Core Module Information
Module title: Scholarship in Education

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

Module code: EDU11128
Module leader: Stuart Taylor
School Department of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement
Subject area group: Learning and Teaching Enhancement


Description of module content:

Topics covered include philosophical and epistemological approaches to research, introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods, research ethics, academic rigour and validity in education research, using evidence to construct an argument and academic writing at postgraduate level.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify and differentiate between different philosophical approaches and modes of research
LO2: Critically engage with issues of ethics, rigour and validity in education scholarship
LO3: Use evidence to formulate and defend an academic argument

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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 presentation, 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 the argument for your literature review. The module team will guide students through activities which will develop skills in differentiating between various approaches to researching the area of education, in particular philosophical and methodological modes (LO1). Activities are based around structured reading tasks to develop skills in appreciation of the range of issues around ethics, rigour and validity in education scholarship (LO2). You will have opportunities to experiment with presenting an academic argument in various digital formats, not only written, while drawing on evidence to construct an academic argument (LO3).

Formative Assessment:
Students will have the opportunity to submit two pieces of formative assessment for feedback. The first is a critique of an article where you evaluate the approach taken by the author(s) (week 5). The second is an ethics application for a given proposed research project (week 10).

Summative Assessment:
You will be required to submit a focused review of the literature on a single topic within education of your choosing. The literature review should be 2000 words long and demonstrate your ability to differentiate between different philosophical and methodological approaches in the literature (LO1), critically evaluate the quality ofresearch in terms of ethics, rigour and validity (LO2) and construct and defend your own argument on your chosen topic (LO3).

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, LO3 14/15 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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