Describe the educational issue you are addressing thoroughly. What is the evidence for this problem or issue? What statistics are available? Who has identified this issue? How will this What is the significance or impact of this issue on learners or organizations? Identify and discuss the theoretical framework?  What educational or other intervention have you selected for the problem or issue you identify and what is your PICOT question? Finally, describe the purpose of your paper as well as what your paper will include.

This section should be about one to two pages long and should be written in third person. Incorporate feedback from your instructor on the introduction before writing the next section of this paper.

Synthesis of the Literature

Based on the Week 2 Lesson, develop your research summary table, using at least 10 relevant and recent articles. The articles in the research summary table should be research on your instructional method or other intervention. The focus of this section is on the intervention, not the problem or issue. The final research summary table should be placed after the reference list as Appendix A.

Identify major themes in your articles by examining each column on your research summary table (see Lesson 2). As you identify a theme, add it to this synthesis of the literature section as a subheading (see below). Then discuss anything your articles say about that theme under the appropriate subheading. As a rule of thumb, you are likely to have two to five themes. Each theme will likely be discussed by more than one of your authors. Provide examples and use citations. All ten research articles should be cited.

Subheading One 

            What do the articles on your research summary table say about this theme?

Subheading Two 

            What do the articles on your research summary table say about this theme?

Subheading Three

            What do the articles on your research summary table say about this theme?

Summary of the Literature

            Summarize the literature. What are the major themes in the synthesis of the literature? How are they related to your PICOT question? What are the best practices related to your intervention?

Note that this is not a study-by-study analysis of your articles but rather a thematic summary of what the literature says about your proposed intervention. This section should be two to four pages long. This section of the paper should be in third person. Incorporate feedback from your instructor on the synthesis of literature before writing the next section.

Intervention and Evaluation Plan

(Use the sub-headings below or similar subheadings, depending on your particular project)

Objectives

What were the long-term and short-term objectives of your project? 

Description of the Practicum Site and Stakeholders

Describe your practicum site and the recipients of your intervention. Did you work with students? The nursing staff? The administration?