Thesis in Education Science


The Thesis in Education Science module enables the candidate to develop a considered and valuable piece of research in the Social Sciences, specifically in education. The module involves the preparation and submission of a research proposal, the development of a detailed literature review, the testing and selection of appropriate data collection and analysis techniques, and presentation of the findings. The learner will prepare a minor thesis under the guidance of a research supervisor. Participants will participate in circle meeting discussions and research workshops. These are run in parallel to preparing the thesis in Education Science. The module provides an opportunity for the learner to disseminate research findings to an audience of peers.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a research proposal relevant to a research specialisation in teaching and learning.

  2. Analyse and critically evaluate published literature in a chosen teaching and learning topic.

  3. Critically assess and apply ethically appropriate primary and secondary research data collection methodologies in a teaching and learning topic.

  4. Demonstrate the principles of validity and reliability in data analysis in their research work.

  5. Prepare and submit a thesis report in a chosen teaching and learning specialisation.

  6. Disseminate and debate teaching and learning research amongst peers.

  7. Demonstrate problem-solving and reflective critical thinking, in dialogue with the literature.

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