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EDUC6283 MA (Ed) Flex Assignment 3

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module is designed to extend students’ knowledge, understanding and skills and develop their stamina in undertaking a more extensive academic study. Students extend their knowledge of relevant literature, in particular deepening their understanding of research-based and theoretical sources, and further develop their skills in constructing a written argument. They consolidate and develop their ability to write within an appropriately academic genre. They begin to consider research methods, either applying their learning to methods used by others in published research, or to their own small-scale studies.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Extend your knowledge and understanding of your dissertation area;
  • Further enable you to analyse critically issues of educational policy, culture and administration
  • Encourage you to engage more deeply with current debates in educational research, policy and practice
  • Develop your confidence in using the academic conceptual tools required for studying and assessing the relationship between learning theory and practice in educational and training settings
  • Provide you with a grounding in the research methods appropriate to the area of your dissertation, including data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Further develop your capacity for critical, evaluative and independent thinking in the context of educational studies
  • Further develop your capacity for managing your own learning, development and employment


Module content is negotiated between student and supervising tutor. There is therefore no set syllabus.

Learning and Teaching

Independent Study588
Total study time600



MethodPercentage contribution
Essay 100%
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