Assignment Part A:
Reach agreement with your capstone mentor on a capstone topic.
CAP 499- Capstone Topic Proposal
discuss the following prompts. Be very through and detailed so that you instructor has ample information to help you pick the best choice of a topic that has viability for investigation. You should use at least two (2) references to support your choices of topics and use APA writing style to format your proposal. You can use these references as two of the ones listed in the second half of this assignment, your Annotated Bibliography.
What educational problem(s)are you trying to solve?
What two topics would you like to investigate during your capstone study? (You will only be approved for one topic, but by providing two topics this allows your instructor to guide you in the direction of the topic that best fits the nature of this course.). Avoid overly general topic (like reading comprehension) and focus on a more specific area (like what strategies are best for improving reading comprehension in third grade science class).
Why are you interested in this topic personally?
What academic value do your topics have? Why are these two topics important to the field of education? What is the current state of affairs in education that justifies the selection of these topics? Who will benefit from your project conclusions and discoveries? Address each topic separately in your proposal.
Who will need to be involved from the educational setting? Who will assist you in better understanding and formulating a solution to the educational problem that you see to investigate? Be very specific. Begin approaching those individuals now so that you can gain access to them as a resource during the implementation of your capstone project.
What are you expectations and goals for the capstone? What do you hope to achieve and gain from this experience?