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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
ED 630 Action Practicum
S1P 2010 DL
Choi, Dong Hwa
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Final Project: Each student will complete the action/teacher research project they developed in ED 629. It should include: an introduction, review of literature, methodology, results and implications.
The proposal is the plan by which you will explain your project and determine how it will be evaluated. The following format is provided for guidance as you develop the proposal for your project.
I. Define the Problem
Ø State a well-defined problem.
Ø Identify possible solutions, again using current appropriate research.
Ø Identify your solution and why you decided on your particular approach.
II. Review of Literature
Ø Include currently appropriate research in review.
Ø Literature review should include multi-disciplinary perspectives when appropriate
Ø The project needs to be related to current best practice research.
Ø Action Research design should be sound and relevant
Ø Data collection techniques should be workable and design should include a triangulation of data sources (e.g. including both quantitative and qualitative sources when possible)
Ø Hypothesis should be testable when included
Ø Data collection tools were workable
Ø Analytic techniques were relevant
Ø Results are viable
Ø The relevance of results are clearly identified
Ø Implications display creative reflections
Ø APA format is employed throughout project
Link to Class RubricGrading:
Student attendance and participation is essential in achieving maximum learning. It is generally expected that each student will attend all scheduled class sessions by contributing to the weekly discussion thread. Prompts will be provided to guide the discussion each week. (8@10 points each = 80 points) (Discussion Scoring Guide)
Each student should respond to at least one (more if you wish) of his or her classmates' postings each week. The posting should be more than simply agreeing or disagreeing and should include reflective comments, questions, and suggestions regarding his or her classmates' project and postings. (40 points) (Response Scoring Guide)
Proposal - Each student will develop a brief (one page double spaced) summary of his or her project. It should at a minimum include the identified need (problem), the strategies the student plans to use in addressing the need, and the method of evaluation that will be employed to ascertain the effectiveness of the strategies. This is an overview of chapters 1 and 3, which you completed in ED629 (15 points) (Proposal Scoring Guide)
Practicum Project - Core Assessment -- The project has the potential of taking many forms, but it must be evident that it has addressed your stated objectives. It is expected that there be some written component (APA format) which will include a summary of the need and the environment in which the need exists. A literature review of current research and practice is appropriate and necessary in most cases. Relating the project to current best practice research is critical as is a description of the process used. Guidelines related to the structure of the written project follow. Chapters one through three, which were developed in ED629, will be refined and chapters four and five will be developed and submitted. (100 points) (Project Scoring Guide) Please note: The practicum project written paper serves as the core assessment activity for this course. Core assessment activities are used for program evaluation and to ensure consistency of delivery across all instructional modalities. While related to the project scoring guide, the scores earned on the Core Assessment Rubric (CAR) are not used in grade computation.Cover Page -- (1 page) Project title, your name, and date. (2 points*)
* (Note: I have prepared a "tip sheet" for each of the five chapters. You may access these files from the "Document Sharing" section.)
Final Examination - An examination will be taken in person during the 8th week of instruction at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location approved by your instructor where Park University sites are not available. It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who will be accepted and approved by the instructor. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found at the Park University Website. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. A proctor request from will be made available to you during the first week of the class so that you can send your requested proctor to me for approval. Failure to take a final proctored exam will result in an automatic "F" grade. (65 points)
Grading Scale ? I will provide you with ongoing progress reports of your average grade throughout the term.
The grading scale is (300 points possible):
A = 270 - 300
B = 240 - 269
C = 210 - 239
D = 180 - 209
F = Less than 180
Submission of Late Work: This is a labor-intensive course which allows for considerable independence on the student's part. Success in this class depends on your staying current with the assignments and following established time lines. For this reason, I will make a 20% deduction each day that assignments are submitted late except for assignments due during week eight. In that I must submit grades no later than midnight Tuesday following the end of the course, no assignment will be accepted later than midnight Sunday of week eight. If something catastrophic comes up that makes a late submission unavoidable, you must notify me in advance.
Other Information on proctored exams:
NOTE: A brief summary of all course assignments arranged by week may be found in the document sharing folder. This summary should provide you with a good checklist of work to be submitted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Online Course Policies:
Policy #1: Submission of Work:
Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation
Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the Online classroom.
Policy #4: 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 American 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 the criteria for special assistance and Park University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability.
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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 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31-32
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 for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 35
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 .
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