Course structure and assessment

Part 1 Programme of Study:

Year 1 for students following the three-year programme

Duration 1 year (part-time) involving four two-day intensive courses at the Department and a series of tasks shared online between each weekend seminar.

Form of assessment One assignment of 8000-10000 words (or equivalent).

There is no exit award for this point of the course.

Part 2 Programme of study:

Year 1 for those following the two-year programme

Year 2 for those following the three-year programme

Duration 1 year (part-time) involving five two-day intensive courses at the Department and a series of school-based research tasks shared online between each weekend seminar.

Form of assessment One assignment of 8000-10000 words (or equivalent).

Possible exit point It is intended that students progress to the MSc. Students who exit the course at the end of this year will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching. Students who do so cannot, however, later return to complete the MSc. Those who progress to the MSc will forego the right to the award of the Diploma.

Part 3 Programme of Study Final Year:

The taught programme for this part of the course will focus primarily on advanced methods of practitioner research, particularly the challenges of identifying a worthwhile innovation for the research and development work, elaborating the criteria for success and determining the nature of the evidence that will allow the participant to evaluate the impact of the innovation. The programme also includes a key focus on collaborative strategies within research and development work in schools and their communities.

Duration 1 year (part-time) including two intensive weekends at the Department.

Form of assessment A research and development project of between 15000 and 20000 words (or equivalent), reporting on an empirical research study in relation to the development of professional practice within the participant’s own school or educational setting.

This academic report of the design, implementation and evaluation of a specific innovation must include a strong emphasis on the choice of criteria and the nature of the evidence by which the impact of the evaluation was assessed, and clear evidence of research collaboration with other adults – either engaging others in research; or enabling others engaged in education to learn from research findings.

Exit point MSc Learning and Teaching.

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