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Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
ED 630 Action Practicum
S2P 2013 DLA
Dennis, Kay S.
Associate Professor of Education
March 18 - May 12, 2013
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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:
Grading - 10 point scale
Discussion: 20 points, x 8 weeks = 160 points 160
Week 1 Summary 40
Peer Critique 50
Research Project (Ch. 1-5) 150
TOTAL POINTS 400
Late Submission of Course Materials:
This is a
labor-intensive course that requires considerable independence on your
part. Your success depends on staying current with the assignments and
following established time lines. If something catastrophic comes up that makes
a late submission unavoidable, notify me. If not, you will receive a 20% deduction for each day
that an assignment is submitted late, except for
assignments due during week eight. Because I must submit grades no later than
midnight Tuesday following the end of the course, no assignment will be
accepted following midnight Sunday of week eight.
- Your class
attendance through participation in weekly discussions is required. Please post
your initial entry no later than Wednesday midnight, and respond to at
least two classmate postings. Include reflective comments, questions, and
suggestions for their projects. (20 points/week)
Summary. Develop a 2-page
(double spaced) summary
of your research project. Include the need or problem, the strategies to
address the need, and the method of evaluation you will use to determine the effectiveness
of the strategies OR, when applicable, recommendations and implications for further
research. Consider this an overview of chapters 1
and 3, which you completed in ED629. The
challenge is to be concise yet complete. This assignment is due Sunday of week 1. (40 points)
4 Peer Critique. Your
research skills will be enhanced through a careful examination of a classmate’s
project. You will read and critique one research
proposal and provide suggestions and analysis. This assignment is due Sunday of
week 4. Guidelines will be provided in
week 1. (50 points)
assessment activities are used for program evaluation and to ensure consistency
of delivery across all instructional modalities. Your 5-chapter
research project (practicum) serves as the core assessment activity for
this course. Be sure that this final
assignment clearly addresses your stated objectives. Due date is Friday of week
8. (150 points)
COURSE CONTAINS NO FINAL EXAMINATION.
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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.
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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
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Additional Information:All rubrics will be posted in DocSharing during week 1 and will supersede any rubrics found in this version of the Syllabus.
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