Course Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of the Module ELP522 is to familiarize students with the important stages of conducting quantitative research in education as well as to develop their critical ability towards quantitative research results in the field of education.
More specifically, the Module aims:
- to introduce students to basic principles of scientific quantitative research in education
- to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills required to design a scientific quantitative research (specialized research topic, identification of quantitative research questions, methodology design, presentation of results and valid conclusions)
- to support students to understand the ethical issues arising in the design and implementation of a research
- to develop students’ critical thinking over research quantitative results and conclusions
Students will study the nature of change in modern organisations, the necessity of change and the factors which affect it, the design of change, the individual and change, the school as an organisation and change, change at the educational system level, leadership and change, as well as some innovative programmes in education and international studies. At the same time, they will study the characteristics of the effective school and the effective teacher and the creation of a climate for change, the theoretical models of school effectiveness, the measurement of school effectiveness, as well as the research for the improvement of school effectiveness. Finally, they will examine various research programmes of school effectiveness conducted in Cyprus and internationally.