Due Friday 12/18/15 at 5:00 PM no excuses!! Any questions feel free to ask. . TyIn this assignment, you are asked to demonstrate your ability to use APA style to avoid plagiarism by paraphrasing three paragraphs. To prepare for this Application:Read the following passage below from page 5 of Teaching children, thinking childrenexcerpted from a book by L. N. Amdur and S. Pogoff (2011) published in New York, NY, by Churchill and Sons. (You’ll need those details to write a reference list entry at the end of the writing task. )Original:In the aftermath of the inadequacies of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), states are recognizing the limits of rote learning, and implementing new standards that incorporate higher order thinking skills and experiential learning. Such an approach is beneficial not only to high school students and adults, even young children can benefit from critical thinking challenges that afford opportunities for practical application. “Learning for any aged child,” Martinez (2007) wrote, “should always be purposeful, integrative, and life-centered” (p. 467). Developing such a curriculum is an opportunity for educators to creatively prepare tomorrow’s leaders. Teachers in elementary school classes as diverse as geography, literature, and mathematics can incorporate critical thinking in their lessons. In short, asking students to recite the correct answer is less important than teaching children to question why something matters. For example, a standard fifth grade curriculum requires students to learn—or more accurately, merely memorize–the names of the 50 state capitals. A richer series of lessons has students exploring not just the names of the cities but similarities and differences in geographical locations and comparative populations, and, more fundamentally, why state government is centered in capital cities. (By way of comparison, children can be asked why a school has one cafeteria, one media center, one central office. What strategies went in to deciding their locations?) Third graders can be taught to recall not just what happened in a story but to analyze the moral choices and motivations of each actor in, for example, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears. ” Instead of learning a formula-based series of isolated arithmetic problems, fourth graders can be challenged to develop their own real-world math problems, such as not only the concept of interest rates but the ethics of charging someone to borrow money. Such efforts at teaching even young children to think beyond rote learning are crucial to their later success in a global society. Isolated facts are available at a child’s fingertips at any computer or on a handheld device. Complex problems facing tomorrow’s leaders rarely will be solved with black-and-white solutions. Rote learning will be all but useless in a world of gray requiring educated leaders with dexterity in research, analysis, interpretation, and other problem-solving skills. The assignment:You are to paraphrase the above three paragraphs, incorporate no more than one direct quote, and correctly cite your work. Hint: There are at least three ways to report information and incorporate a direct quote from a source. Think about what the essence is of what Amdur and Pogoff (2011) wrote. How would you paraphrase their ideas by using your own words, showing your understanding of what they wrote? Here’s a hint: Begin your paraphrase by starting with the following:Amdur and Pogoff (2011) (2005) argued that _________ (p. 5). Use paraphrasing and correct APA style to show your ability to credit Amdur and Pogoff (2011) and rephrase their ideas. Their original piece is about 370 words long. You should aim for one paragraph no more than half as long as the original. You must cite the author, date, and page number in an APA style reference, and you must include an APA reference entry at the end of the task. All of the information you need to cite the source in APA style appears above. Your challenge here is not to comment on or debate what Amdur and Pogoff wrote—but to show you understand their ideas by paraphrasing the authors and writing the passage in your own words. Remember that if you didn’t read a source firsthand, such as Martinez, you should consider whether it’s important enough to cite or quote. Refer to Learning Resources to make sure that you do not plagiarize as you carry out this assignment. Remember to provide a reference list for any source(s) you rely on for this assignment.
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