The Learning Knowledge and Behaviour module forms part of the interdisciplinary strand of the Masters in Social Science Research Methods of the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP). It brings together doctoral students from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds working on and developing research projects associated with the core themes of Learning, Knowledge and Behaviour.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- work collaboratively with students from other disciplines to critically explore the relevance of an interdisciplinary approach to Learning, Knowledge, and Behaviour.
- engage with other disciplines in a topic area relevant to the broad themes of Learning, Knowledge, and Behaviour.
- use communication skills to facilitate and enrich an understanding of the value of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of topics in Learning, Knowledge, and Behaviour.
By its nature this module supports the development students engaged in postgraduate research on a diverse range of topics associated with a wide range of disciplines. It will therefore focus on developing a deeper understanding of some of the challenges and affordances of working in an interdisciplinary research environment.
Common themes covered the each module are likely to include:
- the challenge of synthesising the underpinning philosophical, conceptual and theoretical perspectives from multiple disciplines;
- principles of research design associated with interdisciplinary research;
- an overview of specific ethical considerations associated with interdisciplinary research;
- communication skills for working within interdisciplinary research environments;
- communicating interdisciplinary research to a range of stakeholders;
- maximising impact from interdisciplinary research studies.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Through a series of workshops, seminars and activities such as visits students broaden their research perspectives in order critically view aspects of their own research and the applied nature of their studies through multiple disciplinary lenses.
|Wider reading or practice||22|
|Completion of assessment task||30|
|Practical classes and workshops||5|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||15|
|Total study time||100|
Resources & Reading list
Sherif, M and Sherif, C. W. (Eds.) (2009). Interdisciplinary relationships in the social sciences.. Transaction Publishers.
Repko, A. F., Newell, W. H. and Szostak, R (2011). Case studies in interdisciplinary research. Sage Publications.
Griffin, G., Medhurst, P., & Green, T. (2006). Interdisciplinarity in Interdisciplinary Research Programmes in the UK. University of Hull.
Summative assessment description
Referral assessment description
Repeat type: Internal & External