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CHST 4900 Professional Perspectives and Children: Fall 2019 (archive)

Open Educational Resource CHST 4900

Fall 2019 Assignment Percentage of Final Grade and Due Dates

Fox's Assignments Percentage of Final Grade and Due Dates

Assignment Percentage of Final Grade Date Due
Journal Reflection: Professional Aspirations 10% Sept.10
Assignment: Resume 10% Sept.26
Journal Reflection: Topic Statement and Interview Questions for Interview of Professional 10% Oct. 17
Video Assignment: Interview of a Professional 15% Nov. 5
Paper: Interview of a Professional 15% Nov. 21
Assignment: Class Discussion Facilitation 10% Oct. 8 - Nov. 28
Peer Response to Video Assignment 10% Nov. 7-14
Final Assignment: Bringing Children & Youth Studies Learning Goals to Life 20% Dec. 12

Hejtmanek's Assignments Percentage of Final Grade and Due Date

Hejtmanek's Assignments Percentage of Final Grade and Due Dates

Assignment Percentage of Final Grade Date Due
Journal Reflection: Professional Aspirations 5% September 10
Assignment: Resume 5% September 17
Assignment: Key Readings 10% September 26
Journal Reflection: Topic Statement and Interview Questions for Interview of Professional 5% October 10
Assignment: Class Discussion Facilitation 5% October 8 - 28th
Video Assignment: Interview of a Professional 15% November 5
Peer Response to Video Assignment 15% November 7-14
Paper: Interview of a Professional 15% November 21
Presentations 5% December 10-12
Final Assignment: Bringing Children & Youth Studies Learning Goals to Life 20% December 12

Wassif's Assignments Percentage of Final Grade and Due Dates

Wassif's Assignments Percentage of Final Grade and Due Dates

Journal Reflection: Professional Aspirations 5% September 13
Assignment: Resume 5% September 20
Journal Reflection: Topic Statement and Interview Questions for Interview of Professional 5% October 4
Video/Audio Assignment: Interview of a Professional 20% November 1
Paper: Interview of a Professional 15% November 8
Assignment: Class Discussion Facilitation 15% October 11 - November 22
Peer Response to Video Assignment 15% November 11-25
Final Assignment: Bringing Children & Youth Studies Learning Goals to Life 15% November 22
Presentations 5% December 10-12

Assignments for all sections

Assignments

Journal Reflection: Professional Aspirations

  • 4 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt font, 1” margins
  • Submit on Blackboard
  • Due Sept 26

How do you imagine putting your degree to work? This journal reflection paper is an opportunity for you to explore and describe your own professional aspirations. Pulling from your lived-experience, your vision for yourself, and readings from your Children & Youth Studies classes, write a 1,000 word essay about a professional career path related to Children & Youth Studies that you can imagine following and why. You are welcome to write this as a letter to yourself (or to someone else – real or imagined), or in some other creative format. Start with your own vision/dreams/aspirations but also be sure to think carefully about content from your Children & Youth Studies courses and make meaningful references to at least 2 readings from CYS classes. Please highlight any gaps in your knowledge that you identify.

Resume

  • Due Sept 17
  • Via Blackboard

Submit a professional hard-copy resume. Training will also be provided for developing a web-based resume.

Interview of a Children & Youth Studies Professional Assignment (3 parts)

Journal Reflection: Topic Statement, Pre-Interview Materials and Interview Questions for Interview of Professional

  • 3 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt font, 1” margins
  • Submit on Blackboard
  • Due Oct 17

You will be conducting an interview of a professional in a field related to Children & Youth Studies. Your interview will provide an opportunity for you to hear first-hand experiences as well as to further explore connections between the theories of Children & Youth Studies and practical applications.

For this assignment:

  • Pease provide a detailed description of the person you are interviewing and the professional setting (organization) in which they work.
  • Find out as much as you can!
  • Describe why you want to interview this person
  • Draft a “script” for how you will ask them if you can interview them
  • Write your interview guide – a list of 15 – 20 prompts, probes, and questions you will ask them in your interview

Video Assignment: Interview of a Professional

  • Due Nov 5
  • Post the video of your interview assignment on the course website.

