School For Education Mission StatementThe School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.
School For Education Vision StatementThe School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.
Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
ED 606 Curriculum Theory & Practice
F2P 2011 DL
Fields, Barbara Ann Ph.D.
PhD Curriculum and InstructionMA and EdSpec Educational AdministrationBA Education
Fall 2; 2011
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of dedicated reading, discussion, group and individual research and interaction. Students are expected to do all of the work in the online class in a timely manner. A project and final examination weigh heavily on the final grade with quality work as the expectation.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Course Grading Scale
90% = A (exceptional work)
80% = B (outstanding work)
70% = C (meets minimum standards)
65% = D (below minimum standards)
5 points (week 1-8)
40 points total
5 points (week 1-4)
20 points total
Personal Philosophy of Curriculum
20 points (week 4)
60 points (week 5-8)
60 points total
A = 170-152 points
B = 151-135 points
C = 134-118 points
1. Discussion/Peer Review Assignments
The Discussion Assignments are meant to help make the reading and lecture material more applicable to your life, and to educational curricular matters today. As a graduate student in an 8-week accelerated course, your participation is necessary to maintain the desired level of involvement, peer interaction in the online environment, and to maximize your learning. Each student will be an important member of the learning community and class participation represents a substantial component of this course. Moreover, the learning created through class discussion/postings, collaborative work, and experiential learning will be essential for developing an understanding of course material. You will complete the assigned readings and participate in reflective responses weekly. In the weekly discussion area, you are expected not only to post your own thoughts/ideas, but also to respond to other peers in your course with thoughtful and meaningful feedback, agreement/disagreement and rationale for your perspectives. To gain full participation points for the discussion assignments, student are expected to post 3 or more times weekly with reference to reading/lecture materials. (Please review Discussion Grading Rubric)
2. Activity Assignments
In Weeks 1 - 4, you will submit an activity chart that will help you organize and categorize information on particular theories, movements, and concepts of curriculum. Each week you will complete the chart based on the readings and lecture material presented, and will maintain a running log of this information to help you synthesize and assimilate these theories and prepare for the final exam. Students will receive 5 points weekly for the designated portions of the chart that are successfully completed and submitted by the due date.
3. Personal Philosophy of Curriculum
You will complete a personal reflection and will create your own Personal Philosophy of Curriculum. This will be a cumulative overview of what you've learned from the theorists/philosophies studied in the course, and will also allow you to create your own original views about curriculum based on your favorite ideas and theorists. (Statement of Curriculum Philosophy Grading Rubric)
4. Curriculum Project
A practical application of theory and methods learned in class will culminate in the Curriculum Project (Weeks 5-8). This is a sizeable piece of curriculum, such as a semester, quarter, or mini-course (not a week's lesson plans). Creativity and flexibility are important in developing this project. Write the curriculum in such a way that another instructor could easily understand and use it. This is a work in progress and will be completed based on weekly assignments and components. Please note the "Curriculum Project" link for further elaboration. Each component will be broken down weekly for completion. We will use the model of Collegial Curriculum Design and will work in groups to help one another through peer review and critique on weekly items. The final Curriculum Project will be submitted Week 8 for instructor evaluation and feedback.
(Curriculum Project Grading Rubric)
5. Final Exam
You will complete a 30 question final exam online during Week 8 of the course. This exam will consist of multiple choice, true/false, and multiple selection questions. The final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th Week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website
Other Information on proctored exams:
Other Information on proctored exams:
1, 2, 4
Submit Personal Philosophy of Curriculum and Instruction
Submit Mid-Term Evaluation
1, 2, 4, 6
Chapter 1 &2 (Wink)
3, 5, 7
Final Submission of Curriculum Project
Late Submission of Course Materials: All work is expected at the times listed in the online class. If problems occur, please contact the instructor immediately.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are to post accurate and informative information. It is acceptable, of course, to disagree with another students. This should be in a respectful manner.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Please see class assessments above.
Academic Honesty:As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21
Plagiarism is 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 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 21
Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a courserelated question, or using any of the learning management system tools.Park University 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog Page 25
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:10/13/2011 12:09:50 PM