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ED 629 Critical Reflections Seminar
Dennis, Kay S.


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The 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.



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The 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.

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Course

ED 629 Critical Reflections Seminar

Semester

S1P 2013 DLA

Faculty

Dennis, Kay S.

Title

Associate Professor of Education

Degrees/Certificates

Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, NC State University
M.S.N., Nursing Management, East Carolina University
B.S.N., Nursing, University of Kentucky

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

M.-Th. 9:00-5:00 CT; Fri. 9:00-4:00 CT; Evenings & Sat. by appointment

Daytime Phone

252.241.9463

E-Mail

kay.dennis@park.edu

Semester Dates

Jan. 14 – Mar. 10, 2013

Class Days

Any

Class Time

Any

Prerequisites

Completion of 15 hours in the program including ED516.  

Credit Hours

3


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Course Description:
ED629 Critical Reflections Seminar: This is one of two concluding courses in the Master of Education designed to complete the praxis model. It is designed to focus on current issues in education and is the reflection part of the experience. Each participant will write a major paper and make a presentation of that paper. The paper must be related to the emphasis area/strand teacher leadership, early childhood or adult education.. Prerequisite: 15 hours in the program including ED516. a. general studies b. school law c. multi-cultural d. teaching at-risk students e. early childhood f. adult education

Educational Philosophy:
As an educator I guide, facilitate and support learning by creating a positive and interactive environment, focusing on important aspects of the course, clarifying performance expectations, encouraging reflection on your part, and assessing and acknowledging your achievements. At all times I expect students to demonstrate graduate level academic writing.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will demonstrate knowledge of current issues in education using research and writings. (1.2.1 -1.2.11)
  2. The student will utilize critical thinking including the ability to analyze, evaluate, and creatively find solutions to current issues in education. (1.2.1 -1.2.11)
  3. The student will utilize writing to demonstrate the ability to think critically and to propose supportable solutions to educational issues. (1.2.1 -1.2.11)
  4. The student will demonstrate the ability to intellectually present and discuss educational issues. (1.2.1 -1.2.11)
  5. The student will demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be a reflective educator. (1.2.1 -1.2.11)


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Assignment

Points

Due Date

Week 1 Writing Assessment

 20 points

Week 1 Sunday at midnight MT

Weekly Online Discussions (20 pts. each; 8 weeks)

160 points

Weekly deadlines on Wednesday and Sunday at midnight MT

Journal Entries (10 pts. each; 5 weeks)

 50 points

Weeks 2-6 on Sunday at midnight MT

Paper Ideas

 10 points

Week 1 Sunday at midnight MT

Working Abstract

 10 points

Week 2 Sunday at midnight MT

Chapter 1 first draft

 20 points

Week 3 Sunday at midnight MT

IRB Assignment

 20 points

Week 4 Sunday at midnight MT

Chapter 2 first draft

 40 points

Week 5 Sunday at midnight MT

Chapter 3 first draft

 40 points

Week 6 Sunday at midnight MT

Final Proposal (Chapters 1-3)

100 points

Week 8 Wednesday at midnight MT

Final Proctored Exam

 50 points

Week 8 Sunday at midnight MT

Total points for ED629

520 points


 

Additional Requirements:  (No grade points attached, but mandatory for successful completion of ED629 and to receive a passing grade for the course.)  

A:  Completing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research (OER)  online tutorial: Protecting Human Research Participants.
B:  Submitting an IRB (Institutional Review Board) application (online) to the Park University IRB.

Grading:

Grading scale:      

479 – 520 points (92-100%) = A
432 – 478 points (83-91%) = B
364 – 431 points (70-82%) = C
312 – 363 points (60-69%) = D
0- 311 points (59% and below) = F

Proctored final examination:  An examination will be written in a proctored testing environment during Week 8 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. 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments:  Assignments that are completed and/or submitted after the due date and time are subject to a point reduction. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Schedule

Week 1

Readings:


Presentations and Proposal Directions

Assignments:

Points

Due


Discussion

20


  -Initial Response

  -Respond to at least one peer


Wednesday midnight MT

Sunday midnight MT

Writing Assessment

 20 

Sunday midnight MT

Assignment - Research ideas

10

Sunday midnight MT





Week 2

Readings:


Presentations

Assignments:

Points

Due


Discussion

20


  -Initial Response


Wednesday midnight MT

  -Respond to at least one peer


Sunday midnight MT

Assignment - working abstract

10

Sunday midnight MT

Journal

10

Sunday midnight MT

Week 3

Readings:


Presentations

Assignments:

Points

Due


Discussion

20


  -Initial Response


Wednesday midnight MT

  -Respond to at least one peer


Sunday midnight MT

Assignment - Chapter 1 first draft

20

Sunday midnight MT

Journal

10

Sunday midnight MT

Week 4

Readings:


Presentations

Assignments:

Points

Due


Discussion

20


  -Initial Response


Wednesday midnight MT

  -Respond to at least one peer


Sunday midnight MT

Assignment - NIH (0 points) and IRB

20

Sunday midnight MT

Journal

10

Sunday midnight MT

Week 5

Readings:


Presentations

Assignments:

Points

Due


Discussion

20


  -Initial Response


Wednesday midnight MT

  -Respond to at least one peer


Sunday midnight MT

Assignment - Chapter 2 first draft

40

Sunday midnight MT

Journal

10

Sunday midnight MT

Week 6

Readings:


Presentations

Assignments:

Points

Due


Discussion

20


  -Initial Response


Wednesday midnight MT

  -Respond to at least one peer


Sunday midnight MT

Assignment - Chapter 3 first draft

40

Sunday midnight MT


Journal

10

Sunday midnight MT

Week 7

Readings:


Presentations

Assignments:

Points

Due


Discussion

20


  -Initial Response


Wednesday midnight MT

  -Respond to at least one peer


Sunday midnight MT

Assignment - IRB

0

Sunday midnight MT

Week 8

Readings:


Presentations

Assignments:

Points

Due


Discussion

20


  -Initial Response


Wednesday midnight MT

  -Respond to at least one peer


Sunday midnight MT

Final Proposal (Chapters 1 -3)

100

Wednesday midnight MT

Proctored Final Exam

50

Sunday midnight MT

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 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21-22

Plagiarism:

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


Attendance Policy:

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 course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools. Park University 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 26

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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