Directed Study in Canadian Education (Revision 1)
Welcome to Education 411: A Directed Study in Canadian Education. This course is an opportunity for senior-level students with a concentration in educational studies to undertake an independent research project under the supervision of the course professor or a selected tutor. Evaluation will take into consideration the quality of research and content, as well as presentation and thesis.
As a senior reading course, EDUC 411 provides an advanced introduction to the research and critical evaluation of a selected topic in consultation with the course professor or tutor.
When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
- identify and evaluate both primary and secondary sources germane to your topic
- apply a critical perspective to a range of Canadian educational issues
- prepare an accomplished research essay proposal
- conduct library research and develop a competent senior level educational research essay.
To receive credit for EDUC 411, a research proposal and research essay must be completed. Your completed research essay is worth 100 percent of the grade. You must achieve a minimum grade of 50 percent on the project in its entirety and a course grade of at least “D” (50 percent).
The course materials include a student manual/study guide.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1, August 19, 2009.
Updated May 11 2016 by Student & Academic Services