The focus of these courses will be to develop and test out an innovative educational practice based on your learning in the program. As such, these courses will serve as a “learning laboratory,” where you will choose an innovative approach to digital teaching and learning that you will then pilot, with subsequent reflection on the results. Your pilot and reflections will be recorded in your ePortfolio, a review of which will occur at intervals throughout the program. The goal is to promote ongoing reflection in service of mastering the competency of reflective practice, while exploring and implementing innovative approaches to digital teaching and learning. In addition, peer review and productive feedback will be structured into your project.
will involve formative analysis and reflection. You will develop a formal theory of action to clarify the innovation you are proposing to implement and explore the theory behind that intervention. Questions that will guide your work include: What is your thought process? How can that be applied in an educational setting? In developing a theory of action students will also predict anticipated results and identify what measures will prove (or disprove) their theory as a guide to (and before) taking action.