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DEP2000 & SOP2772 Professor Perez

DEP2000: Human Growth and Development

Awareness in Action: Think Globally, Act Locally

 

Description: Students will select one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal and/or target goal.

http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

Students will research the goal, international agencies currently addressing the goal, and the implications of the goal in the field of psychology and human development (i.e. violence, gender equality, human trafficking).

Students will present their projects as a group to inform peers about the application of theory within the field of developmental psychology and human development. Students will be required to present in a 35-40 minute presentation.

Criteria for grading: The project should reflect mastery of both the research topics and their relevance in the field of psychology. All projects must include:

  1. Goal or target goal chosen
  2. Select a relevant theory in develop to support your goal
  3. Significance of the goal in the field of psychology (what do we know about its impact on individuals) Select a period of development.
  4. International or Local agencies already working on the goal (i.e. World Health Organization, World Bank, UNICEF), and the effectiveness of their projects.
  5. What can be done? How can you effectively create change? (Be creative) o Awareness campaign (how can you inform others) o
  6. Service project (what would/will you do locally)
  7. References: cite your sources
  8. Projects, of course, require clarity, proper grammar and spelling. If the paper is unclear and/or indicates that you put in little or no effort, your project will not be accepted/graded. Please proofread your writing and/or contact the writing center for assistance.
  9. Sources: Acceptable sources of information include peer-reviewed articles, .org, and .gov websites. All information must be cited throughout poster presentation.

DEP2000- Group Presentation Rubric

Category

Scoring Criteria

Total Points

Score

Organization

(15 points)

The type of presentation is appropriate for the topic and audience and an outline was provided with the presentation.

5

 

Information is presented in a logical sequence. There is evidence of working together as a team. Everyone took turns speaking.

5

 

Presentation appropriately cites requisite number of five references. And the presentation was provided to the professor with the correct APA cited in a printed format.

5

 

Content

(50 points)

Introduction is attention getting, lays out the problem well, and establishes a framework for the rest of the presentation.

Developmental Stage:

Targeted Population and Demographics:

5

 

There is at least two mention of a developmental theory. The theory was clearly defined and explained and how it relates closely to this developmental period.

Theory # 1

Theory # 2

10

 

Presentation contains accurate information on problem-solving within the field of developmental psychology.

Problem/Concern/Need:

Solution:

5

 

Material included is relevant to the overall message/purpose and contains relevant research and stays on topic. (not wikipedia or google) Minimum two statistics from credible sources.

10

 

There is a solution to a problem within the developmental period assigned. "Prototype" mention UNICEF goals

15

 

There is an obvious conclusion summarizing the presentation and take-home message-call to action.

5

 

Presentation

(35 points)

Speakers maintain good eye contact with the audience and are appropriately animated (e.g., gestures, moving around, etc.).

5

 

Speakers use a clear, audible voice and are organized and know when to present during their turn. (Do not dominate or speak over the next person) Worked as a team.

5

 

The presentation was creative and the speakers were engaging, knowledgeable and excited about their topic.

5

 

Good language skills and pronunciation are used. The graphics were engaging and added to the presentation; graphs and charts were used appropriately.

5

 

Visual aids are well-prepared, informative, effective, and not distracting.

5

 

Length of presentation is within the assigned time limits and the group work collectively. The presentation was at least 30 minutes in length. Video used was between 1-3 minutes in length and educated the audience on the topic.

5

 

Information was well communicated and the conclusion contained a take-home message of "why should you care" and "a do-something about it".

5

 

Score

Total Points

100

 

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