Reflections of Theories of Child Development and Learning Theory Paper

Following the observation of each classroom, identify the activities that are developmentally appropriate. Activities should encompass physical, cognitive and affective development.

  • Identify the theorist associated with each developmental level.
  • Identify the use of learning styles(Brain based learning) or multiple intelligences
  •  vIdentify the theorist associated with learning styles and multiple intelligences in each instance
  • Identify the motivational strategies utilized by the teacher and the theorist associated with the strategies.
  • You must have observed at least two classrooms.  An exemplary rating requires at least three observations.  You may use either on-site or online observations.  As a reminder, our course 11.1 Field Experiences and Reflections is available on your canvas course list.
  • Your paper should be written professionally. You are scored on the organization of the paper and your ability to write professionally. Your reflection and analysis of the classroom are important. See the rubric for specific criteria at each rating level.
  • You may review a sample of an exemplary paper here.Preview the document

Theorists you should utilize in this paper are the following: Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky, Abraham Maslow, Madeline Hunter, Howard Gardner, Eric Jensen. You may also use outside research into these theorists to complete this assignment.

Applying Teaching and Learning Project – The Learner

Applying Teaching and Learning Project – The Learner

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentification of Developmentally Appropriate Activities

10.0 pts

Correctly identifies presence or lack of presence of developmentally appropriate activities. Correctly aligns activities with physical, cognitive and affective development

8.0 pts

Correctly identifies presence or lack of presence of developmentally appropriate activities. Aligns with a few physical, cognitive, or affective developmental stages

6.0 pts

Correctly identifies presence or lack of presence of some developmentally appropriate activities; some misidentification is present. Aligns with a few physical, cognitive, or affective developmental stages

4.0 pts

Does not correctly identify developmentally appropriate activities; does not align with physical, cognitive, or affective developmental stages

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentification of Varied Strategies (learning styles, multiple intelligences)

10.0 pts

Correctly identifies learning styles, multiple intelligences utilized in the classroom. Provides multiple examples and aligns with specific style/intelligence

8.0 pts

Correctly identifies most learning styles, multiple intelligences utilized in the classroom. Provides an example and aligns with specific style/intelligence

6.0 pts

Correctly identifies some learning styles, multiple intelligences utilized in the classroom. Does not provide examples and/or aligns improperly with specific style/intelligence

4.0 pts

Does not correctly identify learning styles, multiple intelligences utilized in the classroom. Does not provide examples and/or aligns improperly with specific style/intelligence

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentification of Motivation Theories and Strategies

10.0 pts

Correctly identifies motivation theories and strategies utilized in the classroom. Provides multiple examples and aligns with specific theory/strategy

8.0 pts

Correctly identifies most motivation theories and strategies utilized in the classroom. Provides an example and aligns with specific theory/strategy

6.0 pts

Correctly identifies some motivation theories and strategies utilized in the classroom. Does not provide examples and/or align with specific theory/strategy

4.0 pts

Does not correctly identify motivation theories or strategy used. Does not provide examples or align with theory or strategy.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRequirements of the paper; i.e. number of classrooms

10.0 pts

Observes more than 2 classrooms within the grade level/content area. Paper is two pages.

8.0 pts

Observes at least 2 classrooms within the grade level/content area. Paper is two pages.

6.0 pts

Observes 1 or 2 classrooms, or does not observe in a grade level/content area required. Paper is less than two pages.

4.0 pts

Does not observe the required number of classrooms or the correct level of classrooms. Does not write two pages.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStructure of paper

10.0 pts

Well structured. Paper is well organized, theorists and examples are thoroughly explained; final classroom observations are thoughtful and reflective

8.0 pts

Paper is organized; theorists and examples are explained; examples are adequate. Final classroom observations are thoughtful and observant

6.0 pts

Paper is somewhat organized; theorists and examples are explained, although there are some mistakes. Final classroom observation shows a lack of reflection or thoughtfulness

4.0 pts

Paper is loosely or not organized. Theorists and examples are not well defined. Final classroom observation is missing or lacking reflective substance.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics of language

10.0 pts

Mechanics and usage of language are excellent.

8.0 pts

Mechanics and usage of language are good.

6.0 pts

Mechanics and usage of language are adequate.

4.0 pts

Mechanics and usage of language are poor.

10.0 pts

Total Points: 60.0

For this project, you are scored according to the 700.2 RubricPreview the document. Please review this rubric carefully before beginning and submitting the project.  You must score at least 48 out of 60 points.  You may submit up to four times or until you reach a passing score. When you have received a passing score on this project, please return to the home page of this course and select the “Course Complete” link to conclude the course. The “Course Complete” page posts your completion date to your portal.  Please allow 3 – 5 days for scoring.