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Last approved: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:24:31 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:24:31 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

hinkelmank
Kirk
Hinkelman
HinkelmanK@missouri.edu
573/884-4117
Mizzou Online
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
mathewsm
Michelle
Mathews
MathewsM@missouri.edu
573/882-3999
Child Development Lab
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
ganongl
Lawrence
Ganong
GanongL@missouri.edu
573/882-6852
Human Devl & Family Science

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

HES
Human Development And Family S (H_D_FS)
Human Development And Family S
3420W
3
 
30
Early and Middle Childhood - Writing Intensive
Emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the child before puberty. Observation is integral part of course. Cannot receive credit for more than one of the following: PSYCH 2410, H_D_FS 3420, or ESC_PS 2500.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
Restricted to Education, HDFS and Pre-HDFS majors during preregistration period.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

mathewsm
Michelle
Mathews
MathewsM@missouri.edu
573/882-3999
Child Development Lab
(numbers only)
NTT Professor
31 Stanley Hall
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

This is the self-paced online version of HDFS 3420. The course focuses on child development from conception up to pre-adolescence. The course is a prerequisite for some other courses in our department, but it is not part of a multi-course sequence.
This course is being converted to a 16 week course so that students will be more successful in completing the course. In order to accommodate a 16 week schedule the following changes were made: Remove Instructor-evaluated Quiz 1 L1 (20 points) Remove Paper 2 L6-7 (100 points) Combine quizzes L11 and L12 Apply 120 pts to 3 remaining papers, keeping 800 points with a little more than 50% of grade on writing assignments.
Online
Self paced?
Yes
15
40
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Interview
The first paper requires students to interview a parent about his or her experience during pregnancy, childbirth, and the newborn period and to relate the interview responses to relevant research and theory. The purpose of the papers is to utilize interview data and objective observations to explain key course concepts and to learn how to write appropriately in the discipline. I am the only grader for this course so inter rater reliability for grading purposes is not necessary at this time.
Length of assignment:
5
Instructor
5
Instructor
10

Preschoolers Observation (Two papers)
These two papers involve observation of preschoolers and school-age children in middle childhood in order to compare objective observational data to theory and research. The purpose of the papers is to utilize interview data and objective observations to explain key course concepts and to learn how to write appropriately in the discipline. Each paper is approximately five pages and paper one receive instructor feedback before a second draft is submitted. The final paper does not have a re-write. I am the only grader for this course so inter rater reliability for grading purposes is not necessary at this time.
Length of assignment:
5
Instructor
10
Instructor
15

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
10.00
Revisions:
15.00
25.00
Additional Writing: The students write short answer and essay questions in the exams and one quiz.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Other
Peer review
I utilize track changes and write comments in the margins. Students need to accept my track changes and delete my comments. During the revision, they need to track their changes so I can see their edits and improvements.
 
Many of the exam questions allow for interpretation and there is more than one right answer. For example, one exam question asks about two causes of obesity in children.
The course is designed in such a way that papers are due at regular intervals over the 16 week semester. [Additional Information on Mizzou Online distribution rules: Mizzou Online has rules that help students pace themselves. For example, students can submit only three assignments in a week, exams cannot be taken in back-to-back weeks, instructors have a week to provide feedback, and lessons must be submitted in sequential order. These rules prevent students from submitting 6 lessons in a week or trying to complete a course in a month. This semester, I am also trying a checkpoint system; Mizzou Online sends out emails to students who haven?t completed so many lessons in so many months. This has really helped students keep a steady pace in the course]
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Administrative Information

Education and Social Sciences
 
 

Acknowledgement

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Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:24:21 GMT): H_D_FS 3420W, 01 is added to the Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes
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