Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM129: Independent Study 2

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The principal aim of this module is to enable you to develop a stronger understanding of a specific issue relevant to Education.

Specifically, the module aims to:

  • enable you to develop your understanding of a specific issue in Education

  • develop your knowledge in a particular field and the pedagogical implications of a specific issue

  • support your ability to explore a specific issue in an appropriate academic manner

  • develop your ability to plan, analyse and evaluate academic and practice oriented resource material

  • enable you to communicate and disseminate the results of your investigation

  • support your ability to manage your time and to work independently

  • develop your ability to write in an academic way about a specific issue

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate systematic understanding of a specific educational issue
2. demonstrate your knowledge of a particular educational issue and its pedagogical implications
3. demonstrate critical awareness of a particular educational issue
Discipline-Specific Skills4. critically evaluate academic and other resource material
5. synthesise material relevant to a specific educational topic
6. present data and findings in a form appropriate for educational contexts
Personal and Key Skills7. manage your own learning and show the independence required for masters level work
8. demonstrate effective communication by expressing ideas and opinions, with confidence and clarity, to a variety of audiences for a variety of purposes
9. think creatively about the main features of a given problem and develop strategies for its resolution