What are the advantages of using the scientific method to study environmental issues? What are the dangers of not using the scientific method? When is it inappropriate to use the scientific method?
Select one Case-In-Point presented in Ch. 3–5 of Environment.
Write a 700- to 900-word analysis of the selected case. In your analysis, include the following:
Identify any unintended consequences of humankind’s activities that have led to environmental problems.
Describe how scientific or technological activities are exacerbating or improving the existing situation.
Discuss how a proper application of the scientific method could have helped the problem.
Address any alternative solutions beyond the scientific method.
Please use at least 1 additional outside source.
Format your analysis consistent with APA guidelines.
This assignment is a five full paged, double spaced, typed paper on the process of an oppressed group changing social welfare policy. The film Iron Jawed Angels must be used as a reference point for you to describe and analyze, a current movement that is struggling for equal rights by changing social policy such as women’s rights (equal compensation for work, pro-choice rights), gay rights movement (end of discrimination, gay marriage), or injustices to an ethnic minority peoples. Compare and contrast a modern effort to change policy with the historical struggle of women to obtain the right to vote. You must include the following points in your paper: 1. identify what the problem is; 2. who is for change and why; 3 who is against change and why; 4. how is the modern movement similar to the suffrage movement and in what ways is it different; 5. how is consciousness-raising developed both for the group and for individual members; 6. how are leaders developed; 7. is there evidence or horizontal hostility in the group; 8. develop you own position based on facts and logical reasoning. Use critical thinking!
Is it accurateto say that people always act selfishly to maximize their rewards and minimize their losses? Why or why not?
• Step 1: Choosing a Topic
The Research project has a number of important goals. It will take you the entire semester to assemble the project. In this area you will submit the various pieces you have created.
The project has the following goals:
To introduce you to the valuable online databases to which NYIT subscribes.
To further develop your understanding of academic disciplines, research methods, and evidence.
To develop a deeper understanding of an issue, and take a stand on the issue, using both newspaper and academic sources.
The first step is to choose a topic that interests you and describe it below.
1. Describe the topic/issue in your own words (100 word minimum):
2. Why does this topic interest you and/or why it is important? (100 word minimum)
• Step 2: Collecting Data
In the second step of the process you will begin collecting data from 2 main sources: newspapers (in particular, the New York Times that you already subscribe to as part of the class) and academic, refereed (peer-reviewed) journals available to you through the NYIT library database. Your instructor and librarians will work with you in searching through databases.
For each source that you cite you must provide basic citation material including date of publication, author, publication name, and page numbers.
1. Summarize and cite 5 articles on your topic from the New York Times.
2. Summarize and cite 3 articles in 3 different disciplines on your topic (for a total of nine articles total)
Make sure to put the findings in your own words because this program will check for plagiarism.
• Step 3: Research Methods Analysis
In this section you will demonstrate your general awareness of research methods.
1. Describe the research methods in both the popular and academic sources that you have assembled. By research methods we mean archival work, fieldwork, experiments, observation, statistical analysis, etc.
2. Describe the types of evidence that these research methods produce.
(250 words minimum)
• Final Research Project
In the final step you will “take a stand” on your topic using the material you have gathered this semester. For your individual points you must refer to findings in the journals and New York Times. You are not required to agree with the findings, of course, but you must make them part of your final submission. This article should be helpful for your oral presentation on the “take a stand” project.
(500 words minimum)
The role of the microsystem in shaping children’s effortful control is important and parents play a critical role. What would you recommend to a parent who asks you what he or she can do to promote his or her preschool child’s self-regulation skills? Now turning to the mesosystem, identify examples of influences on the child’s effortful control you can share with the parent.
Provide examples of influences on children’s effortful control that you have observed in your own family and other families who are close to you.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates and share examples of self-regulation skills you have observed in your family or other families who are close to you regarding self-regulation skills.
Cultural and Linguistic Differences
Listen to the Cultural and Linguistic Differences podcast from The IRIS Center, or view the transcript. Consider what Donna Ford has to say about prejudice and stereotyping.
Discuss how educators can positively influence a school-age child to not hold biases or prejudices against others. Give an example of how you can create a community of learners who support one another by fostering positive attitudes. Give an example of how you could teach your students the importance of acceptance. Your post must address the children in the concrete operational stage.
Bullying is a prevalent issue during middle childhood. Watch The Power of One – School Video Sample. Choose one of the situations presented: Diego, Timmy, or Kendra. Briefly describe the situation. Offer suggestions that can be put into place by the teacher, school, and the parents at least one for each. Use the following sources to support your response:
Bullies: What is Bullying
You must address what should be said to the child who is targeted and to the child exhibiting the bullying behavior. You must include what should not be said as well. Include at least one suggestion to be used in the classroom and one suggestion that can be reinforced at home.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates and comment on whether or not you think the suggestions are interchangeable. Could the lesson for school be taught at home and vice versa? Why do you think this lesson would or would not work in the alternate setting?
Your good friends have just adopted a four-year-old child. At this point, the only socialization decision they have made is that the child is going to preschool. You are the expert, and they have come to you for advice and to devise a plan to raise their child. They ask you to be frank with them and give them specific examples to support your opinions. They are determined to raise this child to the best of their ability. Since they are new parents, they need advice on everything!
The summative assignment is to develop a user-friendly PowerPoint book of suggestions. The book will demonstrate your understanding of the material by applying the major topics discussed in the course to a real situation.
The Final Project must include:
Title Slide (one slide).
Introduction of the material for the new adoptive parents (one to two slides).
At least 12 slides summarizing each of the items listed below (one to two slides for each item).
An image that represents each item.
Conclusion slide that clearly explains why the parents should review this material (one to two slides).
Reference slide with at least three scholarly resources and the course text all properly cited (one slide).
Writing the Final Project
Summarize Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model and describe why it is important for them to be aware of this theory (one to two slides).
Suggest and explain a parenting style/philosophy (authoritarian, authoritative, or permissive) that you believe will be most beneficial for the child and the family (one to two slides).
Explain which childcare (Nanny, Center-based ,or Family-based care) option (before/during/after preschool) you think is best for the child and why (one to two slides).
Share specific suggestions, at least two to implement safe technology use in the home. Explain how the media can (both positively and negatively) influence the child (one to two slides).
Describe at least two researched methods to increase the child’s self-esteem and positive attitude (one to two slides).
Differentiate between the importance of socialization that occurs in the home and at school. Explain the importance of both (separate) venues being a positive haven for the child (one to two slides).
Explain the importance of the teacher’s role in the child’s life. Give examples of how the school and the teacher will affect the child’s socialization (one to two slides).
Share the importance of positive peer interactions. Give two examples for parents to implement at home to foster friendships (one to two slides).
The PowerPoint presentation must include a minimum of 12 slides. Students are encouraged to creatively address the material and include graphics, visuals, charts, graphs, and/or sound. Slides should be designed to clearly and concisely address the material. The PowerPoint presentation must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Include a title slide, reference slide, and citations within the slides when appropriate. Students must use at least three scholarly sources and the course text. The Final Project will contribute to 20% of the course grade. In addition to submitting your presentation for grading, you can share your presentation with your classmates by posting it in the Doc Sharing tool.
McDonaldization. Analyze your college or workplace using Weber’s model of bureaucracy. What elements (efficiency, calculability, predictability, and control) of McDonaldization do you see? Do you wish life were less McDonaldized? Why or why not?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.