Connecting Research and Practice



The overall aim of this module is to enhance your ability to articulate and analyse particular aspects of your professional practices and to connect these to the research literature on these aspects of practice. In this way the module emphasises your reflexive engagement in day-to-day professional activity.

This module is integrated into the core modules in Part 1 of the programme. In each of these modules, students will initially undertake a 2000 word assignment that is focused on reflecting on the links between the content of the module and their professional practice. The intention is to give an early opportunity to begin writing within each module. Our experience on the Doctoral Programme in Educational Research shows that getting students writing early in each stage of the programme is essential to their successful completion and provides a crucial early indication of students’ progress on the programme.