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Teaching Media Literacy

Assumption College Undergraduate

Assumption education students take courses like EDU 325 Literacy Development and Instruction, which includes a practicum in the field, where students study literacy from a development perspective and work through every stage. This may also include ideas, theory and practices on teaching research methods that promote finding the most reliable information and the best ways […]

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April 30th, 2015

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Special Topics Spotlight: Psychology and Aging

Assumption College Undergraduate

Assumption College’s  PSY 186 Psychology of Aging explores the issues, special considerations, and methods of providing for an aging population and their effects on society as a whole. The study of aging and the provision of clinical services for older adults is a specialized field within psychology called geropsychology. Geropsychologists research the effects of the […]

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April 28th, 2015

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Assumption’s business students participate in the AMA Collegiate Case Competition

Assumption College Undergraduate

The American Marketing Association (AMA) recently hosted a Collegiate Case Competition, bringing together top marketing students to develop a series of solutions to a marketing challenge. Among this year’s competitors were Assumption students majoring in business and members of Assumption’s Greyhound Association for Marketing Enrichment (GAME). GAME is the Assumption College AMA collegiate chapter. GAME’s […]

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April 23rd, 2015

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Assumption biology professors share their favorite online resources for students

Assumption College Undergraduate

Whether you’re pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology or just starting to think about this exciting course of study; whether you’re an expert in the field or simply enjoy biology as a hobby, there are some amazing biology resources and tools on the web for everyone — learning resources, YouTube channels, news organizations, podcasts and […]

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April 21st, 2015

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Business implications of the Boston Olympics

Assumption College Undergraduate

A new study commissioned by The Boston Foundation reports that a 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston would generate billions of dollars for the Massachusetts economy. According to the report, venues construction would create 4,100 jobs. Olympic operations such as security, information technology and ceremonies would contribute an additional $5 billion in spending; half of which […]

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April 16th, 2015

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Prestigious Beck Institute provides unique opportunities for Assumption students pursuing a degree in psychology

Assumption College Undergraduate

Cognitive therapy, first developed in the 1960s by American psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck, is based on the model that connects thoughts and feelings with behaviors and actions. Cognitive therapy has been shown to be effective for a wide variety of psychological and interpersonal problems, and for some problems (e.g., anxiety), it is the treatment of […]

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April 14th, 2015

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The school readiness debate – what future teachers should know

Assumption College Undergraduate

For those with aspirations to educate the next generation of our nation’s leaders, especially in elementary education, they will soon encounter the concept of school readiness — a measure of whether a given child possesses the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive skills needed to thrive in school. How can teachers help those falling behind? Education majors […]

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April 9th, 2015

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Assumption College’s bachelor’s in psychology program featured in New England Psychologist for strong focus on research

Assumption College Undergraduate

New England Psychologist, a monthly publication for licensed psychologists in New England, recently featured examples of Assumption student research, and spoke with psychology professor and department chair Dr. Paula Fitzpatrick about the department’s commitment to teaching bachelor’s degree students about research methods, quantitative skills and attention to detail. Every year, psychology students work with a […]

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April 7th, 2015

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Educating more effective math teachers for the future

Assumption College Undergraduate

How much subject-specific instruction should a math teacher bring to the classroom? The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommends that elementary school teachers take college classes in five areas: numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, probability and statistics. In 2012, 10 percent of elementary teachers met the standard of having coursework in all five […]

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April 1st, 2015

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