What do these articles add to your understanding of the topic and the debate on the topic?

Research & Summaries

EDTD 6381 Module 5 – Annotated Bibliography

Purpose: An annotated bibliography is an organizing tool that is helpful when working on a research project. An effective annotated bibliography is used to compile research sources in one location and provide the researcher with quick access to the information contained in each source.

Audience: This assignment should be directed at your scholarly peers, and you may assume that they have only a casual familiarity with your topic or issue.

Content/Subject: Your annotated bibliography will consist of the sources that you have deemed relevant to your topic and/or question(s) of inquiry. While you may encounter sources that are not relevant or do not fit the scope of your project while researching, for the purposes of this assignment, you will only include the ones that you find useful and relevant.

Constraints: The annotated bibliography is a fairly rigid genre. Your citations must adhere to APA 7th Edition format. This will be one of the central components of the grade for this assignment. Failure to follow APA 7th Edition format will harm your grade significantly. There are documents embedded in this module to assist you with the format. You may also seek guidance from a reference librarian.

The annotations for each source should follow an APA academic style. This means that you must construct, with elevated and sophisticated language, correct grammatical sentences that effectively summarize what each source has to say. Additionally, you should explain how each source is relevant to the issue that you have selected and what it adds to your knowledge about your issue.

  1. Choose one of the articles found in the “Module 5 Article Options” tab that interests you. Read the article. Both of the articles are related to curriculum, 21st century skills, and assessment
  2. Locate 4 more sources/articles that are about the same topic via online (Galileo/Reese Library = https://www.augusta.edu/library/reese/) search or references found within the article you initially chose. Read the new articles.
  3. In a word document, use APA format to create a reference citation for each article, including the one you chose from my list of options. Write a brief summary of each article in your own words. (1 paragraph 3-5 sentences each *per article). Do NOT copy/paste a citation from Google. Type it yourself in the correct format.
  4. Answer the following questions about your articles as a whole. (4 paragraphs total that encompass your thoughts on all articles chosen for the assignment. Do not answer these questions for each article individually)
  • Why is this topic important at this particular point in time?
  • Where should we (researchers/educators) go from here in terms of addressing this topic?
  • What has to happen for there to be agreement on this topic?
  • What do these articles add to your understanding of the topic and the debate on the topic?