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									   EDAL 3302:15 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING THEORY & ASSESSMENT
                  UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - PAN AMERICAN
                               FALL 2007


GENERAL INFORMATION

PROFESSOR                       Dr. Maria Elena Reyes, Associate Professor, Department
                                             of Curriculum & Instruction

OFFICE                         EDCC 2.510C

PHONE                          956-380-8792

EMAIL                          mereyes2@utpa.edu

OFFICE HOURS                   M, T, W 8:30-9:30 AM, before or after class, or by
                               appointment. I am also available by email.




TITLE & SECTION                EDAL 3302.15

SEMESTER & YEAR                Fall 2007

COURSE DAY & TIME              TR 10:35-11:50 AM

LOCATION                       EDCC 2.222

COURSE DESCRIPTION             This course is designed for the student who is preparing to
                               teach in a specific content-area at all levels in public
                               education. Students in this course will examine the human
                               development processes as they apply to planning
                               instruction and assessment for learner at all school levels.

                               This course emphasizes the role of learning theory in the
                               instructional process, including varied learning styles and
                               students’ developmental characteristics and needs. This
                               course will also focus on the role of formal and informal
                               assessment in guiding instructional planning and creating
                               assessments consistent with instructional goals and
                               outcomes at the EC-4 and 8-12 levels. This course requires
                               a minimum of 12 hours in the public school setting.
                               Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education.



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REQUIRED READING

TEXTBOOK                      Berk, L. E. (2008). Infants, Children and Adolescents 6/E.
                                   Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

TEXES PREPARATION MANUAL      To download the manual, go to:
                              http://www.texes.ets.org/prepMaterials/
                              and follow the links to the All-Level PPR TExES exam.
                              Download Manual 160: Pedagogy and Professional
                              Responsibilities EC-12.

                              This course addresses the TExES
                              Competency 1: Human Development
                              Competency 4: Theories of Learning
ADDITIONAL READINGS
                              As assigned.

DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES

ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE OF   To enroll in this course, you must formally be admitted to
EDUCATION                     the College of Education. If you have not been formally
                              admitted to the COE, you will be dropped officially from
                              this class. The drop may come at any time during the
                              semester without warning. If you have not been officially
                              admitted to the COE, you should withdraw immediately,
                              and if appropriate, you should seek information at the
                              COE Office of Student Services at EDCC 1.302.


ACADEMIC HONESTY &            Academic honesty and integrity is expected of all students.
INTEGRITY                     This course demands a high level of scholarly behavior and
                              academic honesty on the part of all students. Examples of
                              academic dishonesty include but are not limited to: (1)
                              turning in work as original that was used in whole or in
                              part for another course and/or instructor without
                              obtaining permission from this instructor in advance; (2)
                              turning in another person’s work, in part or in whole, as
                              your own; (3) copying from professional works without
                              citing them; and (4) any form of cheating on exams.
                              Violations of academic integrity/honesty may result in


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                             receiving a zero on the particular assignment in question,
                             receiving an “F” in the course, and/or possible suspension
                             or expulsion from the University. This is a matter of
                             professional ethics for anyone involved in the field of
                             education.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES   If you have a documented disability which will make it
                             difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined
                             and/or if you need special accommodations/assistance due
                             to the disability, please contact the Office of Services for
                             Persons with Disabilities (OSPD), Emilia Ramirez in
                             Schunior Hall, Room 1.101 immediately or the Associate
                             Director at MAUREEN@UTPA.EDU, Ext. 7005.
                             Appropriate arrangements/accommodations can be
                             arranged.

                             Verification of disability and processing of special services
                             required, such as note-takers, extended test time, separate
                             accommodations for testing, will be determined by OSPD.
                             Please do not assume adjustments/accommodations are
                             impossible. Please consult with the Associate Director,
                             OSPD, at Ext. 7005.

COURSE POLICIES

BLOCK I REGISTRATION         EDAL 3301 must be taken concurrently with EDAL 3302
                             and EDAL 3303 for students in the All-Level (EC-12)
                             School Certification programs.

EMAIL ACCOUNT                 This is a web-augmented course. Students are required to
                             acquire university email accounts at the Academic Services
                             Building (ASB 2.102). To access the course website, go to
                             http://cdl.panam.edu/Home/ and follow the appropriate
                             links.


