ED 554 Adult Education Learning Theory
S1P 2007 DL
Gonzales-Walker, Roxanne M.
EdD Higher Education AdministrationMS CounselingPsychology
0930 - 1640 Monday - Thursday Eastern
Jan 15, 07 - March 11, 07
ED 500 and ED 538
1 ) Title: Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Third Edition)
Author: Jose L. Galvan
2 ) Title: Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide (Third Edition)
Authors: Sharan Merriam, Rosemary Caffarella, and Lisa Baumgartner
Publisher: Jossey Bass
3) Title: APA Publication Manual 5th edition (please note the web site has manual corrections in a pdf download)
Author: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Overview of Course Learning Activities
Please note: Grading rubrics are under the DocSharing tool
Each week, you will have regular learning activities:
Discussion Participation: 80 points total Graduate work is dialogic in nature and as such there are several opportunities to dialog with class members and the facilitator in this class. The purpose of the weekly discussions is to ensure an environment that fosters collaborative learning through a sharing of ideas, perspectives, and experiences that inform our interpretation of the course materials and content. Each week you are required to post an initial response to the posted Discussion Thread question by Wednesday with an additional two posts to other class members by the end of the week (Sunday 11:59pm MT). If additional questions are posted by the facilitator during the course of the discussion you are also encouraged to respond as these are also included and reviewed as part of the overall grade. Please review the grading rubric.
Journal: 70 points total
During the term you will have reactions, ideas, and thoughts about the content we are discovering, as such you are asked to journal your thoughts as a means of keeping track of how your thinking changes or evolves during the course. You will make a journal entry during Weeks 1 -7 on your reactions to the course content. Grading will not be related to citations or content, rather your overall entry and reflection on that week’s work.
Case Study: 50 points total (team grade)
During Weeks 4 and 7 you will work in small teams, which will be randomly assigned, to write a short one – two page paper discussing the case study video clips (can be located under the Course Home titled Case Study) and identify three critical issues as they relate to the readings from the weeks identified. The team will then explain the three issues through an exploration and application of specific adult learning theory or concepts from the weeks identified. Finally, the team will identify implications when you apply theory to practice. This is intended to serve as a means to apply the course concepts to the practice of adult education. Your team will also post your paper in the Case Study Discussion Thread.
Literature Review: 200 points
The purpose of this Literature Review is to provide you an opportunity to explore an adult learning topic of your choice while developing the necessary skills for academic writing. You will identify a topic or thesis statement, develop two – three research questions, identify current academic literature that address and helps to inform the topic, and suggest ways the literature can inform practice. You may want to consider a topic that you are considering for your final paper in ED 629 and ED 630.
Each week you will complete a small portion of the paper so that you walk through the entire process and receive feedback that will enable you to develop a solid literature review.
A sample topic or thesis statement: Tribal colleges serve as a positive means to self-determination for Native American adult learners. In researching this topic one might review tribal colleges, self-determination, barriers to adult learning, and adult learning theory as it relates to cultural influences on success to marginalized populations.
This paper is a formal academic paper with APA citation required. The paper length is between eight – ten pages exclusive of the cover sheet, reference page, and any attachments. Please review the grading rubric and the Writing Center for additional information. You should have at a minimum six peer reviewed journals articles no earlier than 2000 (unless there is a historical significance to the topic) and one web site reference for data etc. (review the Internet Detective for site section). No newspapers, magazines, etc.
Activities: 75 points
You will have three different activities during the term:
#1 Article Analysis - The purpose of this assignment is to have you critique a research article with guided questions to help you evaluate articles for your paper.
# 2 Paper Swap - We often learn from seeing others work, as such the purpose of this assignment is to provide you an opportunity to step back from your paper and provide constructive and professional feedback to another class member on their paper. Please see the grading rubric for this assignment. You are to provide a fully edited draft to your reading partner: your partner will NOT edit APA or grammar issues. Rather you will read the paper for paper flow, a logical discussion of the literatures reviewed, identify gaps in the paper, and provide positive feedback where the paper is good. Ask questions and add your thoughts on how to improve the paper. Please do this in Track Changes, a tool in Word.
? Send your draft paper to your writing partner (please ensure the paper has been fully edited as if you were turning in for a grade) from the Course Email tool with a CC to the instructor no later than Saturday of Week 6;
? At the same time, upload a copy of your draft in the Dropbox no later than Saturday of Week 6;
? Return the paper with your comments to its owner from the Course Email tool with a CC to the instructor no later than Wednesday of Week 7.
? At the same time, upload a copy of your feedback in the Dropbox no later than Wednesday midnight of Week 7;
#3 Literature Review Summary - Condense your paper into a 600 word maximum summary and post in the Week 8 Lit Review Summary thread. Be sure to include: topic, research questions, literature you reviewed, a summary of salient points, and your suggestions to inform practice.
Discussion Topics (10)
Case Study (2)
Final Exam (core Assessment)
Letter Grade Policy
Number of Points
540 - 600
539 - 480
479 - 420
419 - 360
359 - below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work
In fairness to those who accomplish the work on time, late assignments will NOT be accepted. If there is an emergency such as a death or sudden illness it is your responsibility to contact (or someone on your behalf) the instructor as soon as possible. Technical problems, vacation, travel for work, or other events are not considered emergencies. If you are close to a Park campus center, you may also contact them and have someone relay a message to the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The Announcements tool in eCollege is an important way we communicate with you during the course. You are responsible for reading each of the Weekly Announcements, including the FAQ's and the Home Page for each week in the course. If there are any changes required in assignments or due dates, they will be posted in the Weekly Announcements.
The Instructor’s Office page contains a welcome message and information about your instructor. You will also find contact information on this page and the preferred mode of communication with the instructor.
If your question is related to the weekly course content, you should bring up the question in the Instructor's Office, so that all students will benefit from the reply from the instructor.
If your question is personal, such as grades, or a personal problem, please contact your instructor through email. Send the email using the Email tool within eCollege, but only select the instructor from the list!
There is a Virtual Café provided for students to communicate with one another.
In the first week, you will post an introduction of yourself to the Introductions page. If you have general questions that are outside the scope of the weekly discussion topic, please post it here. You can also post other messages to your fellow students on this page. This is the preferred method for you to communicate with your fellow students.
Follow the procedures for submission of electronic assignments.
You will be required to submit them to the instructor via the Dropbox in eCollege. This will allow the instructor the ability to download the files and view the code for the entire project. Detailed instructions are found on the assignment directions.
Use the Dropbox (located at top of screen, second tab from right) to submit papers and exams.
Class Participation in the Online Learning Environment
Some helpful information about participation in an online classroom is found in the Netiquette section on the Help and Resources page.
Additionally, at times we will discuss controversial topics and have people who disagree with each other. We must remember that while each of us has a right to our own opinion, we must respect the right of others to have differing opinions. Calling someone or some idea "stupid" creates a defensive communication climate and hampers the ability of all of us to learn. Think before you criticize.
If anyone in class makes a comment you are uncomfortable with, please contact the instructor immediately and first. Apologies and policy changes are best handled in the classroom.
Finally, talk to the instructor when you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about the class. It is less frustrating if you ask questions before the assignment is due, rather than after it has affected your performance.
Below is a week by week schedule for the course; please ensure that you review the assignment rubrics located in the DocSharing tool. .
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24
Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 27
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:1/13/2007 8:14:29 AM