Course - Theories of Science and Research Methodology (KRLE) - MGLU5211
MGLU5211 - Theories of Science and Research Methodology (KRLE)
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021
This course focuses on theories of science and different research methodologies and their suitability under different circumstances. Different research paradigms and the connection between ontology, epistemology and the choice of research methods will be discussed. We will also focus on qualitative methods.
While taking the course, the students will be starting their own research projects. Work on developing their research questions, relevant theories and methods, and assistance in detecting and solving (research) ethical challenges for their own projects will be central to the course. We will also discuss how to compose a scientific text with precise representations and correct references.
- has advanced knowledge about CREE-relevant research and theory and scientific thinking, research methods and ethics
- has in-depth knowledge of relevant research paradigms and connections between ontological and epistemological positions and choice of research approaches
- has in-depth knowledge of characteristics of different research designs and methodologies (methods)
- has in-depth knowledge of the different ways of collecting and analysing data
- has in-depth knowledge of ethical aspects of research
- has in-depth knowledge of how research can be presented
- is capable of analysing and taking a critical stance to national and international research and applying this knowledge in the profession
- is capable, under supervision, of formulating research questions relevant to CREE didactics
- is capable of developing their own research project/empirical investigation
- is capable of making informed choices of research methods/methods for collecting data and analysing data
- is capable of analysing and taking a critical stance to sources of knowledge (research and data) and applying them to structure and formulate academic arguments
- is capable of analysing relevant academic and ethical issues related to teaching CREE in school
- is capable of disseminating and communicating academic issues based on independent research and master the language and genres of CREE-didactics
- is capable of contributing to development work that promotes new academic and pedagogical thinking related to the CREE-subject at school
- is capable of explaining and reason about methodological choices related to the focus of a study
Learning methods and activities
The teaching in the course is organized in seminars. The content of the seminars will be presented at the beginning of the term. Between the seminars the students are expected to read and work on tasks related to preparing their own masters theses. The activity in the seminars will vary between lectures, collaborative and individual work, discussions, and student presentations. Discussions and other academic cooperation, such as responding to fellow students work, are important ways of working and learning in the course, and it is expected that all students participate in such activities.
- Obligatory course work according to course description
Further on evaluation
The following activities must be completed in order to take the exam (Mandatory activities/assignments):
Maximum of 6 written and 6 oral presentations related to the master project (such as field notes, explanation on the necessity of application to NSD (Norwegian centre for research data), short information about the project directed to the general public and literature review).
The assessment of these works will be graded either passed or not passed. Candidates who risk not being allowed to take the exam, shall get a warning, according to Academic Regulations(https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2015-12-08-1449 )
Exam: Term paper that presents and discusses theoretical and methodological questions related to the students own master project. Grading system A-F.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7)
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 5-10 (MGLU5-10)
Recommended previous knowledge
The student should have completed 30 ECTS of CREE in module 2/in masters level/during fourth year of teacher education or similar courses.
Required previous knowledge
Completed MGLU1108/MGLU1508, MGLU2108/MGLU2508, MGLU3112/MGLU3512 (60 ECTS of CREE).
The list of curriculum is tentative. The complete reading list will be published on Blackboard (the digital learning platform) before the course begins.
Credits: 15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Teacher Education
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"