Reinventing the EdD capstone project
Dr. David Ensminger and Dr. Ann Marie Ryan from the School of Education-Loyola University, along with the CCSE staff are presenting a paper at the the Action Research Network of the Americas conference in San Francisco, CA. This paper, Collaborative Action Research: Reinventing the EdD Capstone Project, will describe the efforts to develop an alternative capstone project for the Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction for a cohort of Catholic school leaders. Using the real-world problems facing Catholic school leaders as the starting point, this group of doctoral candidates are working in teams and using an action research method as the foundation of the capstone project. With a focus on Loyola University Chicago's mission, the capstone projects address the elements and values of social justice and works to further the continuous improvement efforts of the schools.