EDU-30071 - Independent Research Project - ISP
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

Education Combined Honours (Level 6)


Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

The Independent Research Project or Dissertation is a negotiated piece of work of 8,000-10,000 words in length. There is no fixed prescription for this module. However, projects will be on an educational topic (broadly-defined). They will include explict discussion of theoretical frameworks, methods involved in the collection of data, and matters of analysis and interpretation.

Aims
to enable students to work independently, but with the support of a supervisor to produce a significant piece of research in a defined area at the forefront of educational studies.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/edu-30071/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

Recognise, interpret and evaluate theories, concepts, research evidence and policy in a defined area at the forefront of educational studies will be achieved by assessments: 1
Design, undertake and evaluate an extended piece of research with due regard for the ethical issues posed by such research will be achieved by assessments: 1
Apply established theories and methods of inquiry to understanding and resolving new and unfamiliar problems in areas of current research activity will be achieved by assessments: 1
Assess the ethical issues that may arise in relation to educational research will be achieved by assessments: 1
Describe and make critical judgements about developments in areas of research and policy in education will be achieved by assessments: 1
Identify possible directions in which further empirical research and theoretical development might take place in areas of Educational studies will be achieved by assessments: 1
Identify and apply key priniciples across educational environments and contexts
will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

13 contact hours (9 hours preparatory workshops; 4 hours one to one supervision)
287 hours independent study


School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Dissertation weighted 100%
extended written report of research 8-10,000 words