Postgraduate Course: MSc Dissertation in Physics Education (180 credits) (PGPH11043)
|School||School of Physics and Astronomy
||College||College of Science and Engineering
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Postgraduate (School of Physics and Astronomy)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||A research programme tailored to the student's area of interest within Physics Education, which will develop conceptual and research skills specific to that area, leading to a dissertation describing a body of original research work. The student will be supported by both a primary supervisor and a second supervisor drawn from physics and / or e-learning/education, as appropriate. The programme will also develop a range of professional and subject skills which will contribute to the student's intellectual development and career aims and aspirations. This may be achieved through attendance at taught courses and workshops delivered by the School of Physics or the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (TLA) as appropriate.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Available to suitably qualified postgraduate students only.
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: No
|No Classes have been defined for this Course|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Knowledge & understanding
- Demonstrate a depth of understanding in areas of general educational theory and practice, together with the dimensions of these relevant to the subject context in Physics.
- Critically evaluate the growing body of Physics Education research literature relevant to their chosen research topic
- Show how this body of research relates to and justifies the design choices for their proposed research
- Understand the relationship between theory and methodology, and the influence of one upon the other.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of methods of data collection and analysis for the research questions under study.
- Critically analyse methods of data collection, both quantitative and qualitative, and demonstrate an appreciation of the inherent strengths and weaknesses of each approach.
- Carry out independent research that demonstrates an advanced level of knowledge and understanding in the field of study
- Develop a structured research proposal for investigating a well-defined hypothesis, including a plan for meeting research milestones
- Design and manage a programme of research, embedded within the discipline context
- Demonstrate well-developed written, numerical, and analytical skills
- Prepare work for publication and presentation at appropriate conferences, meetings and journals
- Use well-developed written, oral and electronic means of delivery for the dissemination of research findings
- Show interpersonal and communication skills
- Work both independently and as part of a team
- Use computers proficiently across different platforms and programs.
|Assessment by dissertation and oral according to the University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Assessment Regulations.|
|Course organiser||Prof Simon Bates
Tel: (0131 6)50 5280
|Course secretary||Mrs Linda Grieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114
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