FIELD-BASED REQUIREMENT      For Fall 2007, a total of 36 hours [12 hours per class] of
                             classroom observations are required of all students enrolled
                             in Block I courses. A log will be kept detailing the time,
                             date and place of these visits. The Field Experience is
                             planned for the weeks of October 1-November 5. More
                             information will be provided on this requirement.

                             As a field-based program, students will be attending classes
ATTENDANCE                   at the university campus and in the public school.
                             Tardiness and absences may affect your grade. Please refer
                             to “Attendance Policies” in the University of Texas Pan

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                          American Undergraduate Catalog, 2005-2007.

LATE WORK                 Accepting late work is at the discretion of the course
                          instructor. Generally, late work is not accepted; however,
                          if there are extenuating circumstances, please discuss this
                          exception directly with the instructor.

GRADING POLICIES

ASSIGNMENTS (30%)         Various homework assignments including online discussion
                          activities, educational biography, and EP portfolio
                          benchmarks, like the Case Study.



TESTS AND QUIZZES (30%)   Includes quizzes, midterm and final exam.




FIELD OBSERVATION CASE    As part of your field observation, students are required to
STUDY (20%)               observe teachers and students in a school setting, make and
                          record all field notes (including date and time of each
                          observation), and write a case study.



CLASS PARTICIPATION/      Includes class discussions and collaborative class activities.
PERFORMANCE (20%)




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                 EDAL 3302:15 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, LEARNING THEORY & ASSESSMENT
                            UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - PAN AMERICAN
                                           FALL 2007

SPECIAL NOTE: THIS SCHEDULE MAY BE MODIFIED DURING THE SEMESTER. PLEASE CONSIDER IT
GUIDE TO THIS COURSE. UNSCHEDULED GUESTS MAY BE INVITED TO VISIT THIS CLASS.


Week      Date                  Topic              Readings      Activities/Assignments               Competency


1      Week of      Introduction to course   TExES Preparation      Introductions, Review Syllabus     1, 4, 9
       8/27                                  Manual
                    Introduction to child                           Download TExES Preparation
                    development                                     Manual and, in Domain IV,
                                                                    review Competency 1: Human
                     History, Theory, and    Berk, Chapter 1        Development and Competency
                     Research Strategies                            4: Theories of Learning. See
                                                                    http://cdl.panam.edu/Home/

                                                                    Learning objectives:
                                                                    Explain the role of theories in
                                                                    understanding child
                                                                    development and describe three
                                                                    basic issues in major theories.

                                                                    Trace historical influences on
                                                                    theories of child development
                                                                    since medieval times.

                                                                    Describe recent theoretical
                                                                    perspectives of child
                                                                    development and the
                                                                    contributions of major
                                                                    theorists.

                                                                                                                   5
2-3     Weeks of     Biological and               Berk, Chapter 2-3    Describe concepts that explain 1, 9, 11, 13
        9/4-14       Environmental                                     how heredity, environment, and
        [9/3 Labor   Foundations                                       culture work together to
        Day,                                                           influence complex human
        Campus       Prenatal Development                              characteristics.
        closed.]
                                                                       List the phases of prenatal
                                                                       development, and describe the
                                                                       major milestones of each.


                                                   EP URL is           Use Electronic Portfolio to
                     Electronic Portfolio         etrc.panam.edu/elc   archive course artifacts that
                                                                       are benchmark activities for
                                                                       the course.


  4-5   Week of      Birth and the Newborn Baby   Berk, Chapter 4-5    Learning objectives:            1, 11, 13
        9/17-28                                                        Describe the stages of
                                                                       childbirth.
                     Physical Development in
                     Infancy and Toddlerhood                           Discuss the baby’s adjustment
                                                                       to labor and delivery.

                                                                       Describe body growth and
                                                                       brain development during
                                                                       infancy and toddlerhood.




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6    Week of         Cognitive Development in     Berk, Chapter 6-7     Learning objectives:               1, 4
     October 1        Infancy and Toddlerhood
                                                                        Describe Piaget’s view of
        Field        Emotional and Social                               development, the six
    Experience in    Development in Infancy                             sensorimotor substages, and the
    Selected Site,   And Toddlerhood                                    most recent research on
        to be                                                           sensorimotor development.
     announced,
     begins this      Begin collecting data for                         Outline the major theories of
        week.         Case Study.                                       language development.

