Master's Level Study in Education: A Guide to Success for PGCE Students: A Guide to Success

Paperback | July 1, 2008

byNeil Denby, Robert Butroyd, Helen Swift

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  • Are you keen to study at Master's level?
  • Do you need to understand what is expected from your research and written work?
  • Would you like to see real examples of successful Master's level study?If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then this is the book for you.

    Taking a practical approach, this book will guide you through and demystify the process of thinking, researching, writing and achieving at Master's level. It offers an insight into the knowledge, tools and skills that need to be developed for a successful outcome in an educational context.

    Using detailed - and real - exemplars, the authors cover the conventions that need to be followed and consider the different elements of Master's level work. Each chapter is supported by appropriate reference to, and extracts from, the three most common types of work undertaken - traditional essay, curriculum package, and portfolio.

    Now that the DCFS plans to make teaching a Master's level profession, it is vital that you can develop the confidence in making the transition from H level to M level. The book will enable you to:

    • Understand how to prepare, carry out and write a literature review
    • Consider the different methodologies and approaches that are inherent in Master's level work
    • Understand the nature of Master's level work within education as a research/evidence based profession
    • Appreciate the importance of ethical underpinning when working at this levelMaster's Level Study in Education is a valuable guide not just for teacher training students but also for their mentors and for teachers in post, undertaking further Professional Development.

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Are you keen to study at Master's level?Do you need to understand what is expected from your research and written work?Would you like to see real examples of successful Master's level study?If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then this is the book for you.Taking a practical approach, this book will guide you through and de...

The authors are all based at the University of Huddersfield, UK, in the School of Education and Professional Development. Neil Denby is Senior Lecturer in Education and Partnership Co-ordinator for the PGCE (Schools). Helen Swift is Head of Continuing Professional Development and Course Leader for the MA in Professional...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 3.58 × 2.36 × 0.23 inPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335234143

ISBN - 13:9780335234141

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Table of Contents

(i) Foreword

(ii) Preface

(iii) Introduction

Part I: Study skills at Master's level

Chapter 1: Writing at M Level - good practice in essay writing

Chapter 2: Reading at M level - learning to use literature

Chapter 3: Researching at M level - focus, context and rationale

Part II: Research skills at Master's level

Chapter 4: Methodology

Chapter 5: Methods of evaluation

Chapter 6: Developing a critical eye

Part III: Written outcomes at Master's level
Chapter 7: Drawing conclusions

Chapter 8: Presenting work; focusing on a portfolio piece

Chapter 9: Creative approaches to assessment

Part IV: Case study material

Case Study A : Dissertation : Debbie Williams, A study into the factors which contribute to pupils not achieving in line with national average at key stage three in information and communication technology in one local authority.

Case Study B : Curriculum package : Michelle Bentley, music curriculum package teaching strategy - modelling and explaining Renaissance music in year 7

Case Study C : Action research report : Laura Eaglen, A study into the effectiveness of a tailored intervention for a child with an autistic spectrum disorder.

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