You’ve got your father’s blonde hair and your mother’s brown eyes

So, you’ve got your father’s blonde hair and your mother’s brown eyes – these are genetic traits. You and your family are also very good at sport. Is it your genes or your environment that’s responsible for your sporting ability?

You’ve got your father’s blonde hair and your mother’s brown eyes

So, you’ve got your father’s blonde hair and your mother’s brown eyes – these are genetic traits. You and your family are also very good at sport. Is it your genes or your environment that’s responsible for your sporting ability?

Assignment 1: Reflective writing responses UCYP

PLEASE REFERENCE THE TEXTBOOK
Berk, L. (2013). Child development (9th Ed.). Boston: Pearson Education.
Berk, L. (2009). Child development (8th Ed.). Boston: Pearson Education
Berk, L. Child development (7th Ed.). Boston: Pearson Education

Description of the assessment
Reflective learning responses are a polished piece of writing to communicate your understanding of knowledge and their implications for your learning and teaching. Reflection is a common feature of both teacher education and the everyday practice of teachers.

Reflective writing response Assessment 1 requires you to consider the following statement, and then, with reference to the readings and study guide, write a response in 400 words that demonstrates your understanding of the concepts and principals involved in the topic.

So, you’ve got your father’s blonde hair and your mother’s brown eyes – these are genetic traits. You and your family are also very good at sport. Is it your genes or your environment that’s responsible for your sporting ability?

Marking criteria
Students must obtain a copy of the marking criteria sheet available from the Blackboard site and familiarise themselves with the criteria for this assessment item. The reflective learning responses will be assessed on:

Firstly,  A clear response to the reflective prompt that demonstrates understanding of the concepts and principals involved in this topic.

Secondly, Demonstrated evidence of analysis and interpretation, using readings and other credible sources

Lastly,  Academic writing skills (spelling, punctuation, grammar, paragraph structure, APA 6th referencing style)

 

Guide to writing Reflective Learning Responses

Base your writing style for this assignment on SCU’s Reflective Writing Guide.
Your approach to writing the Reflective learning responses can be either of the following ways. The important point in either case is that your opinion must be clearly linked to theory, in order to demonstrate that you have understood the topic sufficiently.

Method 1:
Firstly, State the reflection/opinion and give explanation and an interpretation about that reflection

Secondly,  Provide a theoretical justification for the interpretation. This adds credibility to the interpretation

Lastly, Draw a logical conclusion.

OR

Method 2
• State and explain the theory to provide the basis for the subsequent opinion

You may also like to view this Epigenetic Infograph, from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, if you would like to extend your engagement with this particular assignment to include the emerging field of epigenetics.