House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus EDUC-1300-50 - Learning Framework
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
EDUC-1300-50 - Learning Framework
|Instructor||Peeler, Bobby Wilson|
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|Course Description||The Learning Framework course is a study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation; 2) factors that impact learning; and 3) application of learning strategies. Students will use assessment instruments (learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as learners. The course helps develop skills and techniques necessary for success in college including memory development, note taking, preparing for exams, study skills and time management. It stresses the importance of creativity, health, relationships and the effective use of resources in achieving collegiate success.|
|Course Prerequisites||This course is mandated for all students on academic probation and those who have failed any Development Course.|
|Required Textbooks||Keys to Effective Learning, 6th edition, Carol Carter, Joyce Bishop, and Sarah Kravits, Pearson.|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success.|
|Course Grading Scale||90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69, = D Below 60 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
The Final grade is the average of two grades.
One grade is the total of points based on attendance, participation and homework and equals 50% of the final grade.
Attendance:1 per day
Participation:1 per day
Assignments:1 for each one
Late arrival or early departure is a 1 point deduction.
Everything has a due date and must be turned in at the beginning of each class for credit.
Late work is not acceptable at the next class meeting. It must be turned in to my office before the next class meets.
The other grade is the test average, including the final exam, and it is 50% of the final grade.
The quiz average equals one test grade and can not be made up later.
Extra credit is available for campus events with prior approval.
Disturbance in class is a one point deduction from the final grade per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectrul behavior
|Final Exam Date||May 9, 2012 - 4:00 PM|
Week 1: Jan. 18; Course introduction; syllabus review, pre-course essay and assessment. Assignment: Read Chapter 1, Habits for Success.
Week 2: Jan. 23/25; Monday-Syllabus quiz; Wednesday-Library Tour
Week 3: Jan. 30/Feb 1; Chapter 1; Monday-Take Action due; Wed Building Skills and Critical Thinking due.
Week 4: Feb. 6/8; Chapter 2; Mon-Take Action Due; Wed-Building Skills and Critical Thinking due.
Week 5: Feb. 13/15; Chapter 3; Mon-Take Action due; Wed-Building Skills and Critical thinking due.
Week 6: Feb. 20/22; Chapter 4; Mon-Take Action due; Wed-Building Skills and Critical Thinking due.
Week 7: Feb. 27/29; Chapter 5; Mon-Take Action due; Wed-Building Skills and Critical Thinking due.
Week 8: Mar. 5/7; Chapter 6; Mon-Take Action due; Wed-Building Skills and Critical Thinking due.
Week 9: Mar. 19/21; Chapter 7; Mon-Take Action due; Wed-Building Skills and Critical Thinking due.
Week 10: Mar 26/28; Chapter 8; Mon-Take Action due; Wed-Building Skills and Critical Thinking due.
Week 11: April 2/4; Chapter 9; Mon-Take Action due; Wed-Building Skills and Critical Thinking due.
Week 12: April 9/11; Chapter 10; Mon-Take Action due; Wed-Building Skills and Critical Thinking due.
Week 13: April 16/18; Chapter 11; Mon-Take Action due; Wed-Building Skills and Test Prep due.
Week 14: April 23/25; Chapter 12; Mon-Answers to questions from page 337-344 due. Wed-Answers to questions from page 345-347 due.
Week 15: April 30/May 2; Mon-Library project; Wed: Library report due.
Week 16: May 7- Review and makeup tests.
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Test and quiz schedule:
Monday, January 23; Syllabus quiz 1
Wednesday, February 1; Chapter 1 quiz and Syllabus quiz 2
Wednesday, February 8; Chapter 2 quiz
Wednesday, February 15; Chapter 3 quiz
Wednesday, February 22; Chapter 4 quiz
Wednesday, February 29; Test 1, Chapter 1-4 Scantron Required
Wednesday, March 7; Chapter 6 quiz
Wednesday, March 21; Chapter 7 quiz
Wednesday, March 28; Chapter 8 quiz
Wednesday, April 4; Test 2, Chapter 5-8 Scantron required
Wednesday, April 11; Chapter 10 quiz
Wednesday, April 18; Chapter 11 quiz
Wednesday, April 25; Test 3, Ch 9-11
Wednesday, May 2; Makeup tests, Library report due, Review
Wednesday, May 9; Final Exam at 4 PM
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or groups.
A. Demonstrates thesis clarity
B. Organizes information
C. Uses support
D. Presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression
2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities.
A. Identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values, perspectives, or practices)
B. Interprets works of human expression within cultural context
C. Shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others
3. Uses critical thinking skills
A. Identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed)
B. Differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation
C. Constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences
D. Uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion
4. Demonstrates technology literacy
A. Locates needed information using the appropriate technological tool or device
B. Displays organizational skills with the use of technology
C. Presents information using the appropriate technological tool or device
5. Transfers to a baccalaureate program
A. Exhibits student contact hours completed at LSC-PA
B. Number of AA majors who graduate
C. Number of AA graduates who request transcripts sent to other universities
6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles
A. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
B. Uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
C. Applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret assigned reading materials and written instructions from both the textbook and instructor. (PLSO-1)
2. Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience. (PLSO-1)
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience. (PLSO-1)
4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret forms of spoken language. (PLSO-2)
5. Identify and demonstrate the ability to apply standards and elements of critical thinking. (PLSO-3)
6. Demonstrate the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating, solving problems, and acquiring information. (PLSO-4)
7. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences and similarities. (PLSO-2)
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
All homework assignments have due dates and must be turned in when due for credit.
When absent you must turn overdue assignments in at my office, 411 student center, before the next class meeting. If you bring it to the next class meeting it will receive no credit.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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