(See the syllabus for the current year for specific details.)
1. Tests Drawn from both lecture and reading: Mostly multiple choice which assess your grasp of basic facts and concepts, plus a short-answer "challenge question." We will not select a question from the reading just to scare you into reading every word. Try to read for enjoyment as much as possible.
2. Newsgroup postings and comments on other students' projects The idea here is: participate in an electronic postings about your project. Receive feedback from others. You may choose to be anonymous. Be constructively critical so that your fellow classmate can receive feedback that is helpful.
3. Course Project. Formats possible:
Poster presentation. Note: Bring a one-page handout to your poster so that attendees can take away a summary of what you have done. Include your name and title of project. This helps attendees have a summary on which to base their comments.
Paper on original research or library research.
Web site. (Example) Note: this web page was written in the dawn of web pages, back in 1995. It is an example, not a model! You may also do something which incorporates the ability to do an online survey of attitudes relevant to developmental psychology, such as the Star Trek and Leadership survey I initiated in the early 1990s with my colleague Robin Pearce.
How we assess the project: (more information on courseinfo website )
-Made connections with the discipline of developmental psychology
-Clarity of presentation
-Student looked for opportunities to challenge him/herself.
Laura Berk,Child Development, 6th Edition. At bookstore and on reserve. Publisher's Website.
Child Growth and Development (Collection of articles). At bookstore and on reserve. Publisher's WebSite.
Books and articles available from Mugar reserve
Consult Mugar listings.