regulation play as they relate to learning;

Explain how self-efficacy and self-regulation are related; and

Select a grade level 1-8. Describe three age-appropriate strategies to promote positive self-efficacy and self-regulation.

Include a minimum of three scholarly references.

Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

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