Guiding Inquiry: What will be be doing this year?
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Guiding Thought Question: Come up with your own definitions of psychology and sociology and explain why it might be argued they are pseudosciences compared to fields such as biology or physics.
Pseudoscience: A practice mistakenly thought to be rooted in the scientific method
Guiding Inquiry: How do social scientists go about the process of conduction research and why is observation such an important piece of that?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will learn about the importance of observation through conducting a field observation activity and then learning about the different methods used for research in the social sciences while also examining strengths and weaknesses of each method.
Guiding Thought Question: Explain why you will have to use different approaches and codes of conduct when dealing with human subjects compared to the practices you might use with natural research.
Guiding Inquiry: What considerations need to be taken for the safety and reliability of research studies?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the importance of ethics in research design and will complete an activity where they will explain certain elements of ethical research design and evaluate their importance.
Guiding Thought Question: Pick a passage from the reading that you thought interesting, impactful, or that was a key point. Copy in the passage (and add a page number), and then a short (2-3) sentence reflection.
Guiding Inquiry: What distinguishes social science from the natural sciences, and how are they similar?
Todays Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the similarities and difference between research in the physical and natural sciences by completing an article discussion, and then explaining the characteristics needed from a research through completing a think-pair-share based discussion activity.
Guiding Thought Question: Why is it just as necessary to not put too much pressure on yourself and ensure you take time for yourself, and accept "good enough?"
Guiding Inquiry: How can animal companions be used to help alleviate symptoms of mental disorders?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will learn the difference between Therapy Dogs, Companion Animals, and Service Animals, and how they can be used to help certain mental disorders by engaging in discussions about them.
Guiding Thought Question: In what situation should you step in and insist that somebody seek out help when dealing with a mental illness?
Guiding Inquiry: Why are appropriate discussions about mental illness and mental disorders needed, and how can we help others?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will learn about the different definitions of classifications of some mental disorders and how they are diagnosed and treated, and be able to answer questions about them on a quiz and incorporate information from today's discussion into their end of unit assessment.
Guiding Thought Question: How does the role of education change throughout someones life? During which stages/ages is education the most significant? During which stages/ages is it less important? Explain your thinking
Guiding Inquiry: How do your psychological needs change as you age and develop?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the different stages of Psychosocial Stages of Development by engaging in a reading activity and discussion about the concepts associated with the model, and be able to incorporate it into the development of their educational experience they develop for the unit.
Behavioral Science Course Forum
Welcome to the Forum! Here is where you will be answering your daily warm-up questions. Please do not enter your last name for privacy reasons, and you may use a nickname if you would like (Just make sure Mr. Tredinnick is aware of the nickname you are using). Write out thoughtful responses to the forums on the days they are assigned. If you miss a day please take it upon yourself to complete the Forum you missed. Each Forum has the targeted Learning Objective(s) there so you can see what the focus of the day's class will be.