2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Learning, Instruction, and Innovation - PhD in Education

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This specialization explores creative and innovative approaches to learning that integrate technology with the needs of learners in a global community. Educators gain a comprehensive understanding of learning theory, and they research the cognitive, psychosocial, and environmental dimensions that support learning across the lifespan. This specialization can position educators to become leaders across learning environments–from preschool through higher education–as well as in government, nonprofit, or corporate settings.


Core Research Sequence (12 cr.)

Courses composing the core research sequence are conducted online and require weekly readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8100D must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8200D and RSCH 8300D must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or attending Residency 3.

Advanced Research Courses (4 cr.)

Those enrolled in this specialization are required to complete an advanced research course. The university offers three advanced research courses: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods. When the prospectus is approved, students will take the advanced research course selected as the methodology approved for the dissertation.
Students are required to complete one of the following courses: