Rajub Bhowmik

From KNILT

Return to: ETAP 623 Spring 2019

About Me

Dr. Rajub Bhowmik is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice, in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, in the Department of Behavior and Social Science at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Rajub Bhowmik is an active law enforcement officer, in the Critical Response Command at Counter-Terrorism Bureau of the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

My Topic and Purpose

This course designed to cultivate a comprehensive understanding of good and bad actions among the kindergarten students and in doing so, the coursework will try to only show the absolute goodness of actions and how actions of one’s actions do result in impacting the lives and well-being of others. In conducting the session of this coursework, the students will not be forced to follow or believe in a very specific ideology or philosophy. After the conclusion of this course, students will be able to recognize the goodness or badness in their actions while also having a recognition of the impact that their actions have on others. Once the students can fully comprehend their actions and the value in being a good citizen, it will serve as a good foundation for the development of a good character and a productive member of society in the future.

This coursework will include powerpoint presentations, poster competition, book reading, discussion, and role-play learning activities, and direct interaction with the teacher about the understanding of the concept of being good. The assessment will include collaboration and discussion to ensure that all students are able to understand the concept and build their own understanding effectively.

Learning Outcomes

LESSONS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 LESSON ONE: Reading the book “Be Kind” and act out “scenarios”


Learning Outcomes

• Students will have the ability to understand what being a good citizen means.

• Students will learn how to act in good intentions?

 LESSON TWO:  How we relate to others? 

Learning Outcomes

• Students will have a basic understanding of the impact of their actions in society?

• Students will learn the reasons to be a good citizen and its benefits for them?

 LESSON THREE: Reading “Good People Everywhere”

Learning Outcomes

• Students will learn the reasons to be a good citizen and its benefits for them?

• Students will gain an understanding of the consequences of performing bad actions and how such actions can hurt others?

LESSON FOUR: Good People & Discussion 

Learning Outcomes

• Students will learn the concept of “behave with others the way you want others to behave with you.”

• Students will learn the concept of self-respect and respecting others.

Needs Assessment

1. Instructional problem
Learning to be a good citizen of society is an important life lesson for children to learn from the very beginning. In the age of Kindergarten school, most kids have only a limited understanding of the world around us, and they should be able to understand the goodness surrounding in the early years. In this age, most students get exposed to only the good behavior of the people and therefore, teaching them how to behave as a good citizen is of high importance before they can get influenced by negative behavior of people. This topic will introduce the children to the very concept of being a good citizen of society and make them understand the very basic ideology of good citizens (Novak & Montague, 2015).


2. What is to be Learned
How to behave as a good citizen Who is a good citizen? Why do you want to be a good citizen?


3. The Learners

Kindergartener or Elementary school kids

4. Context for Instruction

The curricular activities involved in this coursework will try to reach the student mind from a very basic understanding of goodness in the society and its people to make the children understand.

5. Exploring the Instructional Problem and Solution

In an article, Margaret Berry Wilson (2011) suggest that the kindergarten age of children is very important stage in their life to make them understand the importance of goodness in the community as they are open to new ideas and have a favorable inclination towards being good and liked by other people in their life.

6. Goals of this Mini-Course

The topic of being a good citizen can be promoted rather easily among children at this stage and develop an initial understanding of the various reasons that should persuade them towards being good in their actions and intentions.

Analysis of the Learner and Context

Performance-Based Objectives

Task Analysis

Elaborate and analyze the objectives to identify more specific enabling and supporting objectives.

Curriculum Map

Map out the sequence of learning units and activities to achieve the defined objectives.

References and Resources