Peer Response to Video Assignment

  • Due Nov 5th – Nov 14th

Using the course website, annotate and/or comment on at least 3 of your classmates video interviews. Each annotation/comment should include

Reflection Paper: Interview of a Professional

 

Class Discussion Facilitation

Early in the semester, we will be collaboratively culling eight excellent texts from our collective resources (including past courses) to read together. Each student will have the opportunity to lead a class activity and discussion on the text. Be creative! Use your group/children/youth work skills to make class session fun, engaged, and educational.

Final Paper

Bringing the Children & Youth Studies Learning Goals to Life

In-class web content development + final paper

Fall 2019 Professor Fox's Calendar

Professor Fox's Calendar

Date

Readings/Assignments

Tuesday 8/27

Introductions and course mechanics

Thursday 8/29

Working with Children: Situating Children & Youth Studies

Reading:

  1. Talburt, S. and Lesko, N. (2014). Historicizing Youth Studies. In (Eds. Ibrahim, A. and Steinberg, S.) Critical Youth Studies Reader. New York: Peter Lang.

Tuesday 9/3

Review of Children & Youth Studies Learning Goals

  1. Taylor N., Smith A.B. (2014) Thinking About Children: How Does It Influence Policy and Practice?. In: Wyn J., Cahill H. (eds) Handbook of Children and Youth Studies. Springer, Singapore external link. Off-campus authentication needed item.

Thursday 9/5

Conversion Day.  Classes follow a "Monday Schedule" so this class will not meet on this day.

Tuesday 9/10

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Brooklyn College Magner Career Center Quick Reference Guide: Resumes, Curricula Vitas, Cover Letters, Thank You Letters and References external link.pdf download.

DUE: Journal Reflection: Professional Aspirations

Thursday 9/12

Community and Youth Development

Reading:

  1. McLaughlin, M. (2000). Community counts: How youth organizations matter for youth development. Washington DC: Public Education Network. external link.pdf download.
  2. Zeller-Berkman, S. (2014). Rolling thunder: The collective impact of intergenerational youth policy making in New York City. Intergenerational Change Initiative, Public Science Project, CUNY Graduate Center. external link.pdf download.

Visit from Dr. Sarah Zeller-Berkman external link.

Tuesday 9/17

Web-based Resume Workshop

DUE: Resume

Thursday 9/19

Workshop: Co-Constructing Children & Youth Studies

Tuesday 9/24

Making Use of Theory

  1. Smith K. (2015) Deconstructing Discourses to Rupture Fairytales of the “Ideal” Childhood. In: Wyn J., Cahill H. (eds) Handbook of Children and Youth Studies. Springer, Singapore external link.Off-campus authentication needed item.
Thursday 9/26

Co-Constructing Children & Youth Studies

DUE: Key Readings Assignment

Tuesday 10/1

No Class

Thursday 10/3

Transformative Childhood Studies

Tuesday 10/8

No Class

Thursday 10/10

Conducting Qualitative Interviews

  1. ​Chase, S. (2003) Learning to listen: Narrative principles in a qualitative research methods class. (password-protected PDF) 

  2. Interviewing Pointers and Strategies by Professor Jessica Siegel

CHST 4900 Student Resources

Tuesday 10/15

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 10/17

LAB DAY: Conducting Interviews

DUE: Journal Reflection: Topic Statement and Interview Questions for Interview of Professional

Tuesday 10/22

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 10/24

LAB DAY: Conduct Interviews

Tuesday 10/29

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 10/31

LAB DAY: Conduct Interviews

Tuesday 11/5

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

DUE: Video Assignment – Interview of a Professional

Thursday 11/7

LAB DAY: Edit and Analyze

Tuesday 11/12

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 11/14

LAB DAY: Edit and Analyze

Tuesday 11/19

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 11/21 DUE: PAPER: Interview of a Professional
Tuesday 11/26

