ECH 130 Educational Psychology in Early Childhood Entire Course

ECH 130 Educational Psychology in Early Childhood Entire Course

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ECH 130 Educational Psychology in Early Childhood Entire Course

 

ECH 130 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1

 

Explain how knowledge of the brain applies to learning and instruction. How can environmental factors play a role in brain development?

 

ECH 130 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2

 

What are some characteristics that may lead a teacher to suspect a portion of a child’s brain is not developing as it should. What is a teacher to do with that information?

 

ECH 130 Topic 1 Brain Function

 

Details:

Part One: Definitions and DescriptionsTable

Using 3-5 scholarly resources complete the “Brain Function Table.” For each component, provide the definition, and describe the component’s role in learning and development.

Part Two: Early Childhood Essay

Using 3-5 scholarly resources, write an essay of 250-500-words for Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and K to Age 8/Grade 3 that includes the following:

  1. Describe rate of the growth, development, and functioning of the brain during early childhood.
  2. Explain how the knowledge of brain development can shape public policy regarding quality early education programs.

GCU style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Submit Part One and Part Two as one deliverable.

ECH130_T1_BrainFunctionTable.docx

 

ECH 130 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1

 

Which constructivist view of cognitive development do you most agree with:  Piaget or Vygotsky? Explain.

 

ECH 130 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2

 

Describe an educational activity in a preschool setting and indicate how this activity supports learning in one or more of the five domains of learning:

  • Cognitive (Academic)
  • Social/Emotional
  • Language/Communication
  • Motor
  • Self-Help/Adaptive

 

ECH 130 Topic 2 Cognitive Development

 

Details:

Using 3-5 scholarly resources, write a 500-750-word essay that includes:

  1. Description of Piaget’s assumptions with key terms.
  2. Description Vygotsky’s assumptions with key terms.
  3. Compare and contrast Piaget’s assumptions and Vygotsky’s assumptions.
  4. Give an example from Piaget of how cognitive development affects learning and ability in the early childhood classroom.
  5. Give an example from Vygotsky of how cognitive development affects learning and ability in the early childhood classroom.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

ECH 130 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1

 

How might the “zone of proximal development” be described in interactions with infants and toddlers?

 

ECH 130 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2

 

Describe an original activity you would use with a young child to understand the concept of conservation.

 

ECH 130 Topic 3 Sociocultural Tables

 

Details:

Using scholarly resources complete the “Sociocultural Tables” including:

  1. Definition for each cognitive development concept.
  2. Example of application of the concept in the classroom age group.
  3. Provide a strategy to support and/or assess learning of the concept.

GCU style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

ECH130_T3_SocioculturalTables.docx

 

ECH 130 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1

 

What behaviors, that you can observe, would indicate a young child might have difficulty with cognitive processing?

 

ECH 130 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2

 

Think of a time when you have found yourself losing attention. what strategies did you use to increase your attention span? How could you implement those strategies with young children?

 

ECH 130 Topic 4 Human Memory

 

Details:

In 750-1,000-words, explain human memory as it relates to the following:

  1. Information processing theory
  2. Nature of the sensory register
  3. Role of attention
  4. Nature of working memory
  5. Connecting new information with prior knowledge
  6. Nature of long-term memory
  7. Strategies to  promote transfer to long-term memory with examples
  8. Strategies to enhance information retrieval from long-term memory with examples

Support your findings by using 3-5 scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

ECH 130 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1

 

How has your personal learning been influenced by operant and classical conditioning?

 

ECH 130 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2

 

How might a teacher use either operant or classical conditioning methods to change an inappropriate behavior in class?

 

ECH 130 Topic 5 Collaborative Learning Community: Behaviorism Scenarios

 

Details:

This is a CLC assignment.

Based on personal learning experiences, write two 500-750-word scenarios:

  • One that occurs through classical conditioning; and
  • One that occurs through operant conditioning.

For each scenario include:

  • Type of conditioning
  • Description of the environment
  • Conversations that take place
  • Actions that take place
  • Application in the early childhood classroom

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

ECH 130 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1

 

When you are a teacher, what do you need to take into account when choosing classroom materials, curriculum, and daily schedules as they relate to student motivation?

 

ECH 130 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2

 

How are developmentally appropriate activities related to motivation?

 

ECH 130 Topic 6 Motivational Presentation

 

Details:

Create a 10-15 slide presentation for your team of early childhood educators that explains the factors that affect student motivation.

Include the following for both the Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and K to Age 8/Grade 3 groups:

  1. Importance of motivation in education and learning for young children
  2. Examples of lack of motivation, two for each age group
  3. Factors that affect motivation and how they differ for each age group
  4. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations and how they differ
  5. Teacher strategies for motivating young learners and how they differ for each age group
  6. Relationship between teacher motivation and learner motivation

In addition, create a title slide, reference slides, and slide notes that offer detailed explanations. Use 3-5 scholarly resources within your presentation.

While GCU style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

 

ECH 130 Topic 7 Discussion Question 1

 

Max Points: 5.0

Discuss how self-efficacy and motivation are related.

ECH 130 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2

 

How could you use authentic assessment techniques to determine self-efficacy and self-regulation in young children?

 

ECH 130 Topic 7 Self-Efficacy Essay

 

Details:

Write a 500-750-word essay about the role of self-efficacy as it applies to learning goals. Explain the following:

  1. Concept of self-efficacy.
  2. Influence of high and low self-efficacy on influence learning. Reflect on how self- efficacy played a role in your educational background.
  3. Impact of self-efficacy on young learners with special needs.
  4. Strategies to promote a positive self-efficacy for young learners.
  5. Relationship between self-efficacy and self-regulation.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

ECH 130 Topic 7 Self-Regulation Tables

 

Details:

Complete the “Self-Regulation Tables,” one for Birth to Age 5/Pre-K and one for K to Age 8/Grade 3. For each self-regulation component in the tables include:

  1. Example of a behavior to be self-regulated
  2. Description of the self-regulation strategy to promote behavior change

GCU style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

ECH130_T7_SelfRegulationTables.docx