The theory and concept demonstrated by the lesson

PSY 632 Module Four Journal Guidelines and Rubric

(Web Exploration: Applying Theory to Education) In this course, journals will be used to reflect on the learning objectives for the course and how they relate to your development as a professional. The journal entries provide an opportunity to connect the readings and professional practices to your own personal and professional experiences. Journal activities in this course are private between you and the instructor. Review this tutorial for information on creating a Blackboard journal entry. Prompt: Web Exploration: Applying Theory to Education Use the internet to locate a lesson, exercise, assignment, activity, or lesson plan that provides an example of an application of one of the concepts from cognitive developmental theory reviewed in Module Four. This should be an actual lesson or activity that would work in a classroom. In your journal entry, include the following:

 A description of the lesson or activity as well as the age range or developmental stage targeted by the lesson

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 The theory and concept demonstrated by the lesson

 A reflection on how the assignment, lesson, or exercise demonstrates the cognitive developmental theory and if it will actually promote or impact cognitive development

Guidelines for Submission: Journal assignments must follow these formatting guidelines: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA-style citations. Word count: a minimum of 350 to a maximum of 750 words. Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (90%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value

Lesson Description Meets “Proficient” criteria and provides detailed examples, materials, and descriptions for an in-depth presentation of the lesson

Journal entry provides a description of the lesson that includes details to clearly communicate the target age range and instructions for the lesson

Journal entry provides a description that lacks a level of detail, leaving the reader with questions about the lesson

Journal does not provide a detailed description of the lesson

30

Theoretical Concept Meets “Proficient” criteria and provides specific concepts and abilities as examples of the relationship between the lesson and a cognitive developmental theory

Journal entry clearly describes the relationship of the lesson to a cognitive developmental theory using specific details

Journal entry proposes a relationship between the lesson and a cognitive developmental theory, but the description lacks the level of detail necessary to clarify the relationship

Journal entry does not provide a link between the lesson and a cognitive developmental theory

30

 

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Reflection of Impact

on Cognitive Development

Meets “Proficient” criteria and provides reflection on the strengths and limitation of the lesson to provide the intended impact on cognitive development

Journal entry provides evidence of reflection on the impacts that the lesson has on cognitive development

Journal entry offers critical comments on the lesson’s ability to impact cognitive development that are not specific to the chosen theory

Journal entry does not provide a reflection on the lesson that would address the impact on cognitive development

30

Articulation of Response

Journal entry is free of errors in organization and grammar

Journal entry is mostly free of errors of organization and grammar; errors are marginal and rarely interrupt the flow

Journal entry contains errors of organization and grammar, but they are limited enough so that entry can be understood

Journal entry contains errors of organization and grammar making the entry difficult to understand

10

Earned Total 100%