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Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Anglia Ruskin University

Masters Degree , Uncategorised

Course Description

Stage One: Four Units of Work These units provide a structured programme of study, as part of a cohort of students, through which you will progressively develop skills required to undertake independent research in a professional context. This stage can be completed in 24 months minimum to 36 months maximum. It involves workshops on the reflective practitioner, the context of educational research, methods and methodology, exploring an area of special interest to your chosen theme, and research design. These involve the preparation of four written papers amongst other (e.g. oral) presentations. Each paper will be approximately 5000 words in length and will provide the opportunity: - to reflect critically the material explored in the workshop units - to draw on and reflect upon your professional practice - to develop the specific skills and understanding you will need to undertake the independent research thesis in the next stage. Stage Two: The Thesis This stage is an original research component, supported by further workshops and support, with a duration of 12 months minimum to 36 months maximum. Throughout this stage you will have a supervisory team of usually two academic staff, in addition to the ongoing contact with other students in your cohort and the wider programme. Supervision and support You will have a supervisory team and continue to attend some workshops. You are required to maintain a log of these sessions - these notes must be agreed with those supervisors present at the meetings and sent to all members of the supervisory team. You will have an annual monitoring progress review that will be chaired by an academic outside of this team. You will have access to computer support and can log on to our University website for instant 24 hour access to library resources and study materials. Facilities Our Faculty of Education provides a stimulating research environment and infrastructure. Support activities for students undertaking research programmes include workshops and sessions on research strategies Research Matters seminars, where researchers can present researchers can present research in progress for peer review Brown Bag lunchtime seminars, informal discussions on research issues and current debates in education, research updates and information on funding, training conferences and bursaries. Areas of Research Expertise Our Faculty of Education is able to supervise a variety of topics across all phases of statutory, non-statutory and informal education, for example, School Leadership, Pedagogy, Curriculum, Special Educational Needs (SEN), Disability, Urban Education, Gender, Early Childhood, 'Inclusive' Education, Youth, and Sexual Rights. An example of our supervisors research expertise includes: Dr Geraldine Davis: Professional Education, Adult Learning, Problem Based Learning, Bioscience Education in Health Programmes, Education for Professional Practice in Health, Education and Early Years Settings including Aspects of Leadership and Management. Dr Jenny Gilbert: Higher Education Management and Practice, Quality Assurance in Higher Education, eLearning, Work Based Learning, Education and Career Development in IT, eGovernment. Generally use evaluative approaches and qualitative research methods. Dr Debbie Holley: Blended Learning, Student Engagement Online, Mobile Learning, Moving Learning Between Formal Informal Classroom Boundaries and Spaces, Innovative and Creative Curricula, Web 2.0. Dr Paulette Luff: Early Childhood Education and Care, Relational Pedagogy, Observational Methods, Case Study Approaches, Tools for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (including Reflective Journals in Different Formats). Professor Theodora Papatheodorou: Observation, Curriculum in the Early Years, Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, Developmentally and Contextually Appropriate Practice, Research Methods, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Dr. Melanie Peter: Special Educational Needs, Movement Educat

Stage One: Four Units of Work These units provide a structured programme of study, as part of a cohort of students, through which you will progressively develop skills required to undertake independent research in a professional context. This stage can be completed in 24 months minimum to 36 months maximum. It involves workshops on the reflective practitioner, the context of educational research,...

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