i. Research into background of some issue; report on this. (P)
ii. Design a trial or "pilot" engagement or educational change to promote critical and creative thinking in your area of interest; report on this design. (P, E)
iii. Implement the pilot engagement. (P, E)
iv. Evaluate the success or effectiveness of the pilot engagement; report on this. (E)
v. Report on the whole process (i-iv) and directions for further work. (P, S)
vi. Technical training through other courses or extra-curricular work (independent study)
vii. Additional research into background of some issue; report on this. (P)
viii. Design actual educational engagement/change; report on this. (P, E, S)
ix. Implement the engagement/change. (P or independent study)
x. Evaluate the success or effectiveness of the pilot engagement; report on this. (P, E)
xi. Report on the whole process (i-x) and directions for further work. (P, S)
Some other notes towards designing your Practicum, Evaluation, Syn/thesis sequence:
* The Processes of Research and Engagement and Evaluation of Educational Change courses are designed to accommodate a range of students, and so might not match the specific needs of some of you. If you have a clear conception of your work, the expectations and requirements of the two courses can be negotiated and adjusted.
* Few students have time to actually carry out more than a trial or pilot engagement and evaluation during the Evaluation course, but there is an opportunity to do more during the Practicum semester.
* If the Processes of Research and Engagement is done early in your program, it serves as an introduction to processes of research and engagement, and the project undertaken need not be the same as your synthesis project. If you take the Practicum in the middle of your CCT Program, it makes sense to use the course to complete a proposal for your synthesis project. If you take it late in your CCT program, it makes sense to use the course to complete the literature review or first version of your synthesis project. In all cases, the Practicum course must be completed before the Synthesis.