The course encourages the doctoral student to explore a key area in educational research and practice. Within this context, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate critical evaluation of your professional area and how your doctoral studies fit within and contribute to moving their professional area forward. You will undertake analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application autonomously and with critical awareness.
The theme will be examined from three perspectives:
The key tasks are to understand a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of the discipline. You will use the outcomes of this exploration to generate new knowledge and improvement.
Communities and Education
This module aims to provide you with the theoretical knowledge about the social context of education and apply the outcomes of this knowledge on research and enquiry in your professional area. Specifically, it aims:
Policy and Change in Education
This module will develop your capacity to drive transformative change within an organisation or educational setting, by exploring the contexts of leadership, policy and institutional/organisational change.
The aims of the module are:
The module also will prepare you for extended forms of research within the practice setting. A major outcome will be that you will enhance your own professional skills by influencing others in the development of their organisation/institution.