Week #4 Announcement
Greetings in the Name of Christ!
We are really romping through human development.
Keep holding on.
We are already focusing on Middle Childhood.
Can you think back to those years?
For many people, middle school was one of the most
hurtful times of their lives.
I don’t’ think there is a day that goes by that I don’t
have clients in my practice who have been affected by bullying
in middle school.
Such bullying can have life-long effects on individuals.
Because of the importance of this topic, I have compiled
a tremendous amount of resources on bullying on my internet site
The information is listed under “Top Links,” “Bullying.”
Have a look.
And pass the link on to people you know who might need the
Here are the 3 required assignments for Week #4.
Read Chapters 9 & 10, and take Quiz 4.
Watch 4 presentations.
Discussion Board Posting:
The topic for this week is:
Plagiarism & Moral Dev.
“In Week 1 you read through the three different websites on
plagiarism. This week's reading in Feldman is about Kohlberg’s
theory of Moral Development.
How does this theory inform our understanding of
plagiarism, intentional vs. unintentional, and moral
development? Keep in
mind, after one has been fully informed of the different types
of plagiarism is it REALLY unintentional and how does that play
into moral development.”
Some of you may have
problems understanding the question posed above.
One way of paraphrasing this is:
“Is there anything that you have learned from Kohlberg’s
theory of Moral Development that would shed light on whether
plagiarism (when it is committed by well-informed adults), could
really be considered to be “unintentional?”
You might also want to consider whether there would ever
be a situation where plagiarism could be justified (even by the
most moral Christians among us)?
Did Jesus ever demonstrate “postconventional morality,”
by breaking the laws of man because he was following a
“universal set of moral principles”)?
Make sure you put effort into these postings.
Familiarize yourself with the question being asked and
the discussion board rubric that will be used to grade the DB
postings. Work on
your writing skills.
Get help from the writing resources that are listed under the
Resource list that appears in the Appendix of your Course
must post an original thread of 400 words. Threads are due
by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. (ET) of the pertinent modules.
Please make sure you use proper citations in your
postings and include a reference list of any articles you may
Two Discussion Board Replies:
You must post two
replies in 200 words each to at least two of your classmates’
least two replies are due by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. (ET) .
Make sure these are original replies and that you are not
just posting the same content twice.
to turn in your Annotated Bibliography this week.
The annotated bibliography is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on
Sunday of Module/Week 4.
By now, you should have most, if not all, of the articles
you are going to use for your Research Paper.
As you are reading these articles for your Annotated
Bibliography, you should begin developing the structure and
organization of your Research Paper.
The Research Paper Template (available in the Course
Spreadsheet) should help you with this process.
At the end of Week #5, you will be required to turn in
your Thesis Statement.
This will only be possible if you have a good idea of the
main argument/conclusion of your Research Paper.
In my earlier years as a professor, I taught a course on
Intelligence Testing at the doctoral level.
I also learned a great deal about psychological testing
during my Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Disabilites.
Although intelligence tests are limited, they do provide
valuable information that is especially useful in an academic
intelligence tests don’t tell you whether you are going to be
joyful in life, they are a pretty good predictor of how well you
will do in the classroom.
My three children were all
I taught them that their intelligence was a simply a gift
from God, and that this did not make them “better” than anyone
else. As they grew
up, instead of focusing on their school grades, I focused on
whether they were “using their gifts.”
In fact, I encouraged them to use their gifts to help
Recently, a controversy over
intelligence testing has been brewing.
Some consider such tests to be prejudicial, or even
racist. Like any
other tool, when used in the wrong hands, and with the wrong
motives, they can hurt more than help.
I could talk for hours on this
topic, I think I’ll stop here.
Blessings to you all,