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PSY-2010-VG01 - Child Development


Synonym: 186689
Location: Bennington
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday, 06:00P - 08:45P
Semester Dates: 09-03-2019 to 12-10-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-23-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Stephannie Peters | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Human Behavior
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

In this course, students will explore child development from conception through preadolescence. The course emphasizes physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, and communication development of the child. Topics include developmental theories, research, applications, and assessment tools.

Essential Objectives:

1. Discuss theories and research on child development from conception to preadolescence.
2. Describe and recognize the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, and communication milestones of children from the pre-natal period through preadolescence.
3. Identify and use tools for developmental screening and assessment, including those relevant to temperament, learning style, and all developmental domains.
4. Understand the multiple influences on early development, including biological, genetic, environmental, cultural, familial, and adverse childhood experiences.
5. Describe physically and emotionally safe, healthy, and supportive environments for children from birth through preadolescence.
6. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding the scientific method and in interpreting and evaluating statistical and other quantitative data as it is applied to human behavior.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

Communications:
All written, oral & electronic communications must be both respectful and appropriate. One of the most effective communications strategies is to check for understanding and clarifications.
• Be sure to check your CCV email (you can have it automatically forwarded to your regular email) and our Canvas page regularly. I will communicate with you via CCV email, and Canvas has important information including what is due when and your current grade. Please check both frequently.
• Communicating with Instructor: Preferred method, unless it is urgent, is email. If I do not get back to you within a day, it means I did not receive it. Please confirm you used correct email address and resend.
o Your college courses are a great opportunity to practice professional writing, so emails must:
Include salutation (greeting) using my name
Must be in complete sentences
Sign with your full name
And of course in a polite & professional tone

Methods:

Textbooks:
Child Development: An Active Learning Approach ISBN-13: 978-1506330693 by L. Levine & J. Munsch
Dibs In Search of Self ISBN-13: 978-0345339256 by V. Axline

Methods:
1. Lecture & discussions
2. Small group & class activities
3. Individual research project(s)
4. Completion of assignments & tests
5. Course Objectives assignments

Evaluation Criteria:

LATE WORK/MISSED CHAPTER REVIEWS
*IF YOU MISS A CHAPTER REVIEW , YOU HAVE UNTIL THE NEXT CLASS TO MAKE IT UP. You will need to bring in the completed take-home review with you on the day it is owed (in other words, if you are absent for class & missed receiving it, you must print it from Moodle & complete to bring with you to the next class when it is reviewed). FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A “0”. Review is posted online for that week.
All other late work will be -10% for each week it is late.
Evaluation (instructions for each assignment will be given in writing):
It is expected on all written assignments that the student will employ correct grammar, punctuation & spelling. All written assignments (expect for journals) should be typed, single-spaced. If you have questions or are having difficulty, please contact the instructor immediately. All assignments will be given with written instructions.
Participation: You will be graded each day for class participation. As a courtesy to others, and in your own best interest as a student, there is NO TEXTING, unrelated computer use, or other distracting behavior tolerated in class.
Your participation points are as follows: 4 = took leadership in activities during class, had significant participation, responding to comments made by others in class, etc. 3 = participated in activities and discussion, but not a leader 2 = minimal participation. 1 = bump on a log/did not participate. 0 = absent. 1 point will be deducted for each distracting behavior, such as talking when others are talking, rude behavior, TEXTING, etc.

Grading:

• 20% Class Participation & Attendance (i.e. in discussion & group tasks). Because class participation (discussion & in activities) is critical to individual & class success, it is expected! Weekly score of 0-4 points.
• 25% Weekly or other Research Projects as assigned. Includes weekly take-home chapter reviews, child observations and any other assignments.
• 15% Completion of Research Project. Students are expected to research a topic relating to the course. Proper source citation is expected. A written description will be distributed. *YOU MUST UTILIZE THE CCV WRITING CENTER OR WWW.TUTOR.COM AND ATTACH THE ROUGH DRAFT CORRECTED BY THEM TO THE FINAL YOU SUBMIT! Failure to do so = “0”! don’t wait until last minute.
• 5% Presentation of Research Project
• 10% Dibs in Search of Self Assignment
• 10% Course Objectives Assignment
• 15% Final Exam – USE the take-home reviews as your study guide!!! (hint, hint)

Grading Criteria:

CCV Letter Grade Criteria
• A+ through A: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.
• B+ through B- : For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.
• C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.
• D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.
• F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.
• P: indicates satisfactory completion of course objectives (C- or better).
• NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description.
• A = 93 – 100 A- = 90 – 92
• B+ = 87 – 89 B = 83 – 86 B- = 80 – 82
• C+ = 77 – 79 C = 73 – 76 C- = 70 – 72
D+ = 68 – 69 D = 65 – 67 F = 0 – 64

Textbooks:

Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

PSY-2010-VG01 Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Stephannie Peters
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Philip Crossman

Attendance Policy:

