Exploring the students understanding on how important group work in a relay race ( Order ID: #253423 )
Exploring the students understanding on how important group work in a relay race ( Order ID: #253423 )Please fill in the form attached!!!!!!!! Make sure you answer all the question please.
Module 4 Assignment Information
For your final assignment, we would like you to write about a classroom-based research project on an aspect of student understanding. The required length is 3,000 words (+/- 10%), as usual. The word count for assignments includes quotations, but not references or appendices. The assignment will be formally assessed in relation to Masters-level criteria. You will be assessed on:
• your organisation of the material;
• your knowledge and understanding of relevant literature and key issues;
• the criticality of your assignment and its depth of analysis;
• your ability to draw implications from your research for your own and your colleagues’ professional practice;
• the quality of your presentation and the accuracy of your referencing and language.
This will be a small scale study and we are looking for exploratory investigation rather than a definitive set of empirical revelations. The purpose of this assignment is to deepen your appreciation of the nature of student understanding rather than to establish statistical correlations or generalisable conclusions. The aim is to produce a study which will aid your own professional learning and which may also be of interest to your colleagues.
M4U1 Activity 7
1. Proposed title
2. What is the problem, issue or question you wish to address (you should have already agreed this with your tutor, and it should be phrased as a question)? Remember, your investigation should:
i. besmall scale
iii. focus on understanding
3. What is the likely relevance of this investigation to your own professional practice?
4. What model of understanding could be relevant to your investigation and how would it be helpful? Write between 500 and 600 words, including comment on the following:
• What is the relationship between understanding and knowledge?
• What is the relationship between understanding and learning?
• What does ‘understanding’ mean in your context and for your area of inquiry?
• How will your investigation explore the nature and quality of student understanding?
5. What literature have you consulted and do you plan to use in conducting and writing up the work? Please give full bibliographic references of what, at this stage, you consider to be the most relevant sources. They should cover the chosen model of understanding, your area of interest and the methods chosen.
(a) Model of understanding
(b) Area of interest
(c) Research methods
6. What research technique(s) do you propose to use and why have they been chosen? Write around 250-300 words about methods selected to summarise your thoughts, referring to literature recommended either in Unit 3 or elsewhere, and ideas about research methods from your commonplace book.
7. How will you carry out your investigation? Please write 300-400 words in answer to the following questions:
• Who will your participants be?
• How many participants will be involved in your study?
• How will you use the research techniques discussed in section 5?
• What data will result from your data collection procedures?
• How will you analyse these data?
8. What ethical issues may arise in relation to your proposed investigation and how do you plan to deal with these? You should comment in between 300 and 400 words on the followingissues, though not necessarily in this order:
• How you will obtain fully informed consent;
• How you will ensure anonymity, confidentiality and non-traceability;
• How you will protect participants’ welfare;
• How you will show sensitivity to difference;
• How you will genuinelyguarantee participants’ rights to withdraw from the research if they so wish;
• How you understand the ethics of your own proposal in relation to Scott’s distinction between ‘covert’, ‘open democratic’ and ‘open autocratic’ research (Scott, 2011, p.137).
9. What is your timetable for the collection and analysis of data?
10. Do you have any particular areas of concern at this stage in your planning?
What is the historical (or contemporary) link between gender-bending and political resistance ( Order ID: #253420 )
What is the historical (or contemporary) link between gender-bending and political resistance? Or, how might subverting the gender binary symbolically represent subversions of other social or political demands?
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The multidimensional character of understanding
In preparing for your own research study, it would be worth thinking through some of the ways in which the particular methods selected for a research study might reveal different aspects of the same ‘understanding’.
Where understanding is regarded primarily as a feature of dialogue, for example, discourse analysis (see Unit 3 Activity 1) might be a revealing approach. Where understanding is viewed primarily as an internal mental representation, an introspective research technique such as protocol analysis (see Unit 3 Activity 2 ) could be more illuminating.
A key message of this unit has been that the kind of paradigm within which the concept of understanding is situated can make a significant difference to the research technique selected for its study.
On the research proposal form, you will need to begin to formulate your own model of student understanding as a basis for your classroom study. You will also need to establish clarity about the strengths and weaknesses of your chosen methodologies and the extent to which they match, or do not match, your model.