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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM329: Preparing for TESOL Inquiry and Dissertation

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module consists of a series of lectures, workshops and on-line resources. Topics are selected from the following:

Critical reading; Searching and Reviewing literature; Finding a suitable topic; Moving from Topic to Research questions; Project Design; Theoretical aspects of research; Research Methodologies; Research Ethics; Methods of Data Collection; Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis; Writing the dissertation.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities2010 Lectures x 2 hours (full time and part time)
Scheduled learning and teaching activities105 Workshops x 2 hours
Scheduled learning and teaching activities10Individual supervision
Guided Independent Study130A variety of private study tasks directed by module tutors through online materials (in ELE). These tasks may include (with an indicative number of hours):
Guided Independent Study430Carrying out of research enquiry, for example, gathering data, analysing data, writing dissertation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).