How does social theory inform, explicitly or implicitly, the conceptualization of the project or problem under study?
Social theory informs educational research and practice
Regardless of your choice, the goal of the paper is to closely examine the ways that social theory informs educational research and practice, whether explicitly and/or implicitly, and to uncover how a particular theory or ideology may shape your interests and understandings about engaging with a particular education project. Consider broadly:
• How does social theory inform, explicitly or implicitly, the conceptualization of the project or problem under study?
• How does the organization "apply" theory to the analysis of educational processes or materials? Is the theory embedded, or made explicit?
• Does the use of theory seem accurate? Appropriate? What Changes might you recommend?
Pick one of assignment variants:
1) Design a 10-day study abroad program for the university/organization of your choice. Consider the purpose of the trip by location and topic/themes, target audience, content, cultural and social events, who you might meet (across society). Also, what you might do to prepare students before, during and after they completed the program. How does the program use culture as a tool for understanding place- based learning? Pick a lens (e.g. feminist, post-colonial, critical race, etc.) and consider what you might need to do to incorporate learning and activities to address this with detailed Planning