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Education Research that Matters: Doing Research in Your Learning Community

University of Birmingham via FutureLearn

Overview

Learn how to analyse research data and communicate your research findings

Many teachers want to learn new knowledge and methods to improve their teaching, but it can be hard for someone outside of research communities to perform research of their own.

On this course, you will learn how to do your own education research and build supported communities of education research practice.

You will explore research design and learn about tools to help you do research focused on a series of common teaching challenges.

You’ll be supported in your research by expert university researchers who will help you find, analyse, and communicate your data.

This course is designed for school teachers and educators in non-school settings who’d like to learn how to undertake and use educational research.

Syllabus

  • How do I develop a useful research question that addresses a real issue in my context?
    • Welcome to the course
    • Developing a research question
    • Thinking to inform your question
    • Applying and reflecting on this week's learning
  • Which are the best research methods to use for my project?
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Small-scale teacher research
    • Case Studies
    • Applying and reflecting on this week's learning
  • What analysis techniques should I use to understand my data and generate findings?
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • Dealing with data
    • Case studies
    • Applying and reflecting on this week's learning
  • How do I write up and present my findings?
    • Welcome to Week 4
    • Presenting your research
    • Research Topics
    • Applying and reflecting on your learning

Taught by

Karl Kitching

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