Educational Leadership: Dissertation EDUC5877P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

In the final phase of the programme participants will undertake a dissertation based on an issue identified in the previous course Professional Enquiry and Decision-Making which aims to inform and appropriately disseminate strategies for change/improvement in the selected setting.

Timetable

Group dissertation sessions and supervision meetings.

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

Designing & Planning a Practitioner Enquiry EDUC5853

Assessment

Dissertation 12,000-15,000 words.

Course Aims

■ To enable participants to express a critical, thorough and reflective analysis of the role of various forms of research in relation to school improvement

■ To provide participants with a critical understanding of the processes of investigation to bring about change/improvement

■ To critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge or skills or thinking in the discipline

■ To justify approaches ethically using professional codes of conduct

To communicate successfully to a range of educational audiences

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 

■ Demonstrate understanding of a range of investigative skills examining learning in schools or other relevant educational contexts

■ Identify, from a critical review of literature, or other appropriate context, an issue of strategic importance in their field

■ Evaluate analysis critically, professionally and ethically

■ Engage ethically with research material

■ Critically appraise appropriate dissemination strategies

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.