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Professional course

Researching Education

30 credit Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UTLGBH30M
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Education and Childhood
Campus:
Frenchay
Course director:
Dr Neil Harrison
Key fact:
This CPD module has two delivery options for you to chose from: A summer school in July - five full taught days or twelve weekly sessions, in the autumn of two hours each. Both options include lecture and seminar-style teaching. See the 'structure' tab for more information.

Page last updated 21 June 2018

Introduction

Research continues to have a growing influence on the working lives of education professionals.

Recent years have seen a growth in demands from policymakers for compelling evidence to guide policy and practice, both at governmental and individual schools, colleges and universities level.

There is a need for rigorous research practice to generate robust evidence, but there is also a need for professionals with the skills to understand and problematise the research process. 

This CPD module provides you with the tools to enable you to engage with research, both as a 'user' and as a 'generator'. 

Who is it for?

This course is for people who are considering undertaking a substantial research project around education or for those of you who want to understand more about the process of knowledge creation in educational settings.

Careers / Further study

Upon completion of this module, you may wish to apply for one of the following courses. This module would count for 30 credits of the Masters or Postgraduate course.

  • MA Education; MA Ed (Early Years)
  • PG Dip Education; PG Dip Education (Early Years)
  • PG Cert Education; PG Cert Education (Early Years)

Structure

Content

This course addresses a range of philosophical issues that underpin the research process, as well as providing an introduction to the most common approaches and methods. 

It explores the ethical basis for undertaking research that is respectful and where the risks of harm are mitigated.  The culmination will be the production of a research proposal that should you wish could be a viable foundation for a meaningful dissertation.

Learning and Teaching

This CPD module has two options for delivery of study:

  1. Autumn - twelve lecture-style and seminar-style sessions, starting in October, of two hours each, as well as opportunities for one-to-one tutorial time. 

    One session will be given over to assessment of poster presentations.Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading, proposal preparation and completion etc.
  2. Summer School - five taught days in July delivered through lecture-style and seminar-style sessions, as well as opportunities for one-to-one tutorial time.  One session will be given over to assessment of poster presentations. 

    Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading, proposal preparation and completion etc.

    Prior to arriving at UWE for the five taught days you will also be asked to engage with some flipped learning activities where you will be given some advance  materials such as lecture videos to reflect on.

 

 

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

£1,000

Dates

Summer School run
Wednesday 25 July 2018 - Tuesday 31 July 2018

How to apply

How to apply

You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

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