20 credits at level HE7
This module provides course members with an opportunity to obtain accreditation for professional activities and responsibilities associated with the organisation of any of the following:
• Teaching in a school, college of further education, or higher education institution.
• Training in a privately or publicly funded training agency or organisation.
• Assessment in an educational or vocational setting.
• Administration in education.
• Management and/or governance of education.
At the same time work must simultaneously meet the academic requirements of the Masters course, the course members own development needs and the needs of the course member’s employing organisation.
The aim of this module is to enable course members to undertake a significant ethnographic study of their employing organisation, ensuring that the process and product of that work is clearly and explicitly founded on relevant, current and documented practices, requirements, theories and concepts. Course members will, therefore, be able to satisfy the academic standards required by those working towards a Masters Degree and at the same time make a valuable contribution to their own professional duties.
To a great extent, the indicative content of this module will be negotiated and defined by course members. However, examples of areas where their studies and consequently their research may be focussed could include:
Where the course member is appointed to a position of special responsibility.
Involvement in the preparatory work related to particular responsibility e.g. application for the IIP award, validation/accreditation of course provision, the submission of bid documentation for funding etc.
Re-organisation or restructuring of the organisation / department etc.
A reactive or proactive approach to the implementation of change.
Course members will identify an appropriate topic for investigation in negotiation with relevant senior staff and with the agreement of the BIHE supervising tutor to ensure that the resulting coursework simultaneously meets the needs of academic requirements of the course and those of the organisation.
Course members will be supported by tutorial meetings with their supervising tutor.
Module assessment methods and weightings
The equivalent of 4,000 - 5,000 words to be presented as a:
research proposal and action plan (approximately 750 words);
literature search (approximately 1,250 words);
report of findings (a minimum of 3000 words);
plus a portfolio of supporting evidence.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Carry out an ethnographic investigation in the form of a case study.||The equivalent of 4,000 - 5,000 words to be presented as a:|
|2.||Produce a research proposal and action plan to identify explicitly the stages and chronology of their research||research proposal and action plan (approximately 750 words);|
|3.||Critically evaluate the methodology used.||As a section within the report.|
|4.||Produce a literature search which must identify up-to-date and relevant sources which may include Present their research findings appropriately and evaluate them in the light of their literature search||literature search (approximately 1,250 words);|
|5.||Produce a portfolio of evidence in support of their study.||A portfolio of supporting evidence previously overseen by the tutor and included in the assignment as illustrative evidence.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||750 wor Research Proposal and Action Plan||1250 word literature search||3000 word report||Evidence Portfolio|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
The reading list will be determined by the area of study and will be largely determined by the course member but with guidance from the supervising tutor
|Host Subject Group:||Education|
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