In this discussion, you will choose one article from the available action research articles in the Journal of Teacher Action Research (Links to an external site.) and review the introduction and literature review sections of the article. This may be organized differently than how you will organize your proposal, but many of the content elements will be similar. Based on the introduction and literature review of the article you chose, please respond to each of the following prompts:
- Briefly describe the professional role and setting of the action researcher who authored the study (one to two sentences only).
- Briefly explain the purpose of the study (one to two sentences only).
- Identify the problem the action researcher is attempting to address with their study (one to two sentences only).
- Briefly describe the population of the study (one to two sentences only).
- Identify the research question of the study.
- Briefly explain how the study reflects that the area of focus is within the locus of control of the action researcher (one to two sentences only).
Scholar-practitioners, as leaders, must unite different groups of people to be successful. They must support the vision, mission, and goals of the organization, and they must understand the needs of different groups to meet those needs and improve motivation. Leaders must also understand the social and organizational cultures of the organization to identify and address any cultural gaps that could influence the change process. In this assignment, you will address the assessment and influence of culture as it relates to the development of a diverse global group of employees.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
· Review the article by Cater, Lang, and Szabo (2013) as found in the Topic 1 Study Materials.
· This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
· Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
· This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) that addresses the assessment and influence of culture as it relates to the development of a diverse global group of employees. Include the following in your paper:
1. A research-supported discussion of available cultural assessment tools. How might these tools be applied to assess the organizational culture and identify cultural gaps within the group? (Benchmarks C3.5: Select and apply tools to assess organizational cultures.)
2. A research-supported discussion of how the social culture of this group will likely influence workplace outcomes and group productivity.
3. A research-supported discussion of how the social culture and diversity of the individuals on the team will influence the greater organizational culture. (Benchmarks C3.1: Recognize the influence of social culture and diversity on organizational culture.)
Cyberbullying and the First Amendment
A student notifies you that she has been subjected to bullying through a classmate’s Facebook page. In 500-750-words, address the following:
- Steps you are required to take that are consistent with state statutes, your district’s school board policies, faculty handbook, and the student handbook;
- Any First Amendment arguments you think the student with the Facebook page may raise; and
- Responses you could make to the First Amendment arguments that are consistent with the cases in the assigned readings.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
Recall that one of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. Just as each student grows and develops at different rates, research tells us that students also learn in different ways. Jane McGonagall is an expert at differentiation through the use of games, which is sometimes described as a form of gamification. As featured in her engaging TED Talk (2010), Gaming can make a better world (Links to an external site.); she discusses gamification in classroom contexts.
Create your assignment using the content and written communication instructions below. Use the Grading Rubric to review your assignment before submission to ensure you have met the distinguished performance for each of the components described below. For additional assistance, review the Week Two Instructor Guidance page and, if needed, contact the instructor for further clarifications.
Week 2 Assignment Template
Compose a formal written response that addresses the following;
· Gamification Influences (1 point): Evaluate the potential influences gamification can have on teaching and learning.
· Gamification and Motivation (1 point): Evaluate the science behind learner motivation and its connection with gamification.
· Differentiation Support (2 points): Analyze how gamifying supports differentiated ways to teach and learn.
· Technologies (1 point): Discuss how specific technologies and gamification are being used to enhance teaching and learning and motivate learners.
Written Communication Instructions
· Length Requirement (1 point): Five to seven pages including the title and references pages.
· Syntax and Mechanics (1 point): Display meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar.
· Source Requirement (1 point): Utilize at least three sources in addition to TED (2010) video. All sources on the references page need to be used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
· APA Formatting (1 point): Use APA formatting consistently throughout the assignment. Refer to the Ashford University Writing Center for assistance with APA style and formatting or your copy of the APA Style Manual.
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1. Create a Prezi presentation about what you’ve learned from the video about theoretical foundations AND the 2 constructivist models you explored. You need to include images, video, and text in your Prezi presentation to help convey | express | demonstrate your understanding. Please avoid composing a posting entirely of text
2. Publish your Prezi presentation (see “Sharing your Prezi” below). Be sure to note the URL of your published presentation.
Due in 7 hours **** 550 Turabian FORMAT DISCUSSION BOARD TWO REPLIES: Is it ever moral to break a promise? A rational analysis and conclusion. ****** YOU MUST WRITE THE STUDENT NAME THAT YOU ARE REPLYING TO SO I KNOW Which Reply goes to which student.
Thread: The Reading & Study materials this module/week discuss the complex issue of poverty, and the moral imperative of promise-keeping is mentioned several times. After reviewing the Reading & Study materials, compose a 500 word argument that is objective, carefully-constructed, and free of emotion. Be sure to carefully define your terms. You are encouraged to support your position with rational arguments, fitting examples, and expert sources. Any quotes or information used from sources other than yourself must be cited using footnotes in current Turabian format and will not count towards the total word count.
******DB Reply Student 1 Steven****
1.) Why is promise-keeping morally important?
Keeping a promise is morally important because it defines you as a person one can trust. We should strive to honor our word when making that promise. Now with that said I also believe it is important to outweigh the cost of that promise. Is it a promise we can truly keep or is it a promise that could have a different end result based on unforeseeable situations like that of the Haiti and the western world promises made for aide, rebuilding and help. There are many times in my personal life that I respond in doing something “Lord willing”, because somethings are out of my control.
2.) Is it ever morally permissible to break a promise?
Stated in our reading this week and as I stated above, the unforeseen future is something as individuals have no control over. Both parties the giver of the promise and the receiver of the promise should have that understanding, but many times that understanding fails. Looking at it from a Biblical world view, we shouldn’t put our hopes in man but in God. If we had that understanding and accepted that man can fail us than the result of a broken promise won’t be as detrimental for the receiver of the promise. So to answer this question is hard because I have the potential of putting myself in a contradicting bind, and I recognize that, but ultimately should we make promises, no, but do we, yes. Is it morally permissible or allowed to break a promise, I would have to say, yes.
3) If you answer “yes” to #2, then what are the conditions that render promise breaking morally acceptable.
I do believe that under certain conditions it is morally acceptable to break a promise or your word. There can be situations like rsvp’ing to a wedding invite. For example my brother is getting married in Mexico and my husband is in the military. Though we have given my brother our word that we would be there in June of 2020, there would be an understanding of breaking that word due to weather, flight cancellations, or my husband not given permission through the military to go. But, like I stated in the first answer its not so much that we make promises it more of a “Lord willing”.
4) Is it morally obligatory to break a promise?
This is where it can get contradictive a bit, because I think it truly depends on the situation, which why I believe our reading stated it perfectly “This makes promising something of a risky business”, because it is. Its is so hard to give a definitive answer because of the contradictories that come along with it. Promises can also be rated as highly important to not so important there for not a big deal. In this case we run into, “by what and who’s standard” is the promise seen as most important to the least important. Who gets to determine that? The giver or the receiver of the promise. So to answer this question I’m going to give a very light yes.
5) If you answer “yes”, to #5, what are the conditions that render promise-breaking morally obligatory?
I believe that any promise that was made and keeping that promise would harm either party of the made promise or someone outside of it would be conditions rendered for.
*****DB Reply Student 2 Evt*****
Promise keeping is morally important because we give our words to others that we will do an obligation for them to help benefit and promote their well being. Making a promise also means putting others needs before your own, and that is why it is morally important because you have people who begin to rely on you and look up to you to fulfill an obligation.
Now, everyone is entitled to their own personal opinions and when it comes to the question is it ever morally permissible to break a promise? My opinion is yes, because when it comes to a promise, your own needs and well being comes first before others. Like for example, when you go fly on an airplane, in the safety demonstration they say in the event of an emergency and oxygen masks are deployed, make sure you put yours on before helping others. So to help others, you need to be in good health and well being so you can promote that to fulfill an obligation.
As I have already said breaking a promise or keeping a promise is just like an airlines safety demonstration. A person needs to be in their own well state before helping others. So to know that it is moral to break a promise is by judging the result. Now being selfish is completely different then caring for yourself, when your selfish you automatically think of yourself before thinking of others, but caring for yourself, you still think of others, but before you can help them you need to help yourself.
Morally obligatory means to knowingly break a promise, you forced yourself to break a promise. When you force yourself to break a promise then that is not moral because it starts to fall in the category of being greedy. However, like a fine print there is always conditions, like I said before it may be alright if your morally obligately break a promise as long as you are taking care of yourself so you help improve your ability to help others or by looking for a beneficial end result, even if it means you did not fulfill your promise. Like everything in society, the end result is always what determines if it is moral or immoral, like a firefighter, they make an obligation to save people in disaster situations, like 9/11. With their bravery to enter the World Trade Center in the Smokey and life threatening situation, they still made an obligation to save many people as possible, however some firefighters weren’t able to make it back out. But when we look back we see their courage and bravery making it moral.
What are the basic principles of Gestalt psychology, and why was it important in early life of psychology? What
areas do you think were the Gestalt principles and avenues of research best suited for in modern psychology? In your opinion is there a place for Gestalt psychology in current psychological research and application? Why?
From a scientific perspective, psychoanalysis, or psychodynamic view have very little validity. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Justify your answer. Why did Freudian psychoanalysis have such a seemingly dominant influence, not on U.S. psychology development, but on popular culture?
How did the perspectives of empirical and structuralism lead to the development of American functionalism? Dose American functionalism differ significantly from its European heritage? Why?
Describe the main factors of humanistic psychology. Compare and contrast their views with those of their contemporaries, such as psychoanalytic. In terms of applications,what would make humanistic psychology appealing?
Justify your answer with appropriate research reasoning.
The term corrections implies that someone or something is going to be corrected. There are many different elements
in the component of the criminal justice system called corrections. What is the difference between jails and prisons and why is that important to understand? How do parole and probation differ and what are determining factors in deciding which a person should receive? What role does community corrections have related to these elements?