Undergraduate Course: Physical Education Research 2 (EDUA08067)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Physical Education Research 2: focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding related to professional practice and the importance of research in the development of informed professional judgement. This course examines how the action research process can be used by teachers to inform pedagogical decision making, and also examines how practice can be informed through critically engagement with research literature. The changing nature of education, physical education and the implementation of initiatives such as the 'Curriculum for Excellence' require the professional teacher to use and act on research in their practice. This course will examine the different conceptions of research in the development of physical education professionals and the developments that are taking place in the curriculum and pedagogy as a result of research. Students are required to review their practice systematically and acquire an understanding of the contribution of educational research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Student must be registered on BEd Physical Education programme UTYPSED
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 19,
Summative Assessment Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The scheme of assessment in the course will reflect the focus on the contribution research makes to the development of professional practice and learning. A single summative assessment, based on two activities related to the units taken which are unequally weighted, will be awarded.
Section 1 Teacher as Researcher : Group Presentation (20% of total grade for course)
Section 2 Research informing Professional Learning : 1500 word Assignment (80% of total grade for course)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- On completion of this course students should be able to:-
Describe and analyse the nature and purpose of research and how research informs pedagogy and curriculum in Physical Education.
Demonstrate an understanding of how the theories and concept of the "teacher as researcher" has implications for pupil learning, teacher intentions and the development of curriculum within schools.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research approaches in the context of Physical Education.
Reflect on their professional practice identifying professional learning needs and action planning to address these as a result of placement experiences
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Miss Shirley Gray
Tel: (0131 6)51 6681
|Course secretary||Miss Bethany Doddrell
Tel: (0131 6)51 4906
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