MSc in Curriculum Development and Instruction

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleDISSERTATION I
Course Unit CodeESPLE615
Course Unit DetailsMA Educational Sciences: Dynamic Learning Environments (Department Electives) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated10
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Perform literature searches and retrieve and analyze information.
  2. Report and critically comment on published research and scientific work related to the forefront of knowledge in the area of the student’s Thesis.
  3. Propose and justify a methodology to be employed for the implementation of a Master’s level research project.
  4. Demonstrate competency in the methodologies needed for a successful research project proposal, planning, and implementation.
  5. Employ written and oral communication skills, and use effectively a variety of communication media, including audio, visual, diagrammatic and on-line.
  6. Produced a structured written report proposing a Master’s level research project.
  7. Defend orally the proposed Master’s level research project.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

This is the first of two courses that constitute the Masters Thesis, which is a research oriented work at the forefront of knowledge within the specialization of the student.

By the end of the course, the student must submit and present to his/her Assessment Committee a proposal for his/her Master’s Thesis.  In this proposal, the student is expected to propose the topic of his/her project, providing the detailed objectives and expected contributions of the specific work, give a complete literature review of the current state of knowledge on the issues related to the proposal, and suggest a methodology and planning for the implementation of the Thesis
Recommended and/or required reading:
Textbooks
  • No specific book is assigned. Students are expected to consult a variety of information sources, including textbooks, manuals, scientific and research papers.
References
    Planned learning activities and teaching methods

    At the beginning of the course, students must consult with the academic staff and decide on the topic of their Masters Thesis. After deciding on the topic of the Master Thesis, the Program Coordinator, in consultation with the student and other related members of the Department, form an Assessment Committee for the student, consisting of three members. Two of these members must be from the academic staff related to the specialization of the student, where one is the student’s Thesis Advisor. The third member can be any member of the academic staff of the Program, or an external qualified person.

    The Student is expected to meet regularly with his Thesis Advisor to set the objectives and contributions of the Thesis, and decide on the methodology to be used.

    At the end of the semester, the student must submit a Research Proposal report, and defend it orally.
    Assessment methods and criteria
    Suitability and completeness of set objectives 20%
    Literature review of existing knowledge20%
    Proposed methodology and planning20%
    Quality of proposal report20%
    Oral Presentation and defence20%
    Language of instructionGreek
    Work placement(s)NO