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Basic Course in Research

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

This course was developed for those who wish to continue or to pursue a career in research. Our main concern was to interface the development of research skills combined with further study in education. It was created with the intent to foster an active and practical engagement with research methods used in the context of education.

Course Content

1. Theories of Teaching and Learning

  a) Beyond Approaches, Methods and Techniques

2. Digital Media and Information Literacy

  a) Educational Technology and Communication

3. Research Literacy and Design

  a) Qualitative Research Approaches

  b) Quantitative Research Approaches

  c) Independent Research Methods

  d) Environmental Research: Development Fieldwork

4. Contemporary Issues in Education Leadership

  a) Leading Educational Change and Development


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Bhattacherjee, Anol. Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.

Creswell, John W. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. SAGE Publications, Inc, 2013.

Duke, Nell K., Mallette, Marla H. Literacy Research Methodologies. New York: The Guilford Press, 2011.

Ma, Will W. K., Chan, Wendy Wing Lam., Cheng, Cat Miaoting. Shaping the Future of Education, Communication and Technology: Selected Papers from the HKAECT 2019 International Conference. Educational Communications and Technology Yearbook. Springer Singapore, 2019.

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Williams-Boyd, Pat. Educational Leadership: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary Education Issues). ABC-CLIO, 2002.