Action Enquiry for School Improvement Module

Module code PDT 4090
Start date September
January
Duration One year via online distance or on campus learning
Attendance Part-time

Overview

Develop your practice through research into an area of your choosing in this short course designed for a wide range of educators, with opportunities to study at a convenient location (subject to arrangement), if you are part of a school or local authority cohort.

Available through online distance learning or at our state-of-the-art London campus, this course will challenge you to select your own practice-based project and use the research and enquiry model to develop your practice and provide evidence of its impact.

Guided by experienced practitioners you will explore a range of key topics to enhance your research, including the process of collaborative action enquiry and the use of action enquiry within school improvement initiatives. The focus of your enquiry will be decided by you according to your own and institutional needs for improvement.

Armed with these unique insights and practical skills you will not only boost your career prospects for the future but enhance your current practice while gathering research that may be of significant value to your organisation, students and colleagues.

Course content

This short course is structured to enable you to maintain your professional employment while advancing your learning through part-time study sessions at our London campus, online via distance learning or at a convenient location agreed between your organisation and the University (if you are part of a school or local authority cohort).

This innovative course enables you to choose the focus of your enquiry based on your own and institutional needs for improvement. Through a series of study sessions you will explore a range of key topics that will enhance your enquiry and subsequent practice, including:

  • The process of collaborative action enquiry
  • The use of action enquiry within school improvement initiatives
  • Planning action enquiry for improvement
  • Undertaking and sustaining an action enquiry for improvement

Assessment

You will be assessed through a portfolio (supervised by the module leader over the course of the year).

The portfolio may include:

  • Needs analysis
  • Professional autobiography
  • Reviewing the literature
  • Research methodology
  • Research methods
  • Data analysis

How to apply

Qualifications

  • We normally require a second class honours degree 2:2 or above and working in education
  • You should be working in education and have completed at least one other CPD education module prior to commencing this module

Apply today

Applications to this module should be made directly to the university. Please visit our CPD page to download an application form and for more information on the application process.

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