G-LSUD4 ApLing494E Special Electives: Pedagogical foundations in learning a foreign/second language IΙ

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The course is an introduction to basic concepts and tools of educational research. It discusses the importance of scientific and educational research, types and research strategies as well as issues related to ethical issues in conducting research in children. All stages of scientific research are described; identifying and formulating the research problem, designing the research process, collecting and analyzing data and writing up. The course aims to help students to: • become familiar with the basic terminology of educational research • understand the procedures required for planning and conducting research • learn how to evaluate a research study (validity, reliability) • gain experience in preparing and conducting small-scale research work and in using statistical software package SPSS The seminar is done in groupwork and combines theoretical instruction delivery (lectures) with workshops. Recommended reading: Yes Distributed textbook: Yes Methods of assessment: 70% preparation and writing of research study; 30% a small scale project


Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

The course is not currently offerred.