House Bill 2504 Summer I 2013 Course Syllabus EDUC-1300-01 - Learning Framework
Summer I 2013 Course Syllabus
EDUC-1300-01 - Learning Framework
|Semester||Summer I 2013|
|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 developmental course.|
|Required Textbooks||Keys to Effective Learning, 6th edition. Carol Carter, Joyce Bishop, and Sarah Kravits, Pearson.|
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success.
There is no makeup for assignments for any reason except hospitilization of you or immediate family member and requires documentation.
|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.
All homework assignments have a due date and must be turned in on that day at the beginning of the class for credit, and can not be done in class.
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.
|Final Exam Date||July 9, 2013 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1: Monday; Course introduction, syllabus review, syllabus quiz
Monday: Chapter 1, Habits for Success
Tuesday: Chapter 2, Learning Styles
Wednesday: Chapter 1/2
Thursday: Test 1; Ch 1/2
Monday: Chapter 3: Time and Money
Tuesday: Chapter 4: Setting and Reaching Goals
Wednesday: Chapter 3/4
Thursday: Test 2; Ch 3/4
Monday: Chapter 5: Critical and Creative Thinking:
Tuesday: Chapter 6: Memory: Maximizing recall for test success
Wednesday: Chapter 5/6
Thursday: Test 3; Ch 5/6
Monday: Chapter 7: Reading and Studying: Focusing on Print and Online
Tuesday: Chapter 8: Reading Across the Disciplines
Wednesday: Chapter 7/8
Thursday: Test 4; Ch 7/8
Monday: Chapter 9: Active Listening and Note Taking
Tuesday: Chapter 10:Test Taking I: Test Preparation and Objective Tests
Wednesday: Chapter 11: Test Taking II: Getting Results on Essay Tests
Thursday: July 4 Holliday
Monday: Test 5; Ch 9/10/11; Chapter 12: Moving Toward Success; Review
Tuesday: Final Exam Ch 1 - 11
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Assignments for the first 11 chapters include Take Action, Building Skills, and Critical Thinking. Some chapters have 2 Take actions and both are due. Chapter 12 assignment is to answer the 66 questions.
All assignments are due at 8:00 A.M. followed immediately by test.
Week 1: Test 1: Chapter 1/2, Thursday June 6; Assignments Due, Ch 1/2
Week 2: Test 2: Chapter 3/4, Thursday June 13; Assignments Due, Ch 3/4
Week 3: Test 3: Chapter 5/6, Thursday June 20; Assignments Due, Ch 5/6
Week 4: Test 4: Chapter 7/8, Thursday June 27; Assignments Due, Ch 7/8
Week 6: Test 5: Chapter 9/10/11, Monday July 8
Final Exam Chapter 1-11, Tuesday July 9, 8:00 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.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute 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 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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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