Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (TESOL) (REDU11056)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The dissertation is a major study demanding of the course member a high level of individual application and commitment to research and enquiry. It provides the course member with the opportunity to identify, reflect on and explore a topic that has implications for individual professional development. It includes a taught component which introduces students to a range of techniques which are frequently used in educational research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- The ability to identify a professionally relevant research question and develop a practicable research plan
- The ability to use various sources of bibliographic data and to evaluate critically the literature assessed
- An awareness of a range of approaches to social and professional enquiry, the investigation techniques used, the values and assumptions underlying such techniques, the limitations of the evidence produced and the ways of analysing evidence and presenting findings
- An appreciation of the principles of ethics in research and how these principles apply to specified contexts
- The ability to propose and report research in clear, analytical writing.
|This includes reading lists from|
- the three research methods courses of Moray House
- the relevant compulsory and option courses
- the area being researched
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1. Knowledge that covers and integrates the main areas concerned ¿ including their features, boundaries, terminology and conventions.
2. A critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles the areas concerned.
3. Extensive, detailed and critical knowledge of the areas concerned, or informed by, developments at the forefront.
4. A critical awareness of current issues in the areas concerned
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||6 hours face-to-face meetings
6 hours electronic communication and feedback
|Course organiser||Dr Joan Cutting
Tel: (0131 6)51 6324
|Course secretary||Mrs Moira Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206