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ED 629 Critical Reflections Seminar
S1P 2012 EDG
Champagne, Debora Jane
Assistant Professor, Coordinator Teacher Leadership
BS: Criminal Justice MA: SociologyEdS: Social Science Education--7-12 Soc StudiesPhD: Education and Leadership Policy Studies--5-12 Bld. Admin
Copley Hall 211, Park University, Parkville, Missouri
T & Th 1:00-3:30 pm
January 16-March 11, 2012 S1P
----M-- 1st class meeting January 9, 2011
5:00 - 9:30 PM
15 hours in program, including ED516
Textbook: NONE--This course addresses the application of knowledge and competencies obtained throughout the master's degree program. No text is required.
Additional Resources: Since A.P.A. style will be used in the writing of the research proposal, it is in the student's best interest to obtain a reference guide for the A.P.A. policies--6th edition. The student is responsible for ensuring A.P.A. application of graduate writing format. The American Psychological Association website provides free format/style information and writing tutorials.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's role is to provide students with the opportunity to critically explore and collaboratively interact in the development and writing of a research proposal--full development of Chapter 1, 2, and 3 required for submission to the Park University I.R.B. for ED630 action research project. The activities include chapter driven group presentation, discussion, and applying information related to course objectives including critical examination of area/strand literature. The instructor will provide a variety of learning and assessment opportunities to inlcude writing, e-companion weekly discussion threads, readings, lecture/discussion, mid-term exam, student presentations/critiques, videos, and web sites.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
I. Introduction (Define the Problem)
II. Review of Literature
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Absences/Late Submission of Course Materials
Students are expected to take an active role in reading, researching, presenting, discussing and applying information related to the course objectives and learner outcomes. The personal experiences of course participants, and input they obtain from others in their schools and communities, are essential elements of course content. Therefore, attendance and active participation in each class meeting is very important. Each student is expected to complete weekly assignments, gather information as required by course activities, complete projects as assigned, and participate as a member of a cooperative learning group.
In the event of an Unavoidable Absence, and with PRIOR notice and APPROVAL from the instructor, the student may substitute an individual literature review of one current JOURNAL article related to your research problem for work missed in class. To receive full participation credit, however, the ‘review’ (2 typed pages in length) must be presented to the group upon return to class.
A student who misses two classes will not be assigned a grade higher than “B”.
A student who misses more than two classes will be referred to the University administration for discussion of the need to re-enroll in the class at a later time.
During the completion of your Research Proposal, you will be required to support your thoughts and positions through documenting (citing) authoritative sources in the filed of education. Written documentation (citations) should adhere to current APA 6th edition guidelines. (see Plagiarism)
Preparation – Each student will be an important member of the learning community. Students will be expected to come to class prepared and ready to be a contributing member of the collaborative learning process. It is important to have completed all readings and preparatory work prior to the scheduled class session. A twenty percent (20%) reduction will be assessed for work submitted after the scheduled class period for which it was due.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom or interferes with the learning of other students will be subject to disciplinary action ranging from dismissal from the classroom to expulsion from Park University. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under influence of drugs or alcohol, excessive tardiness, and excessive absences.
Jan 9 week 1
Jan 23 week 2
Jan 30 week 3--NO Meeting On Ground work through E-companion support Discussion
Feb 6 week 4
· submit Chapter 2 for peer review (10 pts)
· peer and instructor review of Chapter 2
· suggestions provided for comprehensive edits
· discussion of Chapter 3 methodological options
· writing about how you are going to study/collect data on your “problem”
· discussing theoretical perspectives
· mid-term examination “research writing techniques and processes” (40 pts)
Feb 13 week 5
Feb 20 week 6 No Meeting On Ground work through E-companion support Discussion
· E-companion Discussion thread answer questions as indicated (10 pts)
· Students will describe issues in developing Chapter 3 and peers will review (10 pts)
· Remember each of you are working toward final write of Chapter 1, 2, and 3 due Monday, March 5, 2012 final class meeting
Feb 27 week 7
· Submit Chapter 3 for final peer and instructor review (10 pts)
· You may submit edits of Chapter 1, and 2 for final peer review
· Final instructor review with suggestions for final write of proposal
March 5 week 8 final class meeting
Final Proposal Edit due no later than Sunday, March 11, 2012 by 10:00 pm CST
· submit final APA format copy of Proposal Debora.firstname.lastname@example.org
· make sure you receive “I have received and was able to download your attachment” email response from instructor
· Chapter 1 (50 pts)
· Chapter 2 (50 pts)
· Chapter 3 (50 pts)
· This final proof perfect copy of Chapter 1, 2, and 3 – The Research Proposal-- is what you will submit to the I.R.B. at Park University for project completion in ED630
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 .
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