Masters in Pedagogy and Practice: Sessions

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Module A - Diploma part I
Module A1 Module A2 Module A3
October, 2016 November 12th, 2016 November, 2016
ONLINE STUDY WEEKEND ONLINE
Introduction What is Research? Critical Literature

An introduction/reminder to M level writing
Key factors and aspects of writing at this level with exemplification.

What is research?
Introduction to research methods
Critical reading of research
Axioms, Paradigm, Methods and Methodologies
Finding sources and research materials

Deciding on a topic of enquiry

Finding critical literature and
Writing a literature review.
Thinking about models.

Assessment - Blog entry (500 words) as sample and critique by tutor and peers. Assessment - Reflective blog entries from the weekend. Assessment - Blog entry with literature list for chosen area of study.
    Module 1:Learning Outcomes
Assignment Due: Jan 20th, 2017
Module A4 Module A5 Module A6
November - December, 2016 December 10th, 2016 December, 2016 - January, 2017
ONLINE STUDY WEEKEND SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING
Study Design Project Development Assignment

Study design - developing our study for the empirical research
Looking at action and practitioner research methodologies.
Developing our research question.

Refining our RQ
Developing our study and its pilot
Qualitative data gathering instruments: Observation, Questionnaires and Interviews
Ethical considerations.

Writing the assignment
Carrying out the pilot.
Assessment - Draft RQ and outline of study. Assessment - Blog entry on instruments Assessment - Written literature review and study design assignment.
Module B - Diploma part II
Module B1 Module B2 Module B3
February, 2017 March 18th, 2017 March to April, 2017
ONLINE STUDY WEEKEND ONLINE
Types of Data Collection Scaling up Data Collection

Analyzing our data and our pilot.

Lessons learned from the pilot
Analysis tools: coding and pattern seeking
Scaling up: Refining the RQ and the research methods.

Gathering the data
Keeping on track.

Assessment - Blog entry (500 words) as sample and critique by tutor and peers. Assessment - Reflective blog entries from the weekend. Assessment - Blog entries reflection on intial data collection.
Module 4B Module B5 Module B6
April, 2017 May 6th, 2017 May to Jun, 2017
ONLINE STUDY WEEKEND SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING
What does our research tell us? Evaluation Writing up

Reflecting on the data
Analysing our data and considering the findings linked to our RQs

Evaluating our project
Thinking about the dissertation.

Writing up our report
Critical Evaluation of the Process

Assessment - Blog entries reflection on intial data analysis and findings. Assessment - Evaluation of our project (mode of assessment to be negotiated between student and tutor) Assessment - Writing up the evaluation
    Module 2:Learning Outcomes
Assignment Due: May 26th, 2017
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