Module Descriptors

Qualitative Research Methods and Paradigms

This module covers the underlying theory and forms of qualitative research approaches, methods and ethics as they apply to the context of the programme.  This includes acquiring a critical and interpretive understanding of qualitative research approaches, theories and concepts, as well as methods and techniques that constitute the qualitative research realm.

Quantitative Research Methods

This module introduces students to a wide range of methods of data collection, analysis and interpretation. It will consider the strengths and weaknesses of experimental and quasi-experimental approaches, the proposal and testing of hypotheses, and the suitability of such methods. It will introduce students to a range of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques used for interpreting numerical data.

Research Design and Planning

This module concentrates on the development and design of the students’ own research proposals, consisting of two main sections: firstly, developing the research question and objectives and designing the theoretical framework; secondly, designing the research methodology including the research approach, methods, instruments or information gathering guidelines, and method of results analysis.

Assessment and Learning

This module focuses on human leaning theories, concepts and methods of measuring learning.

Education Policy: Theory and Practice

This module introduces the art and processes of educational policy-making through the study of theories, research and experiences of others.

Curriculum and Innovation

In this module, the nature of curriculum and innovation is examined in detail to achieve an in-depth conceptualisation of the field for practice.

Current Issues in Psycholinguistics and Language Learning and Teaching

This module involves the study of research into language acquisition and resulting TESOL methodology.

Education of Learners with Exceptional Learning Needs

This module introduces basic and advanced concepts related to education of children with exceptional learning needs.

Theory and Practice of Leadership in Education

This module covers the basic and advanced theories and models of leadership as they apply to educational settings.

Reading Mathematics Education Research

This module aims to give students an overview of contemporary research on teaching and learning mathematics.

Reading Science Education Research

This module provides readings and discourse of science education research and its interdisciplinary connections with other fields (eg STEM).

Managing Technology in Education

In this module, the organisation, development and implementation of ICT in education are examined in detail.

Reading Health Education and Wellness

This module is developed to provide a research base for health education and wellness.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Workplace

The module aim is to develop competent professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education and professional workplace learning environments.


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