Week 2 Assignment: Theories and Contributors to Early Childhood EducationDirections
The purpose of this assignment is to describe influences and changes that have occurred in early childhood education through its history. (CO1)
Create a ten (10) slide PowerPoint presentation depicting important concepts/theories and contributors to early Childhood education. You must include five (5) contributors and five (5) theories. Provide highlights/important facts for each of your contributors/theories.
All assignments and forums in the class are designed for you to demonstrate your understanding and your knowledge of the material content. It is never acceptable or appropriate to simply provide information that is copied and pasted from a source – any source. Even if the information were cited properly, copying and pasting does not demonstrate knowledge.
All assignments are submitted to Turnitin, which is a plagiarism checking tool. Any assignment receiving a score of 30% or better raises serious concerns about the originality of your work. An originality score should generally be no more than 15-18%. Please keep this in mind as you are submitting work. Originality scores between 30 and 50% will be graded with a significant loss of points. Originality Scores of greater than 50% will be graded with a 0.
Please know that there will be serious consequences for any submission made in this class that raises the concern of plagiarism. If you are in doubt about something, please ask. I am happy to clarify and answer questions. Thank you for your attention to this very serious matter.
Citation and Reference Style Resources
American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
The American Psychological Association states, “The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. Well-known for its authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, and tone that will result in strong, simple, and elegant scientific communication.”
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Presentation provides in-depth, accurate information depicting 5 important theories and 5 major contributors to early childhood education. Information presented in original in nature.
Presentation is creative & unique, with uncluttered slides that are well-organized and easy to read. There is use of color and/or transitions. Information is enhanced with the use of visuals.
Information is presented in clear writing style using proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
A title slide is included at the beginning of the presentation. A reference slide is included at the end of the presentation that contains at least 1 reference listed in APA format.
Assignment is the appropriate length and contains the minimum 10 slides of content information.