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Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (Learning for Sustainability) (REDU11071)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits50 ECTS Credits25
SummaryThe Dissertation is a study requiring a high level of individual application and commitment to research and enquiry. It provides the student with the opportunity to identify, reflect on and explore a topic that has implications for their own professional development in Learning for Sustainability. The Dissertation will involve a critical interrogation of the relationship between professional practice, academic theory and the design, ethics and interpretation of research. Research training prior to the dissertation is included in the programme structure and helps to assist students in developing their dissertation ideas and focus. Work on the dissertation is undertaken with guidance and support from the designated supervisor.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and reflect critically on relevant up┐to┐date literature, research reports and other scholarly evidence with specific reference to the research process used;
2. Collect and critically analyse evidence, justifying the approaches and techniques used, and identify the implications of these decisions in terms of the status of the evidence, and the findings based upon it;
3. Examine critically the contribution and limitations of the study undertaken in theoretical and applied terms with regard to the practices and roles of relevant professionals;
4. Demonstrate that the study complies with relevant ethical guidelines;
5. Present work, observing appropriate academic conventions in relation to style, tone, paragraphing, paraphrasing, sectioning of the text, proof┐ reading and referencing.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Pete Higgins
Tel: (0131 6)50 9796
Email: Pete.Higgins@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Susan Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 6573
Email: Susan.Scott@ed.ac.uk
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