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Capstone Research is the final course of AOEU’s Master of Arts in Art Education degree program.
During this six-credit, twelve-week course, you will be guided by an expert instructor as you dive into research through the lens of an art educator. Your tasks will include preparation and presentation of a comprehensive research proposal, a Capstone Research Paper detailing your work, and a dynamic and reflective presentation of culminating research endeavors. Along the way, you will share your work often, getting feedback and encouragement from your instructor and a small group of peers.
Enrollment in this course is available to eligible degree-seeking students only. Please contact your advisor for more details.
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Graduate Credit $2394.00
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AOEU Course Code
Investigate and evaluate research methodologies pertinent to the field.
Evaluate exemplars of contemporary research in art education and related fields.
Identify and pursue research goals which provide meaningful scholarship to the art education community.
Reflect upon the implications of meaningful research in the art classroom setting.
Collaborate with instructor and peers in mutually supportive ways, while pursuing dynamic research endeavors.
Prepare and present a comprehensive Capstone Project reflecting an area of interest with implications for the field at large.
Focus on organizational strategies as you simultaneously dive into a variety of research exemplars.
Begin to think about research in relation to your own professional interests, and as you start to build a comprehensive body of citable resources.
Narrow your professional curiosities and decide on a topic for research.
Dive deeper into your selected topic by looking at related literature.
Document your work in an annotated bibliography.
Framing the Journey
Prepare poignantly written research questions.
Write a rationale statement defending your research goals.
Dive deeper dive into the literature as you also begin synthesizing your knowledge on your selected topic.
Pinpoint methodologies you can reasonably adapt and pursue for your Capstone Project.
Reliable Data Collection and Analysis
Plan data collection and analysis measures for your Capstone Project.
Consider what makes research valid, reliable and ethical.
Preparing for Readership
Prepare a Capstone Research Proposal.
Present your Capstone Research Proposal via live virtual presentation.
Reflecting on the Journey
Reflect on the feedback of peers and instructor following your presentation of work.
Consider next steps as you prepare to pursue your research project.
Begin collecting data from primary sources and begin basic analysis.
Search library services and the Internet at large for new knowledge concerning your topic of interest.
Dive deeper into data analysis approaches.
Consider various perspectives to reviewing and interpreting data.
Compare and contrast the most relevant and effective ways to illustrate data.
Making Conclusions and Recommendations
Begin drafting conclusions and recommendations from your research.
Consider the contributions you are making to the art education community with your research.
Pose recommendations to the field based on your research findings.
Putting It All Together
Prepare your final Capstone Research Paper and accompanying supplementals.
Celebrating the Journey
Present your Capstone Research Project via live presentation.
Consider next steps as an artist, educator, and researcher.
Choosing a Topic
A sample assignment from Week 2 of the class, “Capstone Research.”
Now that you have looked at several examples of research in the field, narrow your professional interests. Choose one topic you are passionate about. Explore that topic in- depth via provided resources as well as Library Services.
Share your research goals with peers and instructor. Benefit from the insights of those around you as you think critically about the research you wish to pursue and why.
3. Practical, Hands-On Application
Prepare a 1-minute video elevator speech telling the world what you know about your chosen topic to-date. In your video identify your research topic, detail what you know about your topic to-date, defend your topic, and discuss why you are passionate about it.
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