Week 5 – Final Project
[WLOs: 1, 2] [CLO: 2, 3, 4]
Prior to beginning work on this final project, review the chapters of the textbook and relevant videos and articles assigned. The Final Project will give you a chance to fully demonstrate what you have learned on a specific topic in cognitive psychology. For your Final Project, choose one of the case studies below. Carefully consider, then answer the questions posed in your selected case study according to the final project requirements.
Case Study #2
- Select an elementary, high school, or post-secondary school case study from the case studies below. Choose one of Erikâ€™s presenting issues. Define working memory and long-term memory applied to Erikâ€™s age and educational setting. How is working memory similar to and different from long-term memory, again, applied to Erikâ€™s age and educational setting? Why is this an important concept for educators to understand?
- An early childhood learner has trouble transferring information presented in kindergarten class to long-term memory. Specifically, he cannot recall the letters of the alphabet even though the teacher has the letters posted on the walls around the classroom and quizzes the class daily, has the class singing the A, B, Câ€™s song, and uses books and videos from ABCmouse.com.
- A high school student is having difficulty remembering math concepts and formulas to solve math problems in class and on tests. The teacher uses videos, creates rap songs, and pairs an advanced learner with Erik.
- A nontraditional college sophomore (33 years old) served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and recently left the military with 15 years of service. He stated he always has issues remembering history timelines and language concepts, having flunked both of these university courses. He is retaking the history course. The professor is using videos, group tutoring, and audio podcasts to help him understand the course concepts.
- Indicate the case study you chose. What additional teaching-learning strategies will you use to help Erik, using information from the course to support your plan of action?
- Using your knowledge of working and long-term memory, why did you choose these strategies and what outcomes do you think will occur once they are implemented? Are there any outside sources to which you could refer Erik? Why or why not?
- In reviewing this case study, how will you explain to your colleagues why some students have problems with certain course materials and assessments in their courses? List at least three reasons for them to consider in their teaching.
Option 1: Written Paper Format
The Final Project
- Must be a minimum of seven double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.) and must include a title page and reference page. Please review the Sample Title Page AU (Links to an external site.) resource and the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) Please refer to important APA style reminders.
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Running head and page number
- Title of paper
- Studentâ€™s name
- Course name and number
- Instructorâ€™s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least five scholarly sources in addition to the course text (six total).
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.