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New course in Research methods in Art, Design and Media Education

Date posted: 10/11/2008

New course starting 22nd January 2009 - 5 half-day sessions

Research Methods in Art, Design and Media Education

This short course aims to:

  • Enable you to have a basic knowledge of what is involved in undertaking educational research
  • Provide you with opportunities to practice various research methods
  • Develop a critical understanding of how research can interact with theories within education and your own discipline

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Formulate realistic and appropriate research questions
  • Identify and describe a range of methods for sampling, collecting and analysing data
  • Select an appropriate method for a particular research question or hypothesis
  • Demonstrate an awareness of research ethics
  • Analyse and evaluate research reports
  • Describe how theories of art, design and media education can interact with research
  • Be able to explain how research can inform policy and practice in your art, design or media discipline

Indicative Content
Formulating questions or hypotheses; using theory to inform research; using research to test theories; approaches to research (research paradigms); research ethics; sampling methods, data collection; analysing data; reporting research.

Learning and Teaching Methods
Workshops, Individual Presentations and Whole Class Discussion, Distance Learning and Self-Study and Reflective Journal.

Course dates: 22nd, 29th January, 5th, 19th and 26th February 2009
Course cost: £250.00
Course venue: cltad, 2-6 Catton Street, London Wc1R 4AA

Other short courses available 2009:

  • Managing a diversity of learners - first meeting 3rd February 2009
  • Online tutoring in art and design - first virtual meeting 20th February 2009
  • Virtual Worlds in Art Education - first meeting 3rd March 2009
  • Right writing - first meeting 22nd April2009