Research to Practice Paper
Purpose of the Assignment
Analyze a moment in education to practice applying educational theory and research findings to educational practice
Part A: Setting the Stage (.5 page)
For this introductory section, you will choose an age range to write about (Infancy and Development, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, or Adolescence) AND choose of the following options for observing youth. Provide a brief explanation of your choices.
Choose a source for observation (this list is not exhaustive):
Once you have identified your age range and source for observation, you will provide a brief review of this piece. A review includes the title, the source from which it was drawn including the date, the main topic your paper will focus on, and a summary of the major points made in the piece as it relates to your topic. Additionally, you need to provide a rationale for choosing the piece that you did. In essence, provide a clear description of your piece to someone who has not seen what you have observed and explain why you chose this issue/aspect.
Part B: Analysis and Connections (~ 3-4 pages)
This section should include an analysis of your observation. A complete critique includes:
Must describe at least two events and connect them to at least two terms in the book, and two theories.
Incorporate your knowledge of learning and development, citing evidence from class, textbook, and any additional supporting or contradicting evidence about what you see.
Part C: Summary and Implications (~1-2 pages)
Here, you bridge together your analysis towards something personal and applicably meaningful. Questions to consider: