Researching Professional Practice in Primary and Early Years (X6612)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn and spring teaching

This module requires the design, development and carrying out of a small scale context based research project on an aspect of professional practice within a specialist phase and school/setting. Once the research is completed an evaluation and report on the findings is constructed as a dissertation and shared through a presentation to an audience of peers and practitioners. Through a process of systematic enquiry and the application of different research methods such as lesson study or action research specialist knowledge is developed of a negotiated focus alongside an applied understanding of how research has the potential to reveal, enlighten and improve practice.


100%: Seminar


25%: Practical (Presentation)
75%: Written assessment (Dissertation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 102 hours of contact time and 198 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.