Attendance:
Attendance is crucial! Attendance in each & every class is important, both in terms of missing information and in your participation. Attendance is reflected in the Participation & Attendance portion of your grade (20%). Please try not to miss any classes; we only meet 15 times & every class matters. If you must miss a class, please notify instructor of an absence prior to class. You are responsible for anything that you miss; for materials handed out in class, including take-home reviews due the next week: any take-home chapter reviews will be posted online for that week. You MUST complete & bring to next class in order to receive credit. Anything else will be either emailed to you or given to you at the next class, depending on timeliness.
1-2 absences = “0” for participation for first (2) classes missed
3rd absence (this means you’ve missed 20% of classes) = your grade for course is reduced by 10 points
4 or more absences = you will receive an “F” for the class
NOTE: If you are absent, you are still responsible for all work handed out (see above) and all work is STILL DUE BY THE START OF CLASS by handing it in at CCV front desk. Any work handed in after that is subject to -10% for each week late.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All individual & group presentations must be done the day they are due There are no make-up days for presentations. Come to class!

Syllabus:


YOU MUST READ WHATEVER CHAPTER(S) WE ARE COVERING AS HOMEWORK PRIOR TO CLASS IN ORDER TO BE PREPARED (for example, if we’re covering Chpt. 6, come to class already having read it)
*IF YOU MISS A CHAPTER REVIEW , YOU HAVE UNTIL THE NEXT CLASS TO MAKE IT UP. Chapter review will be posted on Moodle. You will need to bring in the completed take-home chapter review with you on the day it is owed. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN A “0”.
Week 1 – Sept. 3
• Orientation – Who are you? And what are we doing here?
• What is “Child Development?”
Week 2 – Sept. 10
• DUE: Read Dibs to end of Chpt. 2
• Chapter 1 “Issues & Themes in Child Development”
• ACES/Impact of Trauma
• Course Objectives Assignment packet distributed
Week 3 – Sept. 17
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 3 & 4
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW Chpt. 1
• DUE: Submit Final Research Project Topic
• Chapter 2 “Theories of Development”
Week 4 – Sept. 24
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 5 & 6
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW Chpt. 2
• Chapter 3 “How We Study Development”
• Doing Observations of Children
• Child Observations Assignments distributed
Week 5 – Oct. 1
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 7 & 8
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW Chpt. 3
• DUE: Submit Research Project outline AND possible resources
• DUE: Child Observation #1
• Chapter 4 “How Children Develop: Nature Through Nurture”
Week 6 – Oct. 8
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 9, 10 & 11
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW Chpt. 4
• Chapter 5 “Prenatal Development, the Newborn, and the Transition to Parenthood”
Week 7 – Oct. 15
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 12 & 13
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW Chpt. 5
• Be writing a solid draft of Research Paper to submit to www.tutor.com or bring to Writing Lab next week
• Chapter 6 “Physical Development: The Brain and the Body”
Week 8 – Oct. 22
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 14 & 15
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW Chapter 6
• REMINDER: You should submit your Research Paper NOW if you haven’t already to Www.tutor.com or take it to the CCV Writing Lab!!!
• Chapter 7 “Theories of Cognitive Development”
Week 9 – Oct. 29
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 16 & 17
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW Chapter 7
• DUE: Child Observation #2
• Be revising your Research Paper and preparing your presentation
• Chapter 8 “Intelligence and Academic Achievement” AND
• Chapter 9 “Language Development”
Week 10 – Nov. 5
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 18
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW Chapter 8 & 9
• DUE: Research Paper
• PRESENT Research Paper (no extensions – you must present this week or receive a “0”)
Week 11 – Nov. 12
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 19 & 20
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW : Chpt 9
• DUE: Child Observation #3
• Chapter 10 “Emotion Development & Attachment”
Week 12 – Nov. 19
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 21 & 22
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW : Chpt. 10
• Chapter 11 “Identity, Self, and Moral Development”
Week 13 – Nov. 26
• DUE: Read Dibs Chpt. 23 - End
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW : Chpt. 11
• Chapter 12 “Social Development” AND
• Chapter 13 “Families:
Week 14 – Dec. 3
• DUE: Dibs Reflection Paper
• DUE: All work owed is to be submitted by today
• DUE: Take home CHAPTER REVIEW : Chpt 12 & 13
• DUE: Child Observation #4
• Catch Up
• Dibs Class Activity
• Final Exam Review (bring your Take Home Chapter Reviews!)
Week 15 – Dec. 10
• DUE: Course Objectives Assignments Packet
o 1. Discuss theories and research on child development from conception to preadolescence.
2. Describe and recognize the physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, and communication milestones of children from the pre-natal period through preadolescence.
3. Identify and use tools for developmental screening and assessment, including those relevant to temperament, learning style, and all developmental domains.
4. Understand the multiple influences on early development, including biological, genetic, environmental, cultural, familial, and adverse childhood experiences.
5. Describe physically and emotionally safe, healthy, and supportive environments for children from birth through preadolescence.
6. Demonstrate proficiency in understanding the scientific method and in interpreting and evaluating statistical and other quantitative data as it is applied to human behavior.
• FINAL EXAM “Prepare, Don’t Panic” USE YOUR TAKE-HOME CHAPTER REVIEWS as study guide!



CCV PSY 2010 Child Development … CCV Fall 2019 … Tuesdays 6pm – 8:45pm

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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