Core Module Information
Module title: Studying Education Research

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: EDU11127
Module leader: Stuart Taylor
School Department of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement
Subject area group: Learning and Teaching Enhancement


Description of module content:

Topics covered include searching the literature, reference management, critical evaluation of information sources, identifying key debates and questions in education, summarising, synthesising and academic writing at postgraduate level.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically evaluate evidence presented within the literature
LO2: Locate and synthesise key debates in education

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stuart Taylor
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a fully online module, with materials, discussion forums and videos provided in Moodle. These will be made available to students to work through at their own pace, with check-in points every two weeks where the module team will provide presentations, webinars or online discussions as required. Students will be asked to share and discuss their work with their peers. Students will be asked to draw upon their own teaching and learning contexts for topics of interest which they can use as the basis for their literature searches. Students will be introduced to evaluating the literature and its use evidence and data underlying educational research (LO1), using online forums to explore criticality and debate. The module team will guide students through activities which will develop skills in searching the literature in the field of education, developing an eye for identifying key debates and presenting the result of their reading in a concise synthesis (LO2).

Formative Assessment:
Students will have the opportunity to submit two pieces of formative assessment for feedback. The first is a search strategy which details your approach to, and result of, a literature search (Week 5). The second is a critical summary of one reference (week 10).

Summative Assessment:
You will be required to submit an annotated bibliography on a topic within education of your choosing. The annotated bibliography should be 2000 words long and demonstrate your critical evaluation of evidence (LO1) and a synthesis of the literature and the key debates (LO2).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online On-demand Webinar 7
Independent Learning Guided independent study 93
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 LO1 LO2 10 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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