11 Assignment and Capstone Project Introduction: The Field of Child Psychology

Module 1 Journal Assignment

The journal assignment aligns with Learning Outcome 1.

The purpose of this assignment is to apply course material to your own development. This will allow you to better appreciate how the information that we learn in this course relates to everyday life.

Journal Instructions

This week we learned about the foundational topics in child psychology. Core concepts, theories, and research methods were explored. Which theory do you feel best explains your development during childhood and why? Be certain to explain the main tenets of the theory and to provide specific examples as to why you chose this theory. If you choose more than one theory, then explain the main tenets of each theory, as well as the relevant examples. The journal should show evidence of self-reflection, be free of writing mechanic issues, and provide references in APA format. This assignment is worth 75 points. Please refer to the rubric for specific requirements for this journal. (1)

Module 1 Wiki Assignment

This Wiki assignment aligns with Learning Outcome 1.

Purpose

Collaboration is important for learning. In this course, we will use our class Wiki as a way to collaborate. Our Wiki page will allow us to meet asynchronously. We can share all types of files. It will allow us to learn from each other and the resources that we find.

Wiki Collaboration Instructions

The Wiki page has been set up to be open 24/7. This means that you can work whenever you want to. Your mission is to find a course related resource for module 1 and share it. You should briefly describe the resource and explain how it is related to module six and the milestones achieved in the social development domain. The same resource cannot be shared more than once so checkout what is already posted. The research can be a website, blog, YouTube video, TedTalk, research article, news article, SlideShare, PowerPoint, or Pinterest board, you get the idea. In addition to posting a resource, you must also say what 2 other resources posted by your peers you found most educational and why by commenting on their posts. All work should be free of writing mechanic issues. This assignment is worth 75 points. Please refer to the rubric for specific requirements for this Wiki. (1)

Human Development Capstone Project | Introduction

This is an introduction to the Capstone Project that will be due at the end of the course — in Module 6. As you read each module learning unit(s), write journal reflections, and participate in Wiki assignments keep in mind the capstone project requirements. Consider your area of interests for the project and begin your research early.

Purpose

For this capstone project, you need to choose a specific culture and/or time period to research and relate it to human development. The goal of this project is to apply course material to contextual considerations in human development.

Examples

Previous projects have examined the Salem Witch Trials, ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, Colonial America, the U.S. during the 1920’s, the Trail of Tears, and modern Japan.

Instructions

Once you choose the culture and/or time period you want to study, you will need to research your subject, and then either write a paper or create a PowerPoint presentation including your voice addressing the below points. Remember, the goal of this project is to apply course material to contextual considerations in human development.

Requirements

  • Set the stage by providing background information on the culture and/or historical time period you have selected to study
  • Discuss life and human development in this culture and/or time period
  • You will need to apply material from every module to your human development in your culture and/or time period
  • Provide at least three interesting facts and/or one case study about the culture and/or historical time period
  • Use at least five academic sources
  • Use APA format for your in-text citations and references

There is neither a minimum nor maximum word count. The length should be determined by addressing all of the requirements. Remember, this is your chance to shine and take pride in your work, and not just do the minimum.

This capstone project is worth 100 points. It is due in Module 6. (1)

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