Posts Tagged ‘ capstone ’

A Crazy Little Thing Called Community: Staking a Claim Through the Collective Practice of Reflective Inquiry

Dec 16th, 2010 |

Graduate programs in education, particularly cohort programs, are big business in the modern educational milieu. Despite lip service otherwise, many colleges and universities generally expect that students conform to commonly conceived and structured ways of learning, demonstration of knowledge, and completion of degree programs. Most institutions that offer advanced education programs for teachers remain invested in having students culminate their degree program using traditional methods of assessment and evaluation such as research projects, electronic portfolios or “capstone experiences” that look very much like traditional papers or portfolios.