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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course provides the opportunity to engage in an extended, context-specific classroom-based (action) research project to enhance the learning of pupils, self and others.  Aligning with aspects of current discourse in education, participants will demonstrate a respect for evidence, in turn evaluating the impact of their project on self/others.  Through an enquiry based approach participants will work with others (in learning communities) to identify and carry forward their professional knowledge in a specialist area of interest with a particular emphasis on pupil learning gains.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Dean Robson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

·            Extending KU of topic area

·            Planning a workplace based intervention - identifying a focus and rationale; development planning; implementation and reporting

·            Research methodology (including evidence gathering and pupil gains)

·            Reporting and disseminating findings

·            Being a member of a professional learning community – ways of working

·            Linking area of study to workplace based CPD action plan

·            Professional interactions -  learning conversations

·            Engagement in e-learning discussion areas

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: The task for summative assessment will require participants to plan, implement and evaluate a workplace intervention linked to their focus area and linked to measurement of pupil learning gains. Summative assessment will be based on submission of a 6000 word report of the work undertaken, along with associated supporting materials generated which will be submitted as a portfolio of evidence. Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised, to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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