Psychology 100G: Issue of Diversity in Developmental Psychology

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Date and Time

Class Events

Week #0
September 26, Thu.: 8:00-9:45am

Orientation to the class, tour through the syllabus and the web.
Week #1
October 1, Tue.: 8:00-9:45am

Experiencing cultural differences: Rafa-rafa simulated game
October 3, Thu.: 8:00-9:45amPhilosophical perspectives on studying people. Reading due for Topic #1: Issues of diversity: Why care and how to approach?
October 4, Fri.: 7:00pmFirst week's assignment due
Week #2
October 8, Tue.: 8:00-9:45am

Historic perspectives on childhood. Reading due for Topic #2 (part I): Exploring diversity and universality in practices of different communities.
October 10, Thu.: 8:00-9:45amCultural and institutional diversity in practices
film: Preschool in three cultures
October 12, Sat.: 7:00 pmBiweekly feedback due
Week #3
October 15, Tue.: 8:00-9:45am

Eugene Matusov, "Sociocultural approach: Cultural and institutional zones of proximal development," videos from his research. Reading due for Topic #2 (part II): Exploring diversity and universality in practices of different communities.
October 17, Thu.: 8:00-9:45amReading due for Topic #3 (part I): Diversity and universality in cognition
Week #4
October 22, Tue.: 8:00-9:45am

Reading due for Topic #3 (part II): Diversity and universality in cognition Advice: start reading Gilligan (the book has 174pp.!)
October 24, Thu.: 8:00-9:45amReading due for Topic #3 (part III): Diversity and universality in cognition Advice: read Gilligan (the book has 174pp.!
October 26, Sat.: 7:00 pmBiweekly feedback due
Week #5
October 29, Tue.: 8:00-9:45am

Reading due for Topic #4 (part I): Gender / Moral Development / Language.
October 31, Thu.: 8:00-9:45amReading due for Topic #4 (part II): Gender / Moral Development / Language.
Week #6
November 5, Tue. 8:00-9:45am

Group discussion and class discussion on gender.
Organizing class participants into groups based on the topics of interest for the project.
Writing a paragraph for the group project paper in class.
Reading due for Topic #4 (part III): Gender / Moral Development / Language.
November 7, Thu.: 8:00-9:45amGuest speaker: Dr. Stephanie Dalton
"Educational practices at home and school in Sunnie community"
November 9, Sat.: 7:00 pmBiweekly feedback due
Week #7
November 12, Tue.: 8:00-9:45am

Working on the first draft of the group project paper in class. Reading due for Topic #5 : Cultural ethnicity / Language
November 14, Thu.: 8:00-9:45amGroup discussion and class discussion on how to integrate diversity and universality in studies of human development.
First draft of group project paper due
Providing "peer" feedback for the first drafts
Working on the second draft of the paper in class
Week #8
November 19, Tue.: 8:00-9:45am
Finishing
Finishing the second drafts of the group project paper. Discussing organization of the class evaluation.
November 21, Thu.: 8:00-9:45amProgress reports of the group project.
Using each other as resources for the project:
Asking, sharing, guiding, and providing information
Working on presentations
November 23, Sat.:
7:00 pm
Biweekly feedback due
Week #9
November 26, Tue.: 8:00-9:45am
5:00 pm
Group
Group presentation and class discussion.

Final draft of the group project paper due.
November 28, Thu.No class; Thanksgiving
Week #9
December 3, Tue.: 8:00-9:45am

Group presentation and class discussion
December 5, Thu.: 8:00-9:45amGroup presentation and class discussion
December 7, Sat.: 7:00 pmBiweekly feedback due
Week #10
December 13, Fri.: 7:00pm

Final papers due to be published. Also e-mail the papers' abstracts me for narrative evaluation.

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