Week 6 Final Project Peer Review
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Throughout this course you have been developing your skills in the area of action research. You have had the opportunity to reflect on the action research process and how it can support student populations in the field of education. You selected an action research topic that was of interest to you, either in your current or future professional setting, and had the chance to work collaboratively with your peers in discussing the action research process.
The purpose of this assignment is the culmination of the learning achieved in this course through a real-world application of the content. This summative assessment supports your achievement of Course Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 [and the MAED Program Learning Objective 4, 6, 8, and 9; and MASE Program Learning Outcomes 4, 6, 7 and 8].
For this assignment you will be assuming the role of a peer reviewer. As you have read in the Instructor Guidance, a peer reviewer is an independent expert in the field who evaluates manuscripts for academic journals. When one becomes involved in the peer review process, it can be an incredibly informative experience. There are a myriad of reasons why one becomes a peer reviewer. First and foremost, this professional contribution to the field is an excellent item to include on your Curriculum Vitae often noted under the “service” section. Second, you have the opportunity to read and learn from others’ cutting edge work. Finally, by taking an objective and critical perspective reviewing others’ work, you can hone your own teaching and professional skills. Bridging this real-life experience with the theories of instruction in the virtual course environment, this assignment mirrors a career-building experience.