Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
This on-line course offers the opportunity for teachers and others in alternative professional settings to attain the skills and understandings required to conduct action-based research within their own professional contexts. Participants will identify a research topic and prepare a proposal, supported by a line-manager, which will then form the basis of the course. A number of virtual face-to-face sessions will be conducted at intervals throughout the module giving participants the opportunity to interact with other members in whole group and small group settings. Assessment will include a poster presentation and a 5,000 word submission in a journal article format.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
This course provides the opportunity for participants to acquire and practice skills associated with the planning and implementation of an action research project within the participant’s work-base or related area. Through: Exploring the relationships between policy, practice and research; Reducing the gap between theory and practice and cutting the theory and practice divide Examining professional development within the current context of professionalism; Understanding the action research within the qualitative and mixed methods research paradigm, the associated underlying philosophies and the important concept of ‘methodology’; Understanding where Action research sits in relation to other qualitative research methods and forms of inquiry. Developing information/literature search skills; reviewing research reports and reading critically; identifying methodological issues; Writing a literature review ; Planning, designing and implementing a small scale research project; Analysing data and representing research. Disseminating research findings.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: Participants will be required to submit for summative assessment assignment(s) equivalent to a total of 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criterion-based. Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.
There are no assessments for this course.