Write a five- to eight-page literature review related to your research question or thesis statement. Chapter 3 of your textbook (McMillan, 2015) includes an excellent definition of, and step-by-step instructions for, writing a literature review. Complete your literature review by doing the following:
- In addition to the research articles you found earlier this week, locate and use 2-5 additional sources related to your research question or thesis statement.
- Analyze the literature and write a scholarly review of the 5-8 primary research sources as they pertain to your question/statement.
- Use the Sample Literature Review and the APA Checklist as guidelines for your writing. The Sample Literature Review is a full review from a thesis paper. For this assignment, your literature review only needs to be 5-8 pages (double-spaced, 12 point, APA format). You will expand on this review in your M.Ed. capstone research course.
- Use the Literature Review Template to write your literature review.
- Include a reference page with proper APA style and formatting. Refer to the Sample Paper with APA Formatting (Purdue University, Online Writing Lab, n.d.) if you need additional help in ensuring that your paper follows APA formatting and style.
- Note: The sample paper includes an abstract, but you are NOT to include an abstract on your paper.
- Submit the paper to Turnitin and make any required corrections before uploading your paper to Blackboard.
Note: When you submit your paper to your instructor through the dropbox, in the “notes to instructor” section, please include a statement similar to, “I acknowledge that my 601 lit review is a draft and my capstone instructor can ask me to revise the paper.” Your paper will not be graded until you provide this statement.
Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
Part 2: Student Reflection Survey
At three different points in the M.Ed. program, we are interested in knowing your self-reflection on various statements about students, teaching, and education. You will complete this reflection survey two more times during your program. Although the survey itself is not graded, you must complete it in order to receive a grade for this course.
You will be prompted to complete this survey when you submit your critical assessment to Taskstream. For instructions on accessing the survey form, click the Taskstream link in the course menu. You will not be able to successfully submit your critical assessment to Taskstream without completing this survey.
This course includes this assignment as a critical assessment documenting your learning on the national standards described below. For information on the critical assessment policy, please review the course syllabus. Be sure to review the rubric for the assignment.
InTASC Standards 4(j) The teacher understands major concepts, assumptions, debates, processes of inquiry, and ways of knowing that are central to the discipline(s) s/he teaches. 5(k) The teacher understands the demand of accessing and managing information as well as how to evaluate issues of ethics and quality related to information and its use. 10(f) The teacher engages in professional learning, contributes to the knowledge and skill of others, and works collaboratively to advance professional practice.