Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Research Symposium: Community of Scholars

The Student Development Committee of the School of Education hosts the school's annual Research Symposium.  This symposium allows undergraduate and graduate students to showcase what they have learned through their research experiences, while also providing an opportunity for faculty and students in the School of Education community to discuss current research topics in education.

When: Saturday, April 16, 2016, noon-5:30 pm
Where: McCormick Lounge in Coffee Hall, Lake Shore Campus
Apply: No longer accepting applications to present
RSVP: Registration 
Program: 2016 Program (PDF)

Materials for Keynote Address:  PowerPointCodes of Ethics


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Research Formats:

  • Empirical Studies: research ends are based on evidence and not just theory. An empirical study can be quantitative or qualitative
  • Review of literature around a specific topic
  • Action Research Paper/Project led by individuals working with others in teams or as part of a "community of practice" to improve the way they address issues and solve problems
  • Research Teams - Who you are, what you've done, and where you want to go
  • Review of Literature that both summarizes and explains the complete and current state of knowledge on a limited topic

Presentation Formats:

  • Paper session: traditional AREA style presentation of a completed paper.  Sample
  • Workshop/Roundtable session: roundtable discussion of work that is still in progress. Allows the presenter to pick a section of their research to ponder in collaboration with others, or to consider a question that has been plaguing their writing and thinking.
  • Poster Session: a presentation of your poster at a designated time

Additional workshops:

  • Special topic sessions
  • Faculty research/research groups

Sample Presentations - Previous Symposiums

  • African/African American Pedagogy Immersions Efforts in a Kindergarten Classroom
    (Research Paper)
  • A Critical Examination of Evidence-Based Educational Practices
    (Professional Development Workshop)
  • An Exploratory Analysis of Illinois Principal Perceptions, Experiences, and Roles in the Leadership of Special Education Programs
    (Research Paper)
  •  Comparison Native English Speakers/ESL Literacy Strategies
    (Research Paper)
  • Dissertation Community Round Table Discussion
    (Round Table Discussion)
  • Educational Reform and the Teaching of Community College Developmental English
    (Research Paper)
  • Technology as a Model of Learning in Social Science
    (Poster Session)