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ED55A1: UNDERSTANDING, USING AND EVALUATING RESEARCH IN PRACTICE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course will build on the knowledge, skills and dispositions students have gained throughout their ITE studies in specific relation to the role of enquiry and research in the development of their professional practice.  During MA4 or PGDE (P/S) students have used evidence from literature and practice to design, implement during school experience, critically evaluate and report on a small-scale classroom-based enquiry:

PGDE Secondary (ED402A and ED452A, new course codes to be confirmed).  

PGDE P (ED402A and ED452A, new course codes to be confirmed)

MA P (ED4071 and ED4515, new course codes to be confirmed)

 

This course has been designed to provide an opportunity for students to further reflect on enquiry and research in relation to their developing role as a critically reflective enquiring teacher, and in the context of published policy and research, theoretical underpinnings, and their experiences from practice, as they prepare to transition towards their induction year.  

 

Additionally, students will plan and design an intervention-based classroom research project for future implementation, potentially during their induction year.    

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Dean Robson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade A
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics A
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics A1
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics A2
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics B
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics B3
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics B4
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics C
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics C5
  • Intermediate 2 Level (Sqa) Mathematics C6
  • Standard Grade (Sce) Mathematics 1
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade A1
  • Standard Grade (Sce) Mathematics 2
  • Standard Grade (Sce) Mathematics 3
  • Standard Grade (Sce) Mathematics 4
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade A2
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade B
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade B3
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade B4
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade C
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade C5
  • Higher Grade (Sce/Sqa) English at Grade C6
  • Programme Level 5

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

To develop further in students:

 

  • deeper knowledge and understanding of the diversity and quality of research relevant to the development of practice

 

  • deeper critical understanding of the role of research in informing and enhancing important aspects of professional practice, such as professional judgement, influence and transformation

 

  • further ability to critically evaluate published research in the context of the development of aspects of professional practice

 

  • further ability to use evidence from literature and practice to develop a detailed intervention-based classroom research project plan

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

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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

Two-part Assignment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 5 Feedback Weeks

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Part 1 : reflection on role of research and enquiry in relation to the development of practice (2000 words)

Part 2 : research project design & plan  (4000 words equivalent)

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

One resubmission opportunity of Part 1 and/or Part 2

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDeeper knowledge and understanding of the diversity and quality of research relevant to the development of practice
ReflectionEvaluateDeeper critical understanding of the role of research in informing and enhancing important aspects of professional practice, such as professional judgement, influence and transformation
ReflectionCreateFurther ability to critically evaluate published research in the context of the development of aspects of professional practice
ReflectionCreateFurther ability to use evidence from literature and practice to develop a detailed intervention-based classroom research project plan

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