Capella University Role of Play in Middle Childhood Discussion
Review the Rosin article, “Hey! Parents, Leave Those Kids Alone.” This article is the basis for this discussion.
For this discussion, respond to the following prompts:
What benefits are there for the children who visit the playground from a development perspective, and what skills are they learning?
How does this type of play promote successful cognitive and psychosocial development in middle childhood? Use the language of cognitive and psychosocial theory.
Would you have enjoyed spending time at a playground like the one described in the article as a child?
Would you feel comfortable allowing your own child to play in such an environment? Explain why or why not.
**THIS IS A SHORT DISCUSSION, JUST A FEW PARAGRAPHS**
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
The shortage of nurses is not a new issue; the predicted nursing shortage has been prominent in the media for most of nursing’s history and more recently in the past several years (Masters, 2017). I remember when I first started as a manager at my job in 2019 where I get pulled to the floor because of last minute call-ins or no call-no show for staff. It happened no more than once a month for managers to fill in the gap; however, when the COVID19 pandemic hit has increased the frequency significantly. Even before the COVID19 pandemic, nurses felt undervalued and assailed by dysfunctional systems, ineffective policies, and substandard, sometimes, unsafe work environments (Grant, 2022). The pandemic has only intensified those concerns leaving nurses nationwide worn down, stressed out, and fed up. It was projected that about 500,000 nurses are needed to fill the shortage in the United States until 2025 (Masters, 2017).
These projections are based on the trends that include increase in population, a larger proportion of elderly persons, increase in technology, and advances in medical sciences. These were already preexisting before the height of Covid19 pandemic. The extreme shortage we are now experiencing could be brought upon by these combined reasons. When COVID19 started, we were faced by an enemy we have no knowledge about, and it affected the world. The healthcare workforce was exhausted and got infected as well, of which some we lost along the way. These brought scare to fellow healthcare workers and chose to quit their jobs making it hard for facilities and shaken by the increased staffing shortage. Research shows that optimized nurse staffing is integral to high-level patient care and better patient and family experience (Grant, 2022). Healthcare facilities had to provide care to their patients and so they mostly relied on agency staffing to get by.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
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