MAECEL Virtual Toolbox - Tool #3 Annotated Bibliography

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MAECEL Virtual Toolbox - Tool #3 Annotated Bibliography

This assignment is designed to introduce you to each of the MAECEL Program Learning Outcome (PLO) content topics and to acquaint you with locating quality, scholarly sources of information required at the graduate degree level. This tool will be an asset to you throughout the program to support your research related to program topics.

For this assignment, you will create an annotated bibliography (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. To begin, you will review the MAECEL PLOs (listed below) and locate at least one related scholarly, peer-reviewed source (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in the Ashford Library databases related to the content topic for each PLO. Use the MAECEL Source Guide to learn more about locating scholarly sources in the Ashford Library (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. To assist in your search for locating articles, key terms for each PLO are located in this week’s Instructor Guidance to support your development of this assignment.

  • PLO 1: Evaluate evidence-based theories and strategies aligned with early development and learning needs to support high quality learning environments. (NAEYC 1, 4)
  • PLO 2: Assess effective communication and collaboration strategies to positively influence partnerships with community agencies and families with young children. (NAEYC 1, 2)
  • PLO 3: Evaluate early childhood curricula designed to promote development and learning across all domains of development. (NAEYC 2,4,5)
  • PLO 4: Evaluate effective assessment and evaluation strategies, tools, and procedures designed to improve outcomes for young children, families, and programs. (NAEYC 2,3)
  • PLO 5: Design discipline-specific action research based on relevant theory and research methodology. (NAEYC 1,3,4,6)
  • PLO 6: Propose ethical solutions that promote educational transformation in the field of early childhood education. (NAEYC 6)
  • PLO 7: Construct a personal definition of leadership as an early childhood education professional. (NAEYC 6)

Content Expectations:
The following content areas are required for this paper:

  • Introduction: Clearly establish the purpose of your paper with an introduction paragraph.
  • RefWorks account (optional): Using the Ashford Library information, you have the option to open your own RefWorks account to collect, annotate, and organize your library research articles.
    • Submit a screenshot of your RefWorks account overview page to demonstrate your completion of this step.
  • Program Learning Outcome 1: Please locate and review one scholarly, peer-reviewed source (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. related to this outcome.
    • Provide a citation for the article in APA style.
    • Summarize the article using your own words. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Explain how this article supports your understanding of the vocabulary, theories, practices, and/or skills related to the field of Early Childhood Education. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Share one question you have about this particular topic that you would like to learn more about in the program.
  • Program Learning Outcome 2: Please locate and review one scholarly, peer-reviewed source (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. related to this outcome.
    • Provide a citation for the article in APA style.
    • Summarize the article using your own words. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Explain how this article supports your understanding of the vocabulary, theories, practices, and/or skills related to the field of Early Childhood Education. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Share one question you have about this particular topic that you would like to learn more about in the program.
  • Program Learning Outcome 3: Please locate and review one scholarly, peer-reviewed source (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. related to this outcome.
    • Provide a citation for the article in APA style.
    • Summarize the article using your own words. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Explain how this article supports your understanding of the vocabulary, theories, practices, and/or skills related to the field of Early Childhood Education. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Share one question you have about this particular topic that you would like to learn more about in the program.
  • Program Learning Outcome 4: Please locate and review one scholarly, peer-reviewed source (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. related to this outcome.
    • Provide a citation for the article in APA style.
    • Summarize the article using your own words. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Explain how this article supports your understanding of the vocabulary, theories, practices, and/or skills related to the field of Early Childhood Education. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Share one question you have about this particular topic that you would like to learn more about in the program.
  • Program Learning Outcome 5: Please locate and review one scholarly, peer-reviewed source (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. related to this outcome.
    • Provide a citation for the article in APA style.
    • Summarize the article using your own words. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Explain how this article supports your understanding of the vocabulary, theories, practices, and/or skills related to the field of Early Childhood Education. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Share one question you have about this particular topic that you would like to learn more about in the program.
  • Program Learning Outcome 6: Please locate and review one scholarly, peer-reviewed source (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. related to this outcome.
    • Provide a citation for the article in APA style.
    • Summarize the article using your own words. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Explain how this article supports your understanding of the vocabulary, theories, practices, and/or skills related to the field of Early Childhood Education. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Share one question you have about this particular topic that you would like to learn more about in the program.
  • Program Learning Outcome 7: Please locate and review one scholarly, peer-reviewed source (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. related to this outcome.
    • Provide a citation for the article in APA style.
    • Summarize the article using your own words. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Explain how this article supports your understanding of the vocabulary, theories, practices, and/or skills related to the field of Early Childhood Education. This should be approximately one paragraph in length.
    • Share one question you have about this particular topic that you would like to learn more about in the program.
  • Conclusion: Wrap up your paper with a conclusion paragraph that summarizes the main purpose and key points of your paper.

Please see this week’s Instructor Guidance for further resources, supports, and examples related to this assignment.

Research and Resource Expectations:

  • Source Requirement:
    • At least seven scholarly sources

Writing and Formatting Expectations:

  • Title Page: Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Academic Voice: Academic voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. is used (avoids casual language, limited use of “I”, and it is declarative).
  • Organization: Demonstrates logical progression of ideas.
  • Syntax and Mechanics: Writing displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • APA Formatting: Papers are formatted properly and all sources are cited and referenced in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Suggested Assignment Length: This assignment should be about 3 to 4 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages


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