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ASCI 550 : Aviation Education Foundations

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Aviation Education Foundations
This course assists in developing contexts and concepts in which educational problems and issues may be understood, particularly the role of aviation in education. Emphasis is placed on aviation education and its historical and philosophical foundations.

This course is designed to provide the background and foundations one needs for making educational decisions intelligently, or to determine how intelligently those decisions have been made by others. General strategies employed for gathering evidence and coming to reasonable conclusions about what should be taught, how it should be taught and what the outcomes of aviation education ought to be, will be discussed. The course will emphasize instructional design processes along with historical and philosophical foundations of education.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Contrast the similarities and differences between pedagogy and andragogy and analyze the traditional resident campus college student vs. the adult learner.

2. Analyze various historical and philosophical trends in education and judge which projects are appropriate for aviation education solutions.

3. Evaluate recent criticism of traditional instructional approaches in light of their historical foundations.

4. Analyze the criteria for quality learning objectives and develop learning objectives for an aviation continuing education program.

5. Evaluate the appropriateness of differing evaluation techniques associated with aviation education foundations and determine which are applicable and most appropriate for the specific aviation-related learning objectives.

6. Evaluate the characteristics of learners for assessment purposes to include key ethical and cross-cultural issues relevant to these learners.

7. Develop standards, measurement devices, and a feedback process for achievement in a specific aviation education program.

8. Defend the strategy and reasons for making normative educational decisions with emphasis on their rationality for teaching aviation courses.

9. Critique major areas of concern among education practitioners relating to defining and evaluating the quality of aviation education.

10. Develop a sequence and write performance objectives based upon instructional design.

11. Differentiate between deductive and inductive arguments and determine the rationality of various arguments as they relate to aviation education.

12. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of language in educational decision- making and be able to recognize emotive force and ambiguity in the educational decision making process.

13. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Pamela R. Jenkins - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian R. McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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