In this first module, students will be introduced to the overarching theme of the course and how it aligns with various CTE pathways. Each document below is available to download as a Word document or as a PDF.

Module 1 Introduction

This document provides suggested time, content, assessments, and essential questions to be used in Module 1 so that you can gauge how to organize class sessions with your students.

Module 1.1 Introduction to the Course

This document will help you to establish your objective as a teacher in Module 1.

Module 1.2 Text Selections

These PDF documents are the three text selections used as suggested reading material for Module 1.2.

Module 1.2 Introduction to the Theme

Instructions on how you can introduce students to the broad idea of the theme and the suggested texts for class discussion are included in this document.

Module 1.2 Assignment: Mind-Mapping

This document provides instructions on how to set up the Mind-Mapping group activity.

Module 1.3 Setting up Portfolios

This document details how you can help students set up their portfolios and initial research philosophy reflections.

Module 1.3 Assignment: Portfolios

This document provides instructions for the portfolio set-up assignment.

Module 1 PowerPoint Presentation: Epistemic Worldviews and Research Approaches

This PowerPoint presentation gives an introduction to the course and describes the five different research approaches available for students to use in their work over the entirety of the course.