Week 5 – Discussion 1& 2 EDU 671 Fundamentals of Educational Research
The attachment is for more helpWeek 5 – Discussion 1Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.Mock Action Research Proposal PresentationAs you prepare for your Final Project, take this opportunity to create a mock presentation using PowerPoint, or other professional presentation software and present your action research proposal to your peers through Jing, Present.me, or PowerPoint to create your presentation with both a visual and audio component.Your visual presentation must include all nine components of the action research plan and follow the guidelines for creating effective presentations as discussed in the required and recommended video tutorials located in the recommended and required readings section.In order to ensure your viewers experience the full effect of your mock proposal, it is imperative that your voice and a visual presentation complement each other as you explain all nine of its components. Therefore, it is a requirement you include the video component with audio as you share your action research proposal.You must keep your presentation under five minutes. Keep in mind, the emphasis is more on you and your ability to share your knowledge, heart, and passion about your topic, while leading your viewers through the nine components of your mock action research proposal. Your visual presentation will provide the main points of each of the nine components, as you follow the seven by seven rule. But your oral complement will elaborate to fill in the blanks between those main points. Thus, you will have the opportunity to provide all the details, important information, and passion behind it to your audience verbally. This will not only appeal to both visual and auditory learners, simultaneously, it will make your presentation more enjoyable and enriching for both you and your viewers. Include a link to your presentation or attach it to your discussion post.Guided Response: View and respond to at least two peers. As you move through the forum, if you see that some classmates’ posts do not have any posted responses, please view their video and respond so everyone receives feedback. Provide each other with the following constructive feedback:Areas of strength regarding their action research plan itselfAreas of strength regarding their presentation (think of the tutorial tips)Pose a question regarding what you saw and heard in their presentation. Were there any components that were not entirely clear?Make a recommendation for improving or enhancing an element of their work so as to be better prepared for their final action research proposal project.*It is expected you follow-up by the last day of the week to provide a secondary response to any comments or questions your instructor may have provided. This is part of the grading criteria as a demonstration of critical thinking.Week 5 – Discussion 2Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.Writing Rituals and the Value of Writing About Action ResearchConsider the image/quote below.Interpret what this quote means to you in light of this week’s readings on personal writing rituals. What conclusions can you make from this simple statement?Considering Chapter 8 of Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Researcher, develop a list of up to five of your current personal writing rituals and how they help or hinder your writing. What ideas did you gain from chapter 8 that could help improve your writing practice as you progress through your Master program?Guided Response: Select at least two of your peers’ to respond to. What differences or similarities are there between your interpretations of the quote? Consider their list of writing rituals. What new or different ideas did you gain from their list? Provide them with another helpful suggestion to add to their list or to replace a point they may have included that is more of a hindrance than a help. *It is expected you follow-up by the last day of the week to provide a secondary response to any comments or questions your instructor may have provided. This is part of the grading criteria as a demonstration of critical thinking.