EDU 502 : Critical Thinking: Research Into Practice
The purpose of this course is to provide candidates with strategies for locating and analyzing educational research. Research studies exemplifying the best of quantitative and qualitative traditions will be examined, candidates will critically read experimental, correlational, survey, ethnographic, single subject design, and teacher inquiry studies available in refereed educational journals. Technology will be used throughout the course, particularly in library research. The purpose of the course is for teachers and teacher candidates to develop critical thinking skills for reading research and drawing conclusions about its implications for classroom instruction.