Educ 1300 4031 Syllabus Spring 2011 educ 1300 4031: Learning Framework Tuesday 5: 30pm – 6: 50pm Course Description

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EDUC 1300 4031 Syllabus

Spring 2011
EDUC 1300 4031: Learning Framework

Tuesday 5:30pm – 6:50pm
Course Description

A study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation, 2) factors that influence learning, and 3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for teaching and learning strategies used in the classroom. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply these theories and learning skills discussed.

Hybrid Format

This course is a hybrid meaning you will come to class once a week and you will complete discussions, quizzes, and on-line assignments through Angel each week also. It is your responsibility to make sure your computer is set up for an on-line course. You should check the course calendar weekly and keep up with assignments and due dates.

3 Credit Hours

Corequisites: ENGL 0305 and ENGL 0307 or ENGL 0356 or higher level course (ENGL 1301).

Instructor Information:

Barbara Eckenfels, MS

Counselor, TEAM Division, F240, (936) 273-7246
Office Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm M-F, evenings by appointment

There are several options for contacting me. I will reply to you within 24 hours. I check my office e-mail several times a day and will be glad to schedule you for an evening appointment as needed.

Department Chair, Dean and Course Advisor Information:
Dean Lawrence Brandyburg, Ph.D.,

F252, (936) 273-7020

Dept. Chair- Dr. Maureen Loiacano, Ed.D.

F244, (936) 273-7273

Advisor- Tara Devoley (Tribuna) Student Services- E Building (936) 273-7008

Required Materials

  • A notebook and hole punch

  • Note taking materials- either spiral notebook or loose leaf and dividers

  • Text book- an interactive on-line text called CollegeScope by Marsha Fralick will be required for this class. The text is personalized for each student based on the personality and learning styles inventory completed in the first part of the text. You will be able to purchase the textbook directly from the College Success Website, or you can use book vouchers at our campus bookstore. This book is mandatory for this course and must be purchased before the second week of class!

College Success Website

The first time you log in, click on the “Register Here” button. You will use your e-mail address as your login ID and will be asked to create a password for your account. Make sure you write down your e-mail address and password so that you can log in to your account in the future.

2010-2011 Learning Outcomes for EDUC 1300

  • Apply a variety of learning strategies to college courses.

  • Develop self-management skills to increase persistence and motivation.

  • Discover and utilize campus resources.

  • Explore careers and majors based on individual assessments.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills through written and/or oral reports, journals, and presentations.

  • Apply cognitive strategies to solve problems.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of learning theory necessary to succeed in college and career by completing assessments, class presentations, and assignments

Grading Rubric: 1000 Points total in class
40 Personality and Learning Style Assessments (DWYA and PEPS)

20 Choices Planner Interest and Values Inventories

280 Journal Entries, Activities and Quizzes in College Scope Chapters

100 Discussions

140 Quizzes

150 Participation

100 Personality Paper

100 Career Research Paper

25 “My Future” Class Presentation

25 Diversity Assignment

20 Academic Plan and meeting with instructor

Evaluation - Final letter grades will be assigned in the following manner:
1000 – 900 (A)

800 – 899 (B)

700 – 799 (C)

600 – 699 (D)

599 and below (F)
Mandatory Assignment - Required to pass this course

In addition to the completion of assignments and assessments, students in EDUC 1300 are also required to interact with their assigned advisor (Tara Devoley) for at least 2 sessions during the semester. One of these sessions can be on-line or over the phone. Students must complete this requirement in order to pass this course.


You can only participate if you are in class! 30 points will be deducted from your participation grade for each absence for any reason. Two tardies will be counted as an absence. If you are ill, follow the course syllabus and calendar to complete your work. If you miss four or more classes, it will be my decision whether or not to drop you from this course. Unexpected circumstances and illnesses force you to miss class occasionally. Please use your “absences” for situations that are unavoidable. It only takes three absences to drop your grade in this course a whole letter grade!

Classroom Behavior

I want this class to provide a relaxed, fun, environment, where you can feel free to ask questions and take part in class discussions. Please turn off all cell phones, IPODS, radios, come to class on time, and respect the opinions of others in class.

The Lone Star College catalog (Student Conduct, Section 562.01d) states, “Disruptive activity that hinders other students’ learning or deters an instructor from effective teaching will not be tolerated under any circumstances.”
Syllabus Change

While every attempt has been made to prepare this syllabus and class schedule in final form, it will be the instructor’s prerogative to make any changes as may be deemed necessary in order to meet the learning outcomes of the course. Students will be notified in writing of any change.

Equal Opportunity Statement: ADA Statement

Lone Star College System is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning

environment for all students. The college district promotes equity in accommodations as required by The Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Title V, Section 540 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) which will enable students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from all post-secondary educational programs and activities. Our ADA counselor at Montgomery is Vicky Saunders. She is located in the Student Services, Building C, Rm.C123, and can be reached at (936) 273-7239.
LSCS Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawal from a course after the official day of record will result in a mark of “W” on the student’s transcript and no credit will be awarded for this course(s). Prior to the official date, it is the student’s responsibility to initiate a request for withdrawal from any course. The withdrawal will only be processed if the student completes and submits for signature the required withdrawal form(s). The student must consult with the faculty member or a designated representative prior to submitting the request for withdrawal. Local college procedures are on file in the admissions office for the specific requirements regarding withdrawal requests.

Prior to the withdrawal date, faculty members may initiate requests for withdrawal of students for circumstances that the faculty member believes are appropriate. Any circumstances under which the student may be withdrawn by the faculty member will be included in the class syllabus. Under Section 51.907 of the Texas Education Code, “An institution of higher education may not permit a student to drop more than six (6) courses, including any course a transfer student has dropped at another Texas public institution of higher education”. Please check with any LSC college student services for more information on drop criteria.

Satisfactory academic progress is required for continuing eligibility for financial aid. Consult with the college’s financial aid office regarding the course completion requirements prior to withdrawing from any courses.

Certificates or Degree Plans

Degree plans for programs offered at LSC-MC can be located in the Lone Star college catalog or on the website at:

Academic Integrity

See the Lonestar College System Academic Integrity brochure at:

Software Piracy

Law strictly prohibits unauthorized copying of software purchased by LSC-Montgomery for use in laboratories. LSC-Montgomery administration will take appropriate disciplinary action against anyone violating copyright laws.

Computer viruses are, unfortunately, a fact of life. Using the diskettes on more than one

computer creates the possibility of infecting computers and diskettes with a computer

virus. This exposes the computers of the campus, your personal computer, and any

others you may be using to potentially damaging viruses. The campus has aggressive

anti-virus procedures in place to protect its computers, but cannot guarantee that a virus

might not temporarily infect one of its machines. It is your responsibility to protect all

computers under your control and use and ensure that each diskette you use, whenever

or wherever you use it, has been scanned with anti-virus software. Since new viruses

arise continually, your anti-virus software must be kept current. And, since no anti-virus

software will find every virus, keeping copies of data (backups) is extremely important.

Computer Virus Protection

See Lone Star College catalog or go to the LSC website.

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