MSc in Curriculum Development and Instruction

Course Information Package

Course Unit TitleDISSERTATION II
Course Unit CodeESPLE616
Course Unit DetailsMEd Curriculum Development and Instruction (Department Electives) - MA 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. Carry out investigation in the forefront of knowledge in the area related to topic of the student’s Thesis.
  2. Critically comment on the results of a research work and relate to other published research and scientific work.
  3. Demonstrate competency in the methodologies needed for a successful research project implementation.
  4. Formulate appropriate assessment criteria, and evaluate the outcome of a research project.
  5. Draw conclusions on the investigations of a research project, and propose areas for improvements and future developments.
  6. Produced a structured written report on the work of a Master’s level research project.
  7. Employ a variety of tools and media to present the work of a Master’s level research project.
  8. Defend orally the implementation and evaluation methodologies employed, as well as the outcomes of a Master’s level research project.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesESPLE901Co-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents

This is the second 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.

A student registered in this course is expected to implement the objectives of the Thesis, using the methodology proposed in the ESPLE901 course, according to the approved planning.
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

    The Student is expected to use appropriate analytical, modelling and experimental methodologies for the implementation of the objectives of the Master’s project approved by the student’s Assessment Committee in the ESPLE901 course.

    The Student is expected to meet regularly with his Thesis Advisor to ensure that the set objectives, methodologies and planning are met.

    At the end of the semester, the student must submit a Master’s Thesis report, and defend it orally.
    Assessment methods and criteria
    Literature review of existing knowledge15%
    Design methodology / implementation15%
    Evaluation methodology15%
    AssignmentsPresentation and discussion of results 15%
    Overall quality of the Project report20%
    Oral Presentation20%
    Language of instructionGreek
    Work placement(s)NO