Dissertation EDUC4004P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This assignment aims to allow students to explore an area of current development, interest or concern which they have identified in the course of their study. The topic choice will reflect lifelong learning and teaching but with specific links and relevance to the 3-12 age range encompassed by the degree. The assignment will allow students to investigate the topic independently, resulting in an academic study of sufficient rigour and depth which meets Honours level criteria.

Timetable

Timetable not available

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This assignment aims to allow students to explore an area of current development, interest or concern which they have identified in the course of their study. The topic choice will reflect lifelong learning and teaching but with specific links and relevance to the 3-12 age range encompassed by the degree. The assignment will allow students to investigate the topic independently, resulting in an academic study of sufficient rigour and depth which meets Honours level criteria.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students will be able to:
- acquire an understanding of research and its contribution to education
- draw on relevant principles, practices and theories to inform professional values and practices
- access and evaluate professionally relevant literature
- construct and sustain reasoned and coherent arguments about educational matters and professional practices
- reflect critically on an aspect of policy and practice and the value of professional enquiry
- evaluate the impact of conducting a systematic investigation on their professional growth and recognise its value in embedding the principle of teachers as researchers
- begin to value themselves as professionals by taking responsibility for their learning, development and contribution to the profession.