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Students will select a peer-reviewed journal article (not a news article) from a variety of topics
provided by the instructor that is related to human growth and development. This activity will
take place during predetermined modules (see course schedule). Presenters will lead a discussion
of their article during the week, and participants will submit a reflection on the article at the end
of the week.
• Presenter’s Responsibilities (7 points)
This assignment allows students to pursue a topic of their choice and conduct some basic research on the topic. The topic can be anything they are interested in that relates to the content of the course.
Using the research skills demonstrated by the education librarian Anne Melville (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by the instructor, students are to find at least three scholarly (peer-reviewed) journal articles (including at least 1 empirical-research article) to use in the report that cover their topic of interest that have been published in the past decade. Students are to submit their topic and electronic copies (no links) of the articles for instructor approval prior to writing the paper. If an approved article is changed, students are to submit the new article for approval prior to writing the paper. In addition, they are to submit a brief outline (no more than 1 page) for review before writing the paper, and a final report. The final report should include a literature review and a synthesis. It should also include a reflection guided by the following questions:
Students will use in-text citations and include a reference list. The paper will be five to six double-spaced pages plus title and reference pages.
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