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Course Overview

This course provides an overview of the different purposes and characteristics of academic writing, academic reports and presentations. Critical review and analysis of examples of academic writing is undertaken to identify the structure and organisation of academic papers, reports and presentations. The course aims to broaden understanding of research dissemination principles and processes by applying a critical analytical approach; and to develop the academic conventions associated with research reporting and presentation, viz. interpretation, selection, summarising, sequencing and communication skills.  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Elizabeth Curtis
  • Dr Laura Colucci-Gray
  • Dr Archie Graham

Qualification Prerequisites


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  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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Course Description

Analysis and critique of published work; Selection and preparation of research findings into an appropriate form for dissemination in written and oral form; Presentation skills and question management for contribution of findings to the research community, including abstract submission and paper development for research in progress; Journal/Conference selection and procedures for submission of refereed papers; Principles and practice of paper preparation for peer reviewed journals; Participation in discussion groups and other research community opportunities linked to educational research.

Contact Teaching Time

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Summative Assessments

Seminar presentation to peers (including accompanying written paper – modelled on conference presentation) to be assessed together. The seminar will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes discussion. Resit: Second opportunity to present - to academic staff.

Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes


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