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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Bridging for Module 2 to Module 3

The bridging from Module 2 to Module 3 might lead to some questions (is it a big jump ?- it might be for some who need to re-plan after feedback). So this blog is trying to help with that for everyone doing that now transition... We also help a orientation coffee shop to help people get back into their coursework (see Adesola's blog).

Please keep reviewing the tutor blogs as they supplement the handbook and reader. That is where we try to help with each cohort as they go through this stage.

This is an important stage for you in your inquiry process. You have planned your inquiry and now need to carry it out. Your Module 3 coursework is an independent 'capstone project' that we call the professional inquiry.

Your Professional Inquiry includes elements that others do at university for Level 6 - like looking at literature to theorise/inform your thinking (10-20 sources - a variety but you could include some 'gold standard' academic ones found in the library e.g. the authors have great expertise in the subject) and doing some practitioner research with people (e.g. interviews) to help you explore a topic/area of interest.

We try to keep the research part simple - but we have books up in the Reading List for Module 3 that talk about this research literature - e.g. Bell, Costley et al, Fox, Blaxter Hughes and Tight. etc.  They - like Reader 6 - talk about the tools/methods for undertaking research to help explore a topioc/area of interest.

Please read the Module 3 Handbook and Reader 7 and ask questions in the online sessions or directly in your tutorials with your tutor (you will probably have about 2 or 3 a term - you need to arrange these). You should have received feedback from your Module 2 work with already. Please do not wait - work consistently throughout the study period or you might get behind...

At the end of the module you will also receive feedback like you did for Module 2. The tasks hep take you  through it - but 1st carry out the review of literature/ practitioner research for the inquiry - then we work though the analysis.

We have now held the ethics boards and you should be receiving an email about your ethics from your tutor. 

In the Module 3 Handbook there is a staged plan for doing to help you do the coursework,

p. 13 Summary of Tasks for 7a - this is a negotiated with your tutor (either Adesola or myself) - as each person might need to adopt this planning - but it all needs to be done by the 12th of May (submission date this study period).

Have you done Week 1?  - a written summary of your work - and sent it to your tutor? 

Please do the Week 1 update to your tutor and send it to them if you have not already.

We are having an online session next week - but if you have any questions do get in touch.

Tasks with an indicative timescale for the study period

Week 1
After looking at your tutor feedback from Module 2 send a 1 page summary to your tutor with your inquiry title, your research/inquiry questions and ideas, ethical issues, literature review up to this point, changes to your plan, ideas for your artefact, and any questions or issues that might have arisen for the module after reading the Module 3 Handbook. Written or oral feedback from tutor.

Continue to blog on inquiry topic and using suggested topics from this handbook.
Look at tutor blogs for online and campus sessions.
Week 2
Continue discussions with tutors and peers. Blog.

Week 3
Continue discussions with tutors and peers. Blog.

Week 4
Send tutor 1-2 paragraphs as a sample of your inquiry analysis or discuss in a tutorial. Formative feedback will be given on the structure, the quality of the arguments and the quality of the supporting evidence discussed.
Written or oral feedback from tutor.  Blog.

Week 5
Continue discussions with tutors and peers.  Blog.

Week 6
Continue discussions with tutors and peers.  Blog.

Week 7
Continue discussions with tutors and peers. Blog

Week 8
Send 1 page description explaining plans for your professional artefact this week or after the first workshop on professional artefacts. Written or oral feedback from tutor.  Blog.

Week 9
Send to tutor drafts of your Critical Review (Introduction, Evaluation, Analysis and Critical Reflection) for written feedback.  Written feedback from tutor continued in Week 10. Blog.

Week 10
Continue blogging and oral formative feedback.   Blog.

Week 11
Continue blogging and oral formative feedback (i.e. artefact).

Week 12
Continue blogging and oral formative feedback (tutors do not give written feedback in the final week). Continue to blog about learning and oral presentation, ending with a final summary blog.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this Paula it has been really helpful to review.