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EDUC8015 Approaches to Examining Classroom Practice

Module Overview

The module will cover different quantitative approaches to evaluating classroom practice

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is for you: to develop a critical understanding of different quantitative approaches to evaluating classroom practice; to gain the critical understanding and skills necessary to be able to design and conduct a research project using basic statistics to evaluate classroom practice.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different quantitative approaches to evaluating classroom practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of skills necessary to be able to design and conduct a research project using basic statistics to evaluate classroom practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the defining characteristics of small-scale classroom research
  • Critically assess the fitness of purpose of different types of quantitative approaches to small scale classroom research for a range of educational research questions
  • Analyse a range of educational data using basic statistics

Syllabus

• Small-Scale Experimental Designs and their Application in School Settings • Small-Scale Evaluation Designs • Classroom observation • Measurement Issues including Validity and Reliability • Designing Small-Scale Surveys, Questionnaires, Observations and Tests • Analysis Methods possible using Excel software for descriptive statistics and graphs. • Ethics of evaluation and experiments)

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The module will be taught using a variety of teaching and learning approaches. These will include, where appropriate, lectures, interactive teaching and hands-on activities. The main focus will be on generating discussion about issues related to classroom research and to developing practical research skills through doing small pieces of research as part of the learning process. Small group discussion and student presentations of projects will therefore form an integral part of the teaching approach

TypeHours
Independent Study150
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Muijs, D. (2011). Doing Quantitative Research in Education. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2500 words) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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