FOUNDATIONS & RESEARCH IN CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
As a first doctoral course, this course provides the base for the Ed.D. program in Educational Technology. Because the program rationale and your career goals encompass practice in diverse leadership roles in learning organizations, this course will focus on the interdependence between theory and practice as applied to those diverse roles. It provides the introduction to and foundation for the doctoral program in Educational Technology at the University of Florida School of Teaching and Learning.
In order to do this, the course is designed to meet the following objectives:
To develop common professional understandings, language, and contexts for the professional doctoral program, including the aims of the program, the cohort model, the curriculum, important milestones, and rewards and challenges of the program.
To develop an understanding of the purpose, process and outcomes of professional doctoral study.
To develop and articulate an understanding of yourself as a doctoral learner, including how your personal and professional histories have led you to this point, your current goals as doctoral students, and your future career goals.
To develop habits of reflective thinking, reflective writing, and reflection in and on practice.
To identify an area of specialization and begin an initial search for existing research in that area.
To become familiar with educational change models.