EDUC 6424 Action Research and Curriculum Development (3 s.h.) Introduces curriculum design, theory, and action research to assist with knowledge, skills, and dispositions in support of reflective practioners. Foundations, history, and research methods of action research applied to educational settings, including action inquiry as a curriculum development tool. Overview of models of curriculum theory and concrete applications of curriculum development and action inquiry.
Degree(s) and or Course(s), if any, for which this course is required or prerequisite: none.
II. NATURE OF COURSE
Ornstein, A. and Hunkins F. third ed. (1993) Curriculum: Foundations, Principles and Theory. (Boston,MA: Allyn and Bacon)
McKernan, J. (1996) Curriculum Action Research(London: Kogan Page)
"Social, Legal and Cultural Foundations
"Curriculum Design Models and Organization
"Curriculum Development and Implementation
"Curriculum Evaluation Styles
"Reflective Practice and Curriculum
"Curriculum Theory Examination (Written)
"Development of a Unit of Practice(Curriculum Project)
"An Action Research Project and
"Student-led Curriculum and Research Seminars
Competencies (for courses affecting teacher education degrees):
"Demonstrate knowledge of aims, structures and functions of American education
"Plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, community and curriculum goals.
"Foster reflective practice and demonstrate action research skills, techniques, methods and procedures
"Develop a knowledge of foundations, curriculum theory, development and practice
"Demonstrates and designs curriculum and instruction for diverse learners.
Daily or Weekly Schedule of Topics, Activities, and Requirements:
"Curriculum Concepts and Context
"Historical Foundations of Education
"Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum
"Financial, Governance and Legal bases of curriculum
"Educational Action Research: Case Studies
"Movements and Institutions in Curriculum