EDUC6355 Assignment 2
The outcomes of this module will comprise: a) a written summary including research findings, a discussion in relation to literature and conclusion with implications for classroom practice b) an 'intervention’ which outlines how the student will place the chosen aspect under scrutiny.
Aims and Objectives
To enable the student to present the outcomes of a practice-based investigation into a particular aspect / topic of their teaching within their specific subject area (e.g. English, Geography etc.).
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- How an educational issue is presented in practice in a classroom situation
- Analysing and evaluating the differences and similarities between theory and practice
- Using appropriate methodology in your own research
- Presenting research in an appropriate written format
- An issue that is central to your subject specialism
The syllabus content will be determined by both the subject specialism which the student is following and the particular aspect that the student identifies for their assessment. Generic content will focus upon how writers present their research findings, how they discuss research in relation to existing literature, and how to write Master’s level.
This module is only available to students enrolled on a PGCE programme.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is usually by a range of lectures, small group seminars and individual tutorials. Trainees are expected to spend time (approximately 135 hours) researching this assignment as individuals
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Cohen, L., Manion, L., Morrison, K. (2007). Research Methods in Education.
Dillon, J., & Maguire, M. (2007). Becoming a teacher.
Hopkins, D. (2008). A teacher’s guide to classroom research.
Bell, J. (2010). Doing your research project..
Kincheloe, J.L. (2002). Teachers as researchers.
This module is not subject to anonymous marking, as topics chosen relate to a specific trainee's teaching practice and requires intevention plans with pupils and therefore the individual is identifiable.
|Essay (4000 words)||100%|
|Essay (4000 words)||100%|
Costs associated with this module
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:
Books and Stationery equipment
Costs for this module are noted under the Teaching Modules for ITE programmes. Trainees are expected to read approximately 10 texts for this assignment, but these can be borrowed cost-free from libraries / schools / Tutors etc. (books)
Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.