EDA637 Action Research

Lead Faculty: Dr. Wayne Padover

Course Description

Provides the knowledge, skills, and protocols to generate and evaluate research relevant to various areas of professional education. Students produce a major action research and writing project focused on the practical needs of educators who wish to join the larger professional community in their field of specialty. This class is scheduled for two months one day a week and at the end of that time a grade of 'IP' will be posted then the maximum length of time is 10 additional months. Class size is 10. Grading is H, S, or U only. Course is eligible for In Progress (IP) grade.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, interpret, analyze, and synthesize research-based educational literature for the purpose of writing a review of the literature associated with a selected topic of interest to school administration.
  • Identify an educational problem which needs to be addressed and which may be solved via an action research project.
  • Design and implement an action research project related to the selected topic.
  • Produce and present a thorough written report of the action research.
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and structural content, appropriately using current American Psychological Association format.