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Undergraduate Course: Education 4: Professional Research in Education (EDUA10103)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionEducation 4 offers students the opportunity to engage in an intensive study of the relationship between research and professional practice. The course builds on the work undertaken in Education 1A, 1B, 2 and 3 and encourages students to reflect on the knowledge and insight gained during their studies. From Year One of the programme, students will have been encouraged to develop a research disposition and they will have engaged in various small-scale research activities. Education 4 gives students the opportunity to extend their research capabilities by means of lectures and workshops that are led by school staff who have strong research expertise. Under the supervision of School staff students plan, implement and present the outcomes of an empirical research study that has been carried out in the professional context of the placement school. School staff draw on their own research expertise to support students in developing a critical awareness of a range of approaches to research and of the need to select an approach appropriate to the aims of a given study. There are many examples of staff supervising students in their area of research expertise. This consolidation and development of students' research experiences aims to support them complete the transition from being research consumers to research providers.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Education 1A: Lifespan Development, Socialisation and Learning (EDUA08052) AND Education 1B: Teaching, Learning and the Social Context of Education (EDUA08053) AND Education 2: Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives on Curriculum, Assessment, Pedagogy and Social Justice (EDUA08051) AND Education 3: Equity, Inclusion and Diversity - what does this mean for teaching and learning? (EDUA10101)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 10, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 2, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 360 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- apply research to policy and practice by becoming a teacher researcher
- demonstrate a critical awareness of a range of approaches to research and of the need to select an approach appropriate to the aims of a given study
- develop an awareness of the importance of educational research in the development of reflective practice in teaching
- analyse and discuss the theoretical basis and implications for policy and practice of a number of recent and relevant research studies in education
- plan, implement and present the outcomes of an empirical research study carried out in the professional context of the school
- value themselves as growing professionals by taking responsibility for their professional learning and development
- adopt a reflective questioning approach to their professional practice and engage appropriately in professional enquiry and research.
Assessment Information
1. Research proposal (500 words) for the Professional Project (formative assessment)
2. Professional Project (7000 words) to be submitted as a dissertation (summative assessment)
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Course organiserDr Shereen Benjamin
Tel: (0131 6)51 6147
Course secretaryMs Zoe Mcgonigle
Tel: (0131 6)51 6436
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