Discussion: PSYC 2700 Capella Erikson Psychosocial Developmental Theory Presentation
This week, you will be creating a PowerPoint presentation that addresses a major child development theorist and their corresponding theory. Using one of the Child Development Theory Case Studies [DOCX], apply the theorist’s ideas regarding child development within the parameters of a specific time period in that child’s life. Be sure to address the physical, social, and cognitive aspects of that particular time frame.
If you have not already done so, download the Child Development Theory PowerPoint Template [PPTX], and use it for your presentation. In your presentation, make sure you accomplish the following:
Choose one theorist and explain their theory of child development that you found to be most interesting.
Please provide at least one scholarly article to utilize as supporting evidence for your work in this section.
Write in full sentences in the notes section—should be about three sentences.
This will require at least two slides.
Based on the case study you select, describe the physical, social, and cognitive aspects of child development that are observed.
Describe these aspects within a specific time period of a child’s development.
Please provide at least two scholarly articles to support your ideas in this section.
Write a minimum of four sentences in the notes section in a professional and scholarly manner.
This will require at least three slides.
Apply the theorist’s ideas regarding child development to the child in the case study, within the parameters of the time frame discussed.
Please provide at least two developmental markers that are either typical or atypical to the development of the child, which is why you are applying the theory in the first place.
This will require at least three slides.
Use at least one scholarly article to support your work in this section.
Write coherently to support a central idea with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics as expected of a psychology professional.
Use APA Style and Format.
Include a slide for your references that uses APA formatting.
No notes are necessary for the reference slide.
Communication: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, respectful, and consistent with expectations for professional practice in psychology. Original work and critical thinking are required. Your writing must be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Media presentation: Minimum of 10 slides, with notes ensure accessibility for everyone.
Resources: At least three scholarly resources other than the course text or assigned journal articles. Include citations at the end of the presentation.
APA guidelines: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting guidelines. When appropriate, use APA-formatted headings.
Font and font size: Appropriate size and weight for presentation, generally 24- to 28-point for headings and no smaller than 18-point for bulleted text. For PowerPoint tips, refer to the Capella University Library: PowerPoint Presentations library guide.
Your Work will be evaluated using this criteria.
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SCORING GUIDE CRITERIA
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Describe physical, social, and cognitive aspects of child development.
Describe the observed physical aspects of child development.
Describe the observed social aspects of child development.
Describe the observed cognitive aspects of child development.
Competency 2: Apply psychological theories to topics in child development.
Explain a theory of child development.
Competency 3: Apply scholarly research findings to topics in child development.
Apply the theorist’s ideas regarding child development to the child in the case study within the parameters of the time frame discussed.
Apply scholarly research findings to topics in childhood education.
Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for professionals in the field of psychology.
Communicate clearly with appropriate purpose, organization, tone, and sentence structure.
Cite the source using author and year.
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.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
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.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.