                                                                        Discuss the first stages of
                                                                        Erikson’s psychological theory.

                                                                        Trace the development of
                                                                        emotional self-regulation during
                                                                        a baby’s first two years.




7   Week of           Physical Development in      Berk, Chapters 8-9   Learning objectives:               1, 4
    10/8              Early Childhood                                   Describe changes in body size,
                                                                        body proportions, and skeptical
                                                                        maturity during early childhood,
                                                                        and discuss asynchronies in
                                                                        physical growth.



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                                                                  Discuss brain development in
                                                                  early childhood.

                                                                  Cite major milestones of gross
                                                                  and fine motor development in
                                                                  early childhood.

               Cognitive Development in                           Contrast Piaget’s Preoperational
               Infancy and Toddlerhood                            stage with those of Vygotsky’s
                                                                  socialcultural theory.

                                                                  Describe the features of
                                                                  information processing,
                                                                  individual differences in mental
                                                                  development, and language
                                                                  development in early childhood.


8   Week of   Emotional and Social         Berk, Chapters 10-11   Explain Erikson’s theory of         1, 4
    10/15     Development in Infancy and                          initiative versus guilt.
              Toddlerhood
                                                                  Discuss new research on
                                                                  preschoolers’ understanding of
                                                                  the self.

                                                                  Describe the revised
                                                                  understanding of emotional self
                                                                  regulation and effortful control.

              Physical Development in                             Describe body growth and
              Middle Childhood                                    motor development during
                                                                  middle childhood.




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9    Week of     Cognitive Development in   Berk, Chapters 12-13   Discuss Piaget’s concrete           1, 4
     10/22       Middle Childhood                                  operational stage.

                                                                   Outline individual differences in
                                                                   mental development.

                                                                   Describe language development
                                                                   during middle childhood.

                Emotional Development in                           Describe Erikson’s theory of
                Middle Childhood                                   industry versus inferiority.

                                                                   Explain moral development and
                                                                   moral understanding during
                                                                   middle childhood.

                                                                   Discuss new research on gender
                                                                   identity.


10   Week of   Physical Development in      Berk, Chapters 14      Discuss changing conceptions        1, 4
     10/29     Adolescence                                         of adolescence.

                                                                   Describe physical and
                                                                   psychological changes
                                                                   associated with puberty and
                                                                   adolescents’ reactions to these
                                                                   changes.

                                                                   Discuss personal, familial, and
                                                                   cultural influences on
                                                                   adolescent sexual attitudes and
                                                                   behavior.

                                                                                                              9
11    Week of        Cognitive Development in   Berg, Chapter 15   Discuss recent research on          1, 4
      11/5           Adolescence                                   formal operational thought and
                                                                   the implications to Piaget’s
      Last week of                                                 theories and the cognitive and
      Field                                                        behavioral consequences of
      Experience                                                   adolescents’ new capacity for
                                                                   abstract reasoning.

                                                                   Describe two basic changes in
                                                                   information processing and
                                                                   their implications for children’s
                                                                   learning in reading and math.

                                                                   Discuss the consequences of
                                                                   adolescent cognitive changes
                                                                   and sex differences in mental
                                                                   abilities.


 12   Week of         Field Experience          Discussion         Present and discuss results of      1, 4
      11/12                                                        Case Study.

                     Case Study due this week   Case Study
                                                Presentations


      Week of
 13   11/19            Case Study                 Case Study
                                                  Presentations,
      November                                    continued
      22-23,
      Thanksgiving
      Holiday

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14   Week of     Emotional and Social     Berg, Chapters 16-17   Explain Erikson’s stage of            1, 4
     11/26       Development in                                  industry versus inferiority.
                 Adolescence
                                                                 Describe children’s self
                                                                 concept, self understanding,
                                                                 and self esteem.

                                                                 Discuss Kohlberg’s and
                                                                 Gilligan’s theories of moral
                                                                 development

                                                                 Discuss four characteristics of
                                                                 peer acceptance.


                                                                 Discuss the challenges and risks
                 Emerging Adulthood                              faced by emerging adults and
                                                                 the factors that foster resilience.

15     Week of   Wrap-up, Course review
        12/3


     Dead Days
     December
        6-7

      Week of
      12/10-13

       Final
      Exams



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