Research is typically explained or supported by a theoretical framework. In the theoretical framework section of your Applied Research Report (and this Literature Review Outline Assignment), you will identify a key theory that supports your study. To select a theory for your theoretical framework, research the prevalent theories for educational research to find one that supports your proposed study. Examples of well-established theories include Maslow’s (1954) hierarchy of needs, Vygotsky’s (1969) social constructivism, Knowles’ (1980) adult learning theory, and Keller’s (2008) theory of motivation, volition, and performance. Please refer to Chapter 7 of the

LITERATURE REVIEW OUTLINE ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

OVERVIEW
An outline is a critical component of your literature review. This is an essential step that should
not be skipped. The purpose of this assignment is to help you organize the theoretical framework
and narrative sections of your literature review in a logical manner.
INSTRUCTIONS
For this assignment, you will create a detailed outline that will serve as a structure and guide for
your Literature Review. The outline will follow the basic structure of the textbook example and
the provided Literature Review Outline Example.
Your outline must include the following Level 1 headings: Overview, Narrative Review,
Theoretical Framework, and Summary. Under the Narrative Review and Theoretical Framework
headings, provide Level 2 and Level 3 headings of how your literature review will be structured.
See the Selecting a Theory section below for more information about choosing a theory for your
theoretical framework. You do not need to provide a written Overview or Summary for this
assignment.
Include relevant citations of at least 12 empirical, scholarly sources published within the last five
years. Be sure to select various respected sources to include in your literature review. All
citations and references must be formatted according to current APA standards.
The entire assignment, including the required title and references pages, must be at least four
pages. Current APA formatting is required throughout the assignment.
You must include Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 APA headings within the narrative review
section. Your outline must include relevant citations, follow current APA format, and consist of
at least 12 empirical, scholarly sources published within the last five years. Be sure to select
various respected sources to include in your Literature Review.

Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.

Selecting a Theory

Research is typically explained or supported by a theoretical framework. In the theoretical
framework section of your Applied Research Report (and this Literature Review Outline
Assignment), you will identify a key theory that supports your study.
To select a theory for your theoretical framework, research the prevalent theories for educational
research to find one that supports your proposed study. Examples of well-established theories
include Maslow’s (1954) hierarchy of needs, Vygotsky’s (1969) social constructivism, Knowles’
(1980) adult learning theory, and Keller’s (2008) theory of motivation, volition, and
performance. Please refer to Chapter 7 of the textbook for a list of prevalent theories.
Other possible theories to consider include (but are not limited to):
• Adult Learning Theory (P. Cross)

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• Andragogy (M. Knowles)
• Anchored Instruction (J. Bransford & the CTGV)
• Cognitive Dissonance Theory (L. Festinger)
• Cognitive Flexibility Theory (R. Spiro)
• Component Display Theory (M.D. Merrill)
• Conditions of Learning (R. Gagne)
• Connectionism (E. Thorndike)
• Constructivist Theory (J. Bruner)
• Contiguity Theory (E. Guthrie)
• Conversation Theory (G. Pask)
• Criterion Referenced Instruction (R. Mager)
• Drive Reduction Theory (C. Hull)
• Elaboration Theory (C. Reigeluth)
• Functional Context Theory (T. Sticht)
• Information Pickup Theory (J.J. Gibson)
• Information Processing Theory (G.A. Miller)
• Lateral Thinking (E. DeBono)
• Levels of Processing (Craik & Lockhart)
• Mathematical Learning Theory (R.C. Atkinson)
• Mathematical Problem Solving (A. Schoenfeld)
• Modes of Learning (D. Rumelhart & D. Norman)
• Multiple Intelligences (H. Gardner)
• Operant Conditioning (B.F. Skinner)
• Repair Theory (K. VanLehn)
• Script Theory (R. Schank)
• Sign Theory (E. Tolman)
• Situated Learning (J. Lave)
• Social Development (L. Vygotsky)
• Social Learning Theory (A. Bandura)
• Stimulus Sampling Theory (W. Estes)
• Structural Learning Theory (J. Scandura)
• Structure of Intellect (J. Guilford)
• Symbol Systems (G. Salomon)

Research is typically explained or supported by a theoretical framework. In the theoretical framework section of your Applied Research Report (and this Literature Review Outline Assignment), you will identify a key theory that supports your study. To select a theory for your theoretical framework, research the prevalent theories for educational research to find one that supports your proposed study. Examples of well-established theories include Maslow’s (1954) hierarchy of needs, Vygotsky’s (1969) social constructivism, Knowles’ (1980) adult learning theory, and Keller’s (2008) theory of motivation, volition, and performance. Please refer to Chapter 7 of the
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