INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT
Assignment: Complex Learning Analysis
You will be required to complete the Complex Learning Analysis template. Please use the attached corrected template below. It is required.
I have attached a visual example with some instructor feedback as well. Please see below.
The Learning Standards on the template are from the identified grade level and academic subjects found in the Arizona State Learning Standards. To become familiar with these, please access via http://www.azed.gov/standards-practices/
Part 1: In 3-5 sentences describe a developmentally appropriate learning activity that promotes critical thinking and problem solving and is aligned for each listed standard. Explain how the activity is designed to challenge students by activating complex cognitive processes, like critical thinking. For one learning activity, integrate physical development in student learning (e.g., gross or fine motor skills).
To receive a 5 on the rubric, you need to incorporate one activity with physical development.
Part 2: In a 250-500-word summary compare and contrast how two elementary students in the same class may differ in their physical, cognitive and linguistic development. Support your rationale with 2-3 scholarly resources.
It is good practice (and required) to cite and reference where you get this information. Please view and print out this GCU APA Style Guide to help you in this process:
You are HIGHLY encouraged to cite and reference our textbook as a source in your references, please format it as seen below:
Ormrod, J. E. & Jones, B. D. (2018). Essentials of educational psychology: Big ideas to guide effective teaching (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Remember, the assignment is due on Sunday at 11:59pm AZ time. Please contact me in the Private Forum or the QTI Forum prior to submission if you have any questions.
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Complex Learning Analysis
Classes at every grade level are comprised of students at varying stages of language development, as well as cognitive and physical abilities. Teachers must adjust instruction to meet the needs of all students as they foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.
Foster Critical Thinking
For this assignment, complete the “Complex Learning Analysis” template. The learning standards on the template are from the identified grade level and subjects found in the Arizona State Standards.
Complete the following for each standard:
- Learning Activity:In 3-5 sentences, describe a developmentally appropriate learning activity that promotes critical thinking and problem-solving. For one learning activity, integrate physical development in student learning (e.g., gross or fine motor skills).
- Explanation: In 3-5 sentences,explain how the activity is designed to challenge students by activating complex cognitive processes, specifically critical thinking, and problem-solving. Explain how the activity is appropriate for the developmental age of the students.
Examine Students’ Development
In a 250-500 word summary, compare and contrast how two elementary students in the same class may differ in their physical, cognitive, and linguistic development. Include major concepts, principles, and/or theories to justify your response. Explain how you will apply these concepts to support student development in your future classroom.
Support your rationale with 2-3 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. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion
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