Your major assignment for this course is to produce an action research paper on an issue relevant to learning theory underlying major current models of teaching in your area of interest/specialization. Students in the class are required to identify a problem in their classroom/educational setting or a question of interest to them that can be tested. My hope is that this will be an interesting and engaging piece of evidence based research that can be developed into a conference paper or a journal article and that will be relevant to your emerging identity in the field. Students will propose solutions or answers (hypotheses) and design methods to test these hypotheses in their own classroom/educational setting. As this is a proposal, students are not required to conduct the research. A report of the research proposal must be accompanied with a literature review of the issue(s) of research using at least 10-15 references from scholarly sources. Papers can range from 8-18 pages, and must adhere to APA style.