Jun 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

EDL 711 - Introduction to Action Research


Credits: Three (3)
Corequisite: EDL-710

Teacher leaders must be able to critically interpret the research that they read in the professional literature as well as understand what research is necessary to promote k-12 student learning in their role. The current paradigm of “scientifically based research” changes the lenses through which educational research is being viewed.At the same time meaningful inquiry, through local projects (school or district wide) can produce extremely valuable information.In this course, candidates will examine research that informs and improves individual schools. Particular emphasis will be placed upon research related to student achievement and school improvement, including “Action Research”.This introductory course is designed to be the first in a series of three courses (EDL 711, EDL 712, and EDL 721) to guide the student through the process of developing and writing the final Capstone project. Candidates will review the methods of educational research and examine research that informs and improves individual schools. Using the action research model, particular emphasis will be placed upon research related to student achievement and school improvement. The guidelines for Research on Human subjects for each candidate’s district will be studied for their implications on the ability to do research and protect students throughout the processes. Chapters 1 andamp; 2 of the Capstone will be completed this semester.