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This module focuses on skills for learning about education, skills for reading and undertaking educational research, and transferable skills. Skills developed through this module include analytical, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, presentation, ICT, research literacy, data analysis, and data presentation. Intended outcomes are an understanding of the purpose of educational research; an understanding of approaches to educational research; and an understanding of the impact of educational research. Students will develop their skills through application to a substantive topic in language and literature in education.
Students will consider the nature of research in educational studies and be introduced to the design and construction of educational research in order to become research literature. Particular attention will be paid to research involving literary analysis and qualitative approaches. They will apply this literacy to the understanding of a body of research on an educational issue in language and literature in education.
Academic and graduate skills
Students will develop their skills of communication, searching for sources, and analysing issues and ideas. Specifically, students will engage in group work, formal and informal presentations to the group, supplement their assigned readings with ones they have found, and critically examine issues and ideas relating to argumentation and research literacy. Moreover, students will develop their IT skills by interacting fully with the VLE (Yorkshare).
Week 2: An Introduction to research literacy
Week 3: An introduction to research styles and methods
Week 4: Ethics, reliability and validity
Week 5: Reading educational research
Week 2: Introduction to Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis
Week 3: Source Study
Week 4: Textual study/editing texts
Week 5: Activist research
Week 6: Reading week - no class
Week 7: Cultural history
Week 8: Economic criticism
Week 9: Rare books
Week 10: Performance studies
Week 1: Teamwork skills, overview of the module and assessment. Seminar: topic selection, ground rules, group forms
Week 2: IT skills for communicating educational ideas, Literature Review. Seminar: group work, literature review.
Week 3: Visual presentation skills, Group work health check. Seminar: 1 minute PPT Group presentation
Week 4: Oral presentation tips. Seminar: elevator pitch.
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1500 word essay
Critical Review of Research Report - 1000 words
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Reassessment: Critical review of research report
Reassessment: Short essay on the principles of a good vodcast - 750 words
Individual written feedback reports, with follow-up tutor meeting if necessary. The feedback is returned to students in line with university policy. Please check the Guide to Assessment, Standards, Marking and Feedback for more information.
Drew, P. (2006). Talk and interaction in social research methods. London: Sage.
Rapley, T. (2007). Doing conversation, discourse and document analysis. London: Sage
Cohen, L., Manion, L. & Morrison, K. (2007) Research methods in education (6th edition) London: Routledge.
Walford, G. (2001). Doing qualitative educational research: a personal guide to the research process. London: Continuum.