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 11/28

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Tuesday 12/3

Children & Youth Studies Learning Goals web content development

Thursday 12/5

Children & Youth Studies Learning Goals web content development

Tuesday 12/10

Presentations

Thursday 12/12

Presentations and Wrap-Up

Final Due: Final ASSIGNMENT

Professor Hejtmanek's Calendar

Professor Hejtmanek's Calendar

Date

Readings/Assignments

Tuesday 8/27

Introductions and course mechanics

Thursday 8/29  

Tuesday 9/3

Working with Children: Situating Children & Youth Studies

Reading:

  1. Talburt, S. and Lesko, N. (2014). Historicizing Youth Studies. In (Eds. Ibrahim, A. and Steinberg, S.) Critical Youth Studies Reader. New York: Peter Lang.
  2. Taylor N., Smith A.B. (2014) Thinking About Children: How Does It Influence Policy and Practice?. In: Wyn J., Cahill H. (eds) Handbook of Children and Youth Studies. Springer, Singapore external link. Off-campus authentication needed item.

Thursday 9/5

Conversion Day.  Classes follow a "Monday Schedule" so this class will not meet on this day.

Tuesday 9/10

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Brooklyn College Magner Career Center Quick Reference Guide: Resumes, Curricula Vitas, Cover Letters, Thank You Letters and References external link.pdf download.

Based on this guide , print off your “favorite” resume. Bring in your current resume!!

Thursday 9/12 Work on Resume
Tuesday 9/17

Community and Youth Development

Reading:

  1. McLaughlin, M. (2000). Community counts: How youth organizations matter for youth development. Washington DC: Public Education Network. external link.pdf download.
  2. Zeller-Berkman, S. (2014). Rolling thunder: The collective impact of intergenerational youth policy making in New York City. Intergenerational Change Initiative, Public Science Project, CUNY Graduate Center. external link.pdf download.

Due: Resume

Thursday 9/19

Making Use of Theory

  1. Smith K. (2015) Deconstructing Discourses to Rupture Fairytales of the “Ideal” Childhood. In: Wyn J., Cahill H. (eds) Handbook of Children and Youth Studies. Springer, Singapore external link.Off-campus authentication needed item.

Discuss Journal Reflection: Professional Aspirations

Tuesday 9/24

Conducting Qualitative Interviews

  1. Newbold, Curtis. (2018, Jan. 30)  How to conduct interviews for research The VCG (Visual Communication Guy) external link.

  2. Miller, Jo. ((2018, Mar 25) 40 Questions To Ask A Mentor Forbes.com external link.

  3. Falcone, Paul. (2010) The Right Questions to Ask When Conducting An Interview Monster.com external link.

  4. Watch video "How to Conduct an Interview"


Attribution: [Turn Key Doc] How to Conduct an Interview | Effective Interview Questions (2014, Aug 15) Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/M0zyf05GlIg
Thursday 9/26

Transformative Childhood Studies

DUE Journal Reflection: Professional Aspirations

Tuesday 10/1 No Classes
Thursday 10/3

Conducting Qualitative Interviews

SUBMIT: Draft of interview questions

Tuesday 10/8 No class
Thursday 10/10

DUE: Journal Reflection: Topic Statement and Interview Question for Interview of Professional

Tuesday 10/15

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 10/17

LAB DAY: Conducting Interviews

Tuesday 10/22

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 10/24

LAB DAY: Conduct Interviews

Tuesday 10/29

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 10/31

LAB DAY: Conduct Interviews

Tuesday 11/5

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

DUE: Video Assignment – Interview of a Professional

Thursday 11/7

LAB DAY: Edit and Analyze

Tuesday 11/12

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 11/14

LAB DAY: Edit and Analyze

Tuesday 11/19

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 11/21 LAB DAY: Edit and Analyze
Tuesday 11/26 DUE: PAPER: Interview of a Professional
Thursday 11/28 Thanksgiving: No Class
Tuesday 12/3

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 12/5 LAB DAY: Draft of Final Assignment
Tuesday 12/10

Class determined reading

Student Facilitator

Thursday 12/12

Wrap-Up

Final Due: Final ASSIGNMENT

Professor Wassif's Calendar

Professor Wassif's Course Calendar.

Date

Readings/Assignments

Friday 8/30

Introductions and course mechanics

Friday 9/6

Working with Children: Situating Children & Youth Studies Reading:

  1. Talburt, S. and Lesko, N. (2014). Historicizing Youth Studies. In (Eds. Ibrahim, A. and Steinberg, S.) Critical Youth Studies Reader. New York: Peter Lang.

Review of Children & Youth Studies Learning Goals Reading:

  1. Taylor N., Smith A.B. (2014) Thinking About Children: How Does It Influence Policy and Practice?. In: Wyn J., Cahill H. (eds) Handbook of Children and Youth Studies. Springer, Singapore external link. Off-campus authentication needed item.

Friday 9/13

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Brooklyn College Magner Career Center Quick Reference Guide: Resumes, Curricula Vitas, Cover Letters, Thank You Letters and References external link.pdf download.

Reading:

  1. McLaughlin, M. (2000). Community counts: How youth organizations matter for youth development. Washington DC: Public Education Network. external link.pdf download.
  2. Zeller-Berkman, S. (2014). Rolling thunder: The collective impact of intergenerational youth policy making in New York City. Intergenerational Change Initiative, Public Science Project, CUNY Graduate Center. external link.pdf download.

DUE: Journal Reflection: Professional Aspirations

Friday 9/20 No Class Meeting

DUE: Resume Submit through Blackboard

Conducting Qualitative Interviews

  1. Newbold, Curtis. (2018, Jan. 30)  How to conduct interviews for research The VCG (Visual Communication Guy)

  2. Miller, Jo. ((2018, Mar 25) 40 Questions To Ask A Mentor Forbes.com

  3. Falcone, Paul. (2010) The Right Questions to Ask When Conducting An Interview Monster.com

  4. Watch video "How to Conduct an Interview"


Attribution: [Turn Key Doc] How to Conduct an Interview | Effective Interview Questions (2014, Aug 15) Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/M0zyf05GlIg
Friday 9/27

Making Use of Theory

  1. Smith K. (2015) Deconstructing Discourses to Rupture Fairytales of the “Ideal” Childhood. In: Wyn J., Cahill H. (eds) Handbook of Children and Youth Studies. Springer, Singapore external link.Off-campus authentication needed item.

Transformative Childhood Studies

  1. Lauren J. Silver (2019) Transformative childhood studies – a remix in inquiry, justice, and love. Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2019.1610155 external link.

 

Friday 10/04

Co-Constructing Children & Youth Studies

DUE: Key Readings Assignment

Conducting Qualitative Interviews

  • Add links to open source interview resources
  • The Brooklyn Listening Project external link.
    The Brooklyn College Listening Project was founded by faculty at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and launched in the spring of 2015. Since then, over 600 students across classes in a wide range of departments— American Studies, English, History, Sociology, TV and Radio, Journalism, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Judaic Studies, Media Scoring, and more—have conducted interviews with their families, neighbors, friends and strangers. The BC Listening Project collection is comprised of more than 350 audio recordings of interviews in an on-line digital archive.

    The Listening Project is designed to create new links between the college and the communities of Brooklyn, to take better advantage of the incredible wisdom of everyday people, and to showcase the brilliance of our students, and the community in which we all live—Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond.
     
  • Are you really listening? Tips for conducting qualitative interviews.
    • External link
    McNiff, Kath. (2017) Are you really listening? Tips for conducting qualitative interviews. Retrieved from https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo/nvivo-community/the-nvivo-blog/are-you-really-listening-tips-for-conducting-qual

 

DUE: Journal Reflection: Topic Statement and Interview Questions for Interview of Professional

Friday 10/11

Key Reading/ Student Facilitator

PEER RESPONSE

Friday 10/18

Key Reading/ Student Facilitator

PEER RESPONSE
Friday 10/25

Key Reading/ Student Facilitator

PEER RESPONSE

Friday 11/1

Key Reading/ Student Facilitator

DUE: Video/Audio Assignment – Interview of a Professional

Friday 11/08

Key Reading/ Student Facilitator

Friday 11/15

Key Reading/ Student Facilitator

DUE: PRESENTATIONS

Friday 11/22

Key Reading/ Student Facilitator

DUE: PRESENTATIONS

Due: Final PAPER ASSIGNMENT

Friday 12/06

Wrap-Up