Educational inquiry

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To register for your preferred CPD modules, please complete a Short Course application form.

If you have already submitted an application form and are currently enrolled on the IMP, you may now register to attend up to two modules per academic term. Please complete an IMP Module Registration form.

Please note: the existing IMP was discontinued from May 2015. We are offering modules on the existing programme only for students enrolled prior to this date and within their five years registration. We are developing a new programme to which to bring this credit, replacing the current IMP. This is intended to launch in September 2016 building on our current strengths and providing some exciting new learning opportunities.

Modules listed below with the suffix PD are accredited for professional development and those with the suffix SC are non-accredited. All other modules are for our MA Education.

Semester 1 2015

Contemporary Educational Thinking 

This module aims to examine critically the different ways in which we can make sense of educational contexts. It encourages participants to conceptualise and develop theoretical frameworks with which to understand contemporary issues in education of particular relevance to practitioners, thereby allowing them to critically and creatively challenge and improve their own practice.

Module code: MEPD517, MEPD517PD or MEPD517SC.

Fee: The standard University fee per 30 credit module is £942. For more information about non-credit rated module fees, email artshumadmin@plymouth.ac.uk.

Module leader: Ruth Boyask, Cath Gristy.

Venue: Plymouth campus.

Starting date: Semester 1 - please view our semester dates page for further information. Teaching sessions are Saturdays 26 September, 17 October and 14 November, 9.30am - 4.00pm, plus a writing workshop at a date to be arranged. 

Semester 1 2015 or Semester 2 2016

Independent Study Modules

These modules afford students the opportunity to propose, formulate and undertake a self-contained Masters level study highly relevant to practice while learning about methods of inquiry. With content being agreed between student and tutor via the proposal form, they will undertake a structured programme of practice-related inquiry through tutorials, reading, short tasks and assignment writing. 

Module code: MEIS501X, MEIS502X, MEIS501PD or MEIS501SC.

Fee: The standard University fee per 30 credit module is £942. For more information about non-credit rated module fees, email artshumadmin@plymouth.ac.uk.

Module leader: Julie Anderson

Venue: Plymouth campus.

Starting date: Semester 1 or Semester 2 - please view our semester dates page for further information.

Semester 2 2016

Researching Education Practice in Context

This module aims to use and critically examine different approaches to researching education practices and to promote understandings of the potential place and role of research in education settings. It explores the ways in which education research interacts with professional practice and how educators can undertake effective and appropriate research in their own settings.

Writing workshop

This is an opportunity for shared writing support from a member of the IMP Core Team. Together we will look at the requirements of the IMP assignment modes and provide some guidance on academic writing, before providing group and individual support to develop your own assignment writing with work you are currently engaged on.

Module code: MERS502, MERS502PD or MERS502SC.

Fee: The standard University fee per 30 credit module is £942. For more information about non-credit rated module fees, email artshumadmin@plymouth.ac.uk.

Module leader: Liz McKenzie.

Venue: Plymouth campus.

Starting date: Semester 2 - please view our semester dates page for further information. Teaching sessions are Saturdays 30 January, 6 February and 23 April, 9.30am - 4.00pm, plus a writing workshop at a date to be arranged.