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Scholarly Inquiry in Workforce Education & Development is offered for academic credit by the Workforce Education & Development academic program at Penn State during Fall Semester.

scholarly inquiry

Brief Description

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THIS SITE WAS ESTABLISHED FOR FALL 2013.
A NEW SITE WILL APPEAR PRIOR TO FALL SEMESTER
2014, WITH A SUBSTANTIALLY REVISED SYLLABUS.

WF ED 597

Description in Penn State Graduate Programs Bulletin

WF ED 597 SCHOLARLY INQUIRY (3) Exploration of personal research and career interests to stimulate thinking about work in the field of practice of workforce education and development. (from Penn State Course Bluebook).

According to Penn State’s Faculty Senate,

A 500–level graduate course builds on advanced undergraduate and/or graduate courses, dealing with the frontiers of knowledge in the field. It is grounded in theories, hypotheses, and methodologies as expounded in current and/or primary literature sources. Synthesis of knowledge and independent analytical work by the student must be demonstrated. Significant interaction among students and with the instructor(s) is expected.

Detailed Description of Course Offered

The purposes of Scholarly Inquiry in Workforce Education & Development (WF ED) are to help WF ED doctoral students: (a) initiate their programs of studies for doctoral degrees; (b) develop a working knowledge of the structure and processes for earning doctoral degrees at Penn State, in Penn State’s College of Education, in the College’s Department of Learning and Performance Systems, and in the Department’s WF ED academic program; and (c) complete some of the requirements specified by the WF ED graduate faculty for the WF ED Doctoral Candidacy Examination, which is documented in an information packet that was prepared by the Professor–in–Charge of WF ED and is distributed when Scholarly Inquiry commences.

BRIEF OF SCHOLARLY INQUIRY

A one–page description of Scholarly Inquiry is available as a an Adobe PDF file and as a web page.

Enrollment

There are no course completion prerequisites for enrollment in Scholarly Inquiry in WF ED. The graduate faculty of WF ED requires successful completion of Scholarly Inquiry in WF ED by doctoral students in WF ED who have not yet completed the WF ED Doctoral Candidacy Examination. Students offered admission to the WF ED doctoral program received a letter from the WF ED Program Coordinator declaring that enrollment is required in Scholarly Inquiry in WF ED and in one other 3–credit WF ED course during Fall Semester.

Delivery Mode

Scholarly Inquiry in WF ED is a blended learning/hybrid delivery course offered through resident instruction at Penn State. The course meets weekly during the semester in which it is offered. Modalities employed include network–based, face–to–face, self–directed, and team–focused instruction. Student products from the course emerge mostly as written documents, many of which, in turn, become evidence of completion of elements of the WF ED Doctoral Candidacy Examination.

Schedule

Scheduled during Fall Semesters only (search schedule.psu.edu for available course offering), contingent on (a) staffing the course with a qualified instructor and (b) obtaining enrollment in the course by the minimum number of students specified by Penn State policy (cf. “C–3: Under–Enrolled Sections” in Academic Administrative Policies and Procedures.

Usual Instructor of Record

David L. Passmore; use e–mail address, dlp+schinq@psu.edu.

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