Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ED 298B
Course Title:
Independent Projects in Education
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Course Description

Provides an opportunity to work independently on an individualized area of study within education under the sponsorship and guidance of an education faculty member. Prerequisites: Instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Meet the outcomes mutually agreed upon by the student and instructor for the independent project.

  • Engage in a minimum of 60 hours in applying research-based practices in an educational setting.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students' progress will be evaluated and criteria for assigning a course grade based upon criteria set within the learning  contract. These methods may include, but are not limited to any one or a combination of the following:

  • Exams can be essay and/or objective short answer elements that emphasize integration, application and critical examination of course concepts, issues and themes.
  • Short application papers on a specific concepts, issues and themes.
  • Term or research papers, using a variety of strategies.
  • Oral presentations resulting from research, analysis and critical evaluation.
  • Participation in discussions role-plays case studies, workshops and/or other activities.
  • Response papers or journals reflecting life experiences, events and social phenomena.
  • Service-learning tasks.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will develop competencies based on the mutually agreed-upon outcomes for the project.