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Educational Research

Description

The Educational Research module is shared by a number of UWS School of Education and Social Sciences, Division of Education programmes including the MEd Education Studies and the MEd TESOL.  The module aims to introduce students to key principles of educational research as a means of preparing them for a small-scale study on a topic of professional interest that is aligned with the students’ specialism. 

The module introduces students to research paradigms, examines the role of the literature review in research, covers ethics, and considers key features of research design.  Central to the module is consideration and analysis of academic journal articles reporting educational research.  Students are supported in applying their learning to develop a research proposal for a small scale study.

At the end of this module the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical awareness of recently published research and other relevant academic literature on a topic of interest that is aligned with the students’ specialism.
  • Critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise the findings of recently published research and insights from relevant academic literature on a topic of interest that is aligned with the students’ specialism.
  • Demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of key principles of educational research.
  • Apply key principles of educational research to develop a proposal for a small scale research project on a topic of interest that is aligned with the students’ specialism.
  • Present reasoned arguments and express ideas concisely in a clear, coherent style that follows closely the UWS academic writing and referencing guidance.

This is an SCQF Level 11 module and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits.

 

Delivery 

A full timetable will be published in advance of course commencement.

 

Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr Lisa McAuliffe.

 

Funding

This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

If you have any questions, please contact us at cpd@uws.ac.uk.

 

NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

 

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