Design & Technology Education MDTechEd

Professional Enquiry EDUC5082

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces students to methods of professional enquiry to evaluate classroom practice and pupil learning.


To be completed

Requirements of Entry



One assignment of 4000 words

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

- To enable students to evaluate teaching and learning through engagement with and engagement in research
- To understand the potential of practitioner enquiry/action research for the development of professional practice
- To equip students to enter the teaching profession with the capacity to explore educational issues and their societal, cultural, historical and political contexts

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

- Self evaluate and apply learning to the enhancement of practice
- Design practitioner enquiries and small scale research projects in educational contexts in order to extend an understanding of pedagogy
- Develop awareness of ethical issues and codes of professional practice
- Gather information and evaluate its validity and usefulness for particular enquiries
- Improve professional practice through observation, reflection, evaluation and enquiry
- Critically review and debate the relationship between policy, practice, theory and research and the implications for professional development and pedagogy
- Problem solve in the immediate and longer term

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Satisfactory completion of course assessment (one essay comprising 100% of course assessment).