House Bill 2504 Spring 2014 Course Syllabus EDUC-1300-01 - Learning Framework
Spring 2014 Course Syllabus
EDUC-1300-01 - 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. A student with 5 absences may be dropped from class.|
|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.
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. Cell phones and other communication devices must be in backpacks on the floor, under desks.
|Final Exam Date||May 5, 2013 - 10:00 AM|
Week 1: Course introduction; Syllabus, Pre-course essay/Assessment
Week 2: Wednesday-Library Tour
Week 3: Chapter 1, Habits for Success
Week 4: Chapter 2, Learning Styles
Week 5: Chapter 3, Time and Money
Week 6: Chapter 4, Setting and Reaching Goals
Week 7: Chapter 5, Critical and Creative Thinking
Week 8: Chapter 6, Memory
Week 9: Spring Break
Week 10: Chapter 7, Reading and Studying
Week 11: Chapter 8, Reading Across the Disciplines
Week 12: Chapter 9, Active Listening and Note Taking
Week 13: Chapter 10, Test Taking I
Week 14: Chapter 11, Test Taking II
Week 15: Chapter 12, Moving Toward Success,
Week 16: Chapter 12, Make-up Tests
Week 17: Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
All homework assignments are due at the beginning of class on Wednesdays for credit. They are "Take Action", "Building Skills", and "Critical Thinking" All tests require scantrons.
If you are not present on Wednesday, you must bring assignments to my office before the next class meeting or no credit.
Test Schedule and Assignment Due Dates:
Week 1: Wednesday, January 15 - Syllabus Quiz, Pre-Test
Week 2: Wednesday, January 22 - Library Tour
Week 3: Wednesday, January 29 - Chapter 1 homework assignments due
Week 4: Wednesday, February 5 - Chapter 2 homework assignments due
Week 5: Wednesday, February 12 - Chapter 3 homework due
Week 6: Wednesday, February 19 - Chapter 4 homework due
Week 7: Wednesday, February 26 - Chapter 5 homework due; Test 1,ch 1-4
Week 8: Wednesday, March 5 - Chapter 6 homework due
Week 9: Wednesday, March 12 - Spring Break
Week 10: Wednesday, March 20 - Chapter 7 homework due
Week 11: Wednesday, March 26 - Chapter 8 homework due
Week 12: Wednesday, April 2 - Chapter 9 homework due; Test 2, Ch 5-8
Week 13: Wednesday, April 9 - Chapter 10 homework due
Week 14: Wednesday, April 16 - Chapter 11 homework due, Post-Test
Week 15: Wednesday, April 23 - Chapter 12 H/W 337-342, Tst 3, Ch 9-11
Week 16: Wednesday, April 30 - Questions 343-347 due. Makeup tests.
Week 17: Monday, May 5 - Final Exam 10 AM
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret assigned reading materials and written instructions from both the textbook and instructor measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO ALPHA, PSLSO 1, PSLO 2)
2. Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by class exercises. (PSLO 2)
4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret forms of spoken language measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises,and essay rubric. (PSLO 1, PSLO 2)
5. Identify and demonstrate the ability to apply standards and elements of critical thinking measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
6. Demonstrate the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating, solving problems, and acquiring information measured by written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO 2)
7. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences and similarities measured by written class exercises and rubric. (PSLO 2, PSLO 5)
8. Demonstrate the ability to identify, use, and apply mathematical and scientific principles measured by written class exercises. (PSLO 3)
|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.
Personal business will not be discussed in class.
|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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