COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELING & GUIDANCE

COURSE SYLLABUS
PSYC 7040
ADULT LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT
3 SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT

Instructor: William G. (Bill) Huitt, Ph.D.
Office Hours: MW 1-5pm; TR 1-2pm, 4-5pm (Yahoo Messenger: ID=billhuitt)
Office: Psychology Bldg (next to Continuing Ed on Patterson)
E-mail: whuitt at valdosta dot edu

Phone: 333-5613 (O); 247-2327 (H)

Required Texts:
  • Materials packet available from education printing center (all materials are also available online)

Course Description:

Web Sites:

Huitt's EdPsyc Website:    http://chiron.valdosta.edu/whuitt/interact.html
Websites for Teachers of Adults http://chiron.valdosta.edu/whuitt/adltlrn/adltweb.html
Readings for Teachers of Adults http://chiron.valdosta.edu/whuitt/adltrdgs.html

College of Education Conceptual Framework: Guiding Principles

The following are adapted from the Georgia Systemic Teacher Education Program Accomplished Teacher Framework

College of Education Conceptual Framework Principles:

Course Objectives:

Topics:

Students with Disabilities:

Attendance:

Grading:

  1. Two essay exams (must include final)*#

45%

  1. Ten-page literature review on topic related to theory and practice of adult learning**

40%

  1. Five recommended web links

5%

  1. Postings on bulletin board

10%

* Some excellent suggestions related to Effective Learning
** Use APA Style in all written work (citing electronic documents); (samples of 10- and 25-page papers are provided); APA Style Sheet; APA Style Checklist; APA Style Overview; APA Citation Styles

Extra credit:


# In general, when you write an answer to an essay question you should follow the format you learned in Freshman English:

    1. Use complete sentences
    2. Use proper punctuation
    3. Use proper spelling

(1) Introduction

    1. What is the issue to be addressed?
    2. Why is this issue important?
    3. What will be included in your answer; how will your answer be organized?

(2) Body -- Present information in clear, concise, and logical manner

(3) Summary/Conclusions

    1. Summarize your main points
    2. Relate information in body to original proposition (why is this issue important?)

Some examples of good essay writing are provided by the Educational Testing Service, developer of the GRE-Writing Test.


Last updated: December 2006
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