ASSESSMENT 2: PAMPHLETCommunicating child development research to parents
Length: 2 x A4 pages for your pamphlet, 1 x additional page for references
Overview: The purpose of this assessment is to assist you in developing the skills to (ii) obtain and synthesise current theory and research about a topic, and (ii) communicate this evidence to parents.
Topic: Please select ONE topic from the following three options:
Detailed Task Information
You will prepare a 2-page pamphlet for parents on your chosen topic. You will also include 1 x additional page for references (not pamphlet material). Your pamphlet may be given to parents of the children attending your centre/school/local health district, so you want to make it (i) evidence-based, and (ii) engaging!
E.g., “research shows that parents affect children’s perfectionism” is not sufficient as we don’t know how/why. A better inclusion is: “Professor Hudson and her team at the Centre for Emotional Health explored the impact of parental perfectionism on children. In this study, they asked children to… they found that….” Provide parents with enough detail to understand the study and its findings!
Preschool = 3-6 years or 4-6 years, while primary school = 5-12 years. You may choose a more specific age band too: this is fine, as long as you a) choose a period within preschool or primary school, and b) make clear this chosen age focus.
Tips for layout
Advice for making the pamphlet engaging and accessible
Criterion 1 (6 marks): Appearance
Your pamphlet is engaging and attractive. It is likely to attract attention and is clearly laid out and presented. Language used is clear, culturally and emotionally sensitive and information is accessible for parents from diverse backgrounds. It is not crammed with too many words or pictures, and communicates effectively to the reader a main idea.
Criterion 2 (12 marks): Use of literature
Your pamphlet reflects ideas presented in current research literature or scholarly reviews regarding your chosen topic and explains why it is important for young children’s learning and development. The findings from at least one relevant research study are described/discussed explicitly.
Criterion 3 (8 marks): Implications for parents
Your pamphlet identifies implications and suggests specific ways that parents might foster their child’s development. The resources used and suggestions for further reading are included.
Criterion 4 (4 marks): Referencing
Includes reference list (on separate page) using APA 7th style. Adheres to Academic Honesty policy. Although it is not generally necessary to use conventional APA referencing in the text of your leaflet, do still indicate the source of your information (e.g. as a footnote, use of researcher names, or small ref somewhere that will align with your reference list).
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