|Instructor:||Ellery Samuels, Ph.D.||Office:||3S–207A|
Mondays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
And by appointment
On this page is a table of materials related to our course, but not required for it. Some of these resources are ones I've used myself when preparing (and revising and re-revising) the course content. Others are simply related and interesting, but not so germane or important to be covered directly in class.
All, however, are possible candidates for helping guide your own research into your theses. So, any of the resources on this page can be used in your theses; the table also gives the correxct APA format for citing these in your reference section. Nearly all materials are copy-right protected and only intended for uses related to EDD 631.
To further help you both chose a topic and understand what more exactly is required of the final theses you will produce by the end of the spring semester. Keep in mind that the exact scope, content, and size of the thesis has changed as I've revised the course, so please don’t look to the few full papers that are given there as exact templates to follow; instead follow the instructions for the assignment.
We will take a day for a librarian to show you both the many resources our library has to offer as well as tricks and hints to find useful resources quickly. This page provdes a supplement to this that you can use after the full training as a guide.
The National Academies Press created a series of publications that created very user-friendly teaching strategies and lesson plans that were strongly grounded in research. They cover several contents areas and many ages. The research is now a tiny bit dated, but none of their recommendations have been refuted—some have just been developed further since these were published.
One of the best things about this series is that the National Academis Press is making these publications available for free (as long as you use it for educational purposes). This is one of the growing numbers of times when free means that the product gains value.
In addition to this “How People Learn” series, they have also made a few other publications available for free: