Issues of research design, methodology and practice for researchers inquiring into professional practices of teaching and learning as they arise in education settings.
EDUC 412 Research Design and Methodology: Evidence-based Practice in Education
N.B. all topics will be considered with a classroom/centre-based focus
- Research paradigms
- Comparative and critical analyses of questions of the politics of knowledge, ways of knowing, who may speak with/for whom?
- Contemporary, historical, and indigenous knowledge paradigms
- Philosophy, theory, and practice of research in education
methodology, design and practice
- Relationship between research questions, methodology, research design and practice
- Data, methods, research procedure and forms of analysis
- Reflexive and ethical research practice
- Reporting research: Issues of audience, the utility of research, translating research evidence to improve teaching and learning practice and outcomes
makes a worthy research question for evidence based teaching and learning practice?
- What’s a researchable question in an educational setting?
- What kinds of questions should be asked through teacher research and why?
- How might one move from teaching and learning problem to research question?
- Issues of scope and manageability: Managing research in the teaching and learning setting
|Paper title||Research Design and Methodology: Evidence-based Practice in Education|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,120.06|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,439.89|
- EDUC 411
- Limited to
- Limited to: PGDipEdLn, MEdLn
- Teaching staff
Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students will be able to:
- Pose research questions able to be addressed through well designed and ethical research practice within teacher’s practice.
- Distinguish between different research methodologies, methods, and procedures appropriate to research questions in classroom/centre-based settings.
- Identify and critically address issues of researcher position, power, ethics, and research impact.
- Critically read and evaluate educational research texts in order to design research that would produce trustworthy evidence for teaching and learning.