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Syllabus 2019-20 - 76313020 - Classroom-Oriented Research (Classroom-oriented research)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Máster Univ. en Online en English Studies (OMIES) / Estudios ingleses
FACULTY: Centre for Postgraduate Studies of the University of Jaen

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Classroom-Oriented Research
CODE: 76313020 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 3.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: BUENO GONZÁLEZ, ANTONIO
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 226 E-MAIL: abueno@ujaen.es P: 953 211823
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/filing/3396
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
NAME: MADRID FERNÁNDEZ, DANIEL
DEPARTMENT: -
FIELD OF STUDY: -
OFFICE NO.: - E-MAIL: dmadrid@ugr.es P: 958 243971
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. Concept
1.1. Definition
1.2. Features
1.3. Stages
1.4. Top-down vs bottom-up approaches
1.5. The need for training
1.6. The scope of classroom research
1.7. Possible research lines
2. Research paradigms
2.1. Psychometric research
2.2. Interaction analysis
2.3. Classroom discourse analysis
2.4. The ethnographic approach
2.5. Action research
2.6. Research on students' and teachers' beliefs
3. Collecting and analyzing the data
3.1. Data collection instruments (interviews, questionnaires, case studies, diaries..)
3.2. Potential problems in collecting the data (triangulation, reliability, validity, and generalizability)
3.3. Analysing the data qualitatively and quantitatively
4. Discussing practical proposals
4.1. Formal analysis (according to the layout)
4.2. Content analysis

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

M5 Group/Individual tutorials on the virtual platform and through e-mail: supervision of tutored assignments.

 M7 Group/Individual tutorials through video recordings: Debates.

M8 Collective/individual tutorials through video recordings and e-mail: clarification of doubts.

M9 Collective/Individual tutorials through video recordings: comments on individual assignments.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

S1 Active participation in the virtual debates in the Group Forum within the allocated dates (debates, case studies or tasks). 20%

S3 Writing assignments, developing case studies and doing several tasks. 20%

S7 Submission of a written assignment evincing that the student masters the main concepts in the subject. 60%

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR THE PARTICIPATION IN THE VIRTUAL DEBATES (GROUP FORUM):

- Degree of participation.

- Active involvement in the topics for debate.

- Degree of interaction with the other members of the group in the forum.

- Originality in the debate contributions.

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR CASE STUDIES, TASKS, AND THE WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT:

- Adequacy to the assigned topic.

- Organization and structural clarity.

- Grammar accuracy.

- Lexical richness and appropriacy.

- The use of academic register.

- Application of specific terminology related to the subject.

- Appropriate use of  bibliographical references and citation conventions.

- Originality and critical stance.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • TEFL in secondary education. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Granada : Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2005.  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Foreign and second language learning: language-acquisition research and its implications for the cla. Edition: 1st published, repr.. Author: Littlewood, Wiliam T.. Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008  (Library)
  • A teacher's guide to classroom research [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: 5th ed.. Author: Hopkins, David. Publisher: Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill, 2014  (Library)
  • Second language writing [Recurso electrónico] : research insights for the classroom. Edition: 1st published, 6th printing. Author: -. Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997  (Library)
  • Voices from the language classroom: qualitative research in second language education. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996  (Library)
  • TEACHERS develop teachers research: paper on classroom research and teacher development. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Oxford [etc.]: Heinemann, 1993  (Library)