Course Text: Educational Psychology
Chapter 6, œCulture and Diversity (pp. 204-243)Chapter 10, œThe Learning Sciences and Constructivism (pp. 372“383)Chapter 11, œSocial Cognitive Views of Learning and Motivation (pp. 420“427)Chapter 12, œMotivation in Learning and Teaching (pp. 430“431)Chapter 13, œCreating Learning Environments(pp. 484-498)
Web Bulletin: Fostering Resilience in Children
Online Reading: Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Finding a Scholarly Voice (Word document)
Online Reading: Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity (Word document)
Online Reading: Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Tips for Success (Word document)
Web article: NAEYC: Where We Stand: Many Languages, Many Cultures: Respecting and Responding to Diversity
Web site: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Web site: International Bullying Prevention Association
Web site: Walden Catalog Statement on Academic Honesty and Plagiarism (scroll down to section 4, œAcademic Integrity)
Web site: Houghton Mifflin™s Learning Modules on Plagiarism
- Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 2“3 paragraphs in length.
- Use MS Word to write your responses, and submit your answers to all three questions in one Word document.
- Copy and paste each question within the document, so that your instructor can see which question you are responding to.
- Socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and gender are three important dimensions of identity. Explain how each of these dimensions might impact children™s learning from either a child™s or an adult™s perspective.
- Instances of bias and discrimination based on sex and gender exist in all realms of society. Provide one or more examples of each of the following as they pertain to learning environments and education: gender-role stereotyping, gender bias in the curriculum, and sex discrimination. How might caring and knowledgeable adults prevent each from being a part of learning environments?
- This week you have been considering the ways in which developing a sense of community in learning settings impacts children™s growth and ability to learn. Based on the theories and strategies of Johnson and Johnson, explain the relationship between learning environments that have a sense of community and children™s ability to grow and learn.