Education is the Science of Relations – Assignments & Evaluation

Our aim in education is to give children vital interests in as many directions as possible – to set their feet in a large room – because the crying evil of the day is, it seems to me, intellectual inanition.” (School Education, p. 231)


NOTE: Complete directions and assessments for these activities are listed under Assignments.


  1. Ten (10) Narration Prompts. (10 pts each = 100 pts)

Students will be asked to develop written narrations as responses to ten (10) prompts in course content and queries about models and methods. These are found in the course schedule. Objectives 1-9.

  1. Two (2) Integration papers. (50 pts each = 100 pts)

An integration paper connects theory to practice. A topic, problem, or question will be presented.  You will use your growing knowledge of Mason’s philosophy and model, learning theory and development to write a response.  These papers should not exceed two pages in length. (50 pts each) – Objectives 1, 2, 3, 5, 10

  1. Learning Theorist Analysis Presentation. (100 pts)

Choose one theorist from our studies, then analyze and critique their ideas through the lens of Mason’s understanding of the child as a person. Objectives 1, 2, 3, 5, 10.

  1. Living Book Lesson Plan. (100 pts)

Develop a lesson model for a selected age and stage child using a living book as a scaffold. Create a brief presentation using technology.. Objectives 2, 3, 6, 7

  1. Three (3) Narration Examinations. (100 pts each = 300 pts) – Each examination will cover a portion of the course content. Objectives 1-10.
  2. Content Area Presentation. (100 pts)

Present a biblical perspective with insights from Mason’s writings (PE, C. 10) on an assigned content area. A brief presentation using technology will be given. Objectives 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9

  1. Child Field Observation. (100 pts)

Observe a child age 5-10 and collect descriptive field notes, answer developmental questions using the collected evidence, and reflect critically on it. Objectives: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10.