Identifying and Evaluating similarities and differences between major theorists (60pts) The purpose

Identifying and Evaluating similarities and differences between major theorists (60pts)
The purpose of this project is for the students to demonstrate the knowledge of the significant contribution that the individual theorist has made in the field of early childhood education. In addition, the students will articulate and identify the similarities and the difference between the major theorists. This assignment is used to the assessment of the following SLO’s:
SLO #4. Identify and discuss similarities and differences between major theorists.
Each student will write a 3-5 typed page paper describing and identifying the similarities and differences between the major theorists. You will select 3 theorists (see below list) and their theories.
Piaget
Vygotsky
Erikson
Bronfebrenner
Maslow
Format/order of paper
Title page (Name, Subject, class, due date, etc.) must be in APA format
Part I… Introduction (after Title/cover page, next page):
Background- Provide biographical information about each theorist (total of 3 theorists) – Name, date of birth and death, profession, country of origin, etc.
Then, Identify similarities and differences of the background..
Note: Be sure to cite your sources accordingly. You must use correct APA in-text citations.
Part II. Body of Work- Identifying, Discussing and Evaluating similarities and differences among the three theorists…. Identify the following:
Discuss each theorist education and specialization
Theorist 1
Theorist 2
Theorist 3
Then, discuss and identify Similarities and differences in their Education, Specialization, Related Works
Similarities between Theorist 1 and 2
Similarities between Theorist 1 and 3
Similarities between Theorist 2 and 3
Differences between Theorist 1 and 2
Differences between Theorist 1 and 3
Differences between Theorist 2 and
Note: Be sure to cite your sources accordingly. You must use correct APA in-text citations.
Discuss each theorist’s significant beliefs, theories… of the theorist (theory, stages, etc.)
Theorist 1
Theorist 2
Theorist 3
Then, discuss and identify Similarities and differences in their significant beliefs, theories… of the theorist (theory, stages, etc.)
Similarities between Theorist 1 and 2
Similarities between Theorist 1 and 3
Similarities between Theorist 2 and 3
Differences between Theorist 1 and 2
Differences between Theorist 1 and 3
Differences between Theorist 2 and
Note: Be sure to cite your sources accordingly. You must use correct APA in-text citations.
Discuss each significant theorist Contribution to the field of early Childhood
Theorist 1
Theorist 2
Theorist 3
Then, discuss and identify Similarities and differences in their significant beliefs, theories… of the theorist (theory, stages, etc.)
Similarities between Theorist 1 and 2
Similarities between Theorist 1 and 3
Similarities between Theorist 2 and 3
Differences between Theorist 1 and 2
Differences between Theorist 1 and 3
Differences between Theorist 2 and
Note: Be sure to cite your sources accordingly. You must use correct APA in-text citations.
Part III. Conclusion:
Discuss at least 4 significant concepts learned from the theorists and their theories and beliefs
Provide an explanation as to how information learned will be used or applied for future growth.
Anything else you would like to share regarding the assignment.
Part IV. Work Cited Page/Reference Page.
Helpful Links:
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/comparing-and-contrasting/
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/transitions/
http://www.bookrags.com/articles/5.html
http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/comparcontrast.html
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/comparison_contrast.html
Another format (Shorter Version)
Format/order of paper
Title page (Name, Subject, class, due date, etc.) must be in APA format
Part I… Introduction (after Title/cover page, next page):
Background- Provide biographical information about each theorist (total of 3 theorists) – Name, date of birth and death, profession, country of origin, etc.
Then, Identify similarities and differences of the background..
Part II. Body of Work- Identifying, Discussing and Evaluating similarities and differences among
the three theorists
Discuss each theorist education and specialization and then Identify similarities and differences
Discuss each theorist’s significant beliefs, theories… of the theorist (theory, stages, etc.) and then Identify similarities and differences
Discuss each significant theorist Contribution to the field of early Childhood and then Identify similarities and differences
Part III. Conclusion:
Discuss at least 4 significant concepts learned from the theorists and their theories and beliefs
Provide an explanation as to how information learned will be used or applied for future growth.
Anything else you would like to share regarding the assignment.
Part IV. Work Cited Page/Reference Page.