Theories give researchers a conceptual framework for understanding problems and/or research questions. In the discussion forum, state your research question and the problem your research attempts to solve. Then, identify two to three theories that could be relevant to your study. Think about theories and theorists you have been studying in the MAED program. Identify the theorists and at least three major tenets of each theory. Summarize, in your own words, the main ideas. Make sure to cite your sources.
The following resources may help you determine relevant theories:
In addition to the resources above, a Google search will also yield a great deal of information.
Guided Response: Answer any follow-up questions your instructor may have for you after reading your post. Read your classmates’ posts and respond to at least three of them. Ask questions to help your classmates clarify their thinking about the theoretical framework. Share findings from your own research. For example