Week 5 – Discussion 1 6 6 unread replies. 6 6 replies. Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated. Language Acquisition Prior to beginning this discussion, please read the following required articles: •“Language Acquisition Socialization: Sociocognitive and Complexity Theory Perspectives” •“The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education: A Précis” •“The Cultural-Historical Foundations of the Zone of Proximal Development” •“Self-Determination, Self-Regulation, and the Brain: Autonomy Improves Performance by Enhancing Neuroaffective Responsiveness to Self-Regulation Failure” •“Acquisition, Learning, or Development of Language? Skinner’s ‘Verbal Behavior’ Revisited” •“Linguistic variation and micro-cues in first language acquisition.” Based on your resources this week, choose three areas of language acquisition that you found most interesting and that were unknown to you prior to this week. In your initial post, •Explain the theoretical perspectives of each of these chosen areas. •Apply skeptical inquiry to a brief discussion about why language acquisition is an important area for scholars and educators to understand when developing learning opportunities. •Apply the concept of language acquisition to your own academic success. Has your own language development affected your success as a student? As an employee? How? Based on the resources and your current knowledge, do you believe you could develop areas of language acquisition, personally, that would be beneficial to you, your loved ones, or your friends? Your initial post should be at least 500 words in length and thoroughly discuss each of the elements in the prompt. Guided Response: Review several of your colleague’s posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post. Peer responses may vary in length but should be detailed and thought provoking. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Did your peer choose differing areas of interest? Does your peer’s explanation of the theoretical perspectives assist you in understanding the content more clearly? Share a personal experience that aligns with one of your peer’s perspectives or explanations about learning and reading acquisition.
Week 5 – Discussion 2 5 5 unread replies. 5 5 replies. Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated. How Does this Relate to Me? Prior to beginning this discussion, select a peer-reviewed, scholarly article from the Ashford University Library on a particular aspect of language acquisition studied from a psychological perspective. • Part 1: As you were reading this week, what vocabulary was used that was unfamiliar to you or might be to your peers? Identify three to five words from this week’s content and research each word in the context of learning and cognition. Explain, in your own words, what each word means and how it is used in the context of learning and cognition. • Part 2: Based on the week’s discourse and content, you will access the Ashford University Library and research one scholarly article pertaining to language acquisition published within the last ten years. Provide a summary explanation of the findings in the context of your article. What implications should scholars consider based on this information? Support your explanation utilizing your course sources and your researched article. • Part 3: Consider the events from the past week of your life. How does the ability to read, write, and communicate effectively affect our behaviors, actions, and knowledge development? Describe one personal real-life example of an occurrence that indicates the possible consequences when language acquisition is not well-developed or when language development creates boundaries, such as educational or employment opportunities. As you share this information, consider and apply the professional standards found in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Your initial post should be at least 500 words in length and should establish your understanding of the content, apply appropriate methods of ethical practices, and exhibit appropriate scaffolding of personal experience to the week’s content.