Componente de Investigación

Componente de Investigación (4)

Miércoles, 02 Mayo 2018 16:56

Final Thesis

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The final thesis is a consolidation of the independent research study they have been working on since the second semester. This course is self-managed, under the guidance of a thesis advisor, and intended to build on knowledge and skills acquired from the previous research modules. The completion of the final thesis involves the identification of and critical analysis of a problem or question relevant to English language pedagogy, and an extensive exploration of relevant literature, including current research.

Miércoles, 02 Mayo 2018 16:54

Thesis Research

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During this course the students are expected to carry out the process of data collