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ED 633 Educational Research
Introduces the methods and techniques of quantitative, qualitative, action, and mixed methods commonly used in educational research in a variety of education, workplace, and community settings. Builds awareness of the range of methods that may be applied to different types of research studies and guidelines that should be used to select appropriate research methods. Includes research resources, ethics, and academic writing.
This course examines the unique needs of the adult learner by critically examining relevant learning theories as well as instructional design practices. Students will examine prevailing institutional constructs and investigate the validity of those constructs by considering the latest neurological and cognitive studies that apply to adult learning. Students will examine dynamics that lead to adult learning success, develop an understanding of adult learning theory, and begin to prepare instructional practices that lead to empowered possibility for both the adult learner and the adult educator.
Includes historical foundations of education. Topics covered will provide novice educators with a broad picture of education and schooling in the United States, and a basis for informed decision-making regarding the complicated education environment.
In this course we will engage in activities, discussions, and assignments that will strengthen our observation and reflection skills in order to increase our understanding of educational / schooling environments. We will work to uncover particular practices and contexts of teaching in an attempt to build a foundation for our future educational work.