Lamar State College - Port Arthur

House Bill 2504

Summer I 2015 Course Syllabus

EDUC-1300-01 - Learning Framework

Faculty Information
SemesterSummer I 2015
InstructorPeeler, Bobby Wilson
Phone(409) 984-6420
Business and Technology
Chair:Percy Jordan
Phone:(409) 984-6335
Hours:10:00-11:00 Monday - Thursday
Building:Student Center (SC)
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Course Information
Course Number60291
Course Description Study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition and motivation; 2) factors that impact learning; and 3) application of learning strategies. Students use assessment instruments (learning inventories) to identify their strengths and weaknesses as learners. Develops skills and techniques necessary for success in college including memory development, note-taking, test preparation, study skills and time management. Assists the student in making adequate social and personal adjustments to college life, developing educational and career goals, and becoming familiar with institutional curricula and policies. Includes techniques for time management, note taking, and preparing for exams. Stresses the importance of creativity, health, relationships and the effective use of resources in achieving college success. All students who have passed fewer than 60 semester hours and finished the immediate two long semesters on scholastic probation are required to enroll in and pass the course. Recommended for all students desiring to improve their opportunities for success in college. A passing grade must be earned to meet the institutional requirement. May count for elective credit in selected degree and certificate programs. Students who fail a developmental course must take either EDUC 1300 or PSYC 1300.
Course Prerequisites This course is mandated for all students on academic probation and those who have failed any developmental course.
Required Textbooks Keys to Effective Learning, 6th edition. Carol Carter, Joyce Bishop, and Sarah Kravits, Pearson. ISBN 978-0-13-700750-9
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success and is used to determine grade. There is no makeup for assignments for any reason except hospitilization of you or immediate family member and requires documentation.
Course Grading Scale 90-100=A 80-89 = B 70-79=C 60-69= D Below 60 = F
Determination of Final Grade The Final grade is the average of two grades.

One grade is the total of points based on attendance, participation and homework and equals 50% of the final grade.

Daily points:

Attendance:1 per day

Participation:1 per day

Assignments:1 for each one

Late arrival or early departure is a 1 point deduction.

All homework assignments have a due date and must be turned in on that day at the beginning of the class for credit, and can not be done in class.

The other grade is the test average, including the final exam, and it is 50% of the final grade.

Extra credit is available for campus events with prior approval.

Disturbance in class is a one point deduction from the final grade per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectful behavior. Cell phones and other communication devices must be in backpacks or purses and on the floor. Laptops may be used only with instructor or special populations coordinator permission.

Final Exam Date July 9, 2015 - 8:00 AM
Major Assignments Week 1: Monday; Course introduction, syllabus review, syllabus quiz

Monday: Chapter 1, Habits for Success

Tuesday: Library Tour

Wednesday: Chapter 1/2

Thursday: Test 1; Ch 1/2

Week 2:

Monday: Chapter 3: Time and Money

Tuesday: Chapter 4: Setting and Reaching Goals

Wednesday: Chapter 3/4

Thursday: Test 2; Ch 3/4

Week 3:

Monday: Chapter 5: Critical and Creative Thinking:

Tuesday: Chapter 6: Memory: Maximizing recall for test success

Wednesday: Chapter 5/6

Thursday: Test 3; Ch 5/6

Week 4:

Monday: Chapter 7: Reading and Studying: Focusing on Print and Online

Tuesday: Chapter 8: Reading Across the Disciplines

Wednesday: Chapter 7/8

Thursday: Test 4; Ch 7/8

Week 5:

Monday: Chapter 9: Active Listening and Note Taking

Tuesday: Chapter 10:Test Taking I: Test Preparation and Objective Tests

Wednesday: Chapter 11: Test Taking II: Getting Results on Essay Tests

Thursday: Final Exam
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates Assignments for the first 11 chapters include Take Action, Building Skills, and Critical Thinking. Some chapters have 2 Take actions and both are due. Chapter 12 assignment is to answer the 66 questions.

All assignments are due at 8:00 A.M. followed immediately by test.

Week 1: Test 1: Chapter 1/2, Thursday June 11; Assignments Due, Ch 1/2

Week 2: Test 2: Chapter 3/4, Thursday June 18; Assignments Due, Ch 3/4

Week 3: Test 3: Chapter 5/6, Thursday June 25; Assignments Due, Ch 5/6

Week 4: Test 4: Chapter 7/8, Thursday July 02; Assignments Due, Ch 7/8

Week 5: Test 5: Chapter 9/10/11,Thurs July 09;Assignments Due,Ch9,10,11
General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.

PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Course Student Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret assigned reading materials and written instructions from both the textbook and instructor measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO ALPHA, PSLSO 1, PSLO 2)

2. Demonstrate the ability to produce clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5)

3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience measured by class exercises. (PSLO 2)

4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret forms of spoken language measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises,and essay rubric. (PSLO 1, PSLO 2)

5. Identify and demonstrate the ability to apply standards and elements of critical thinking measured by pretest, posttest, written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO ALPHA, PSLO 1, PSLO 2, PSLO 5)

6. Demonstrate the ability to use computer-based technology in communicating, solving problems, and acquiring information measured by written class exercises, and essay rubric. (PSLO 2)

7. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences and similarities measured by written class exercises and rubric. (PSLO 2, PSLO 5)

8. Demonstrate the ability to identify, use, and apply mathematical and scientific principles measured by written class exercises. (PSLO 3)
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    Cell Phones must be in backpacks on the floor.
Additional Information Personal business will not be discussed in class.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

Lamar State College - Port Arthur


Lamar State College - Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The College embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life.

Core Values

  • Shared commitment by faculty, staff and administration to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community involvement

  • General education/core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community

  • Academic and technical programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, using a variety of delivery methods, on and off campus

  • Technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and behavior necessary for initial and continued employment

  • Student achievement characterized by attainment of individual goals and measured by successful accomplishments and completion of curriculum

  • Co-curricular opportunities that develop social, financial and civic acuity


Lamar State College - Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

  • treated with dignity and respect;

  • afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

  • given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights; and,

  • provided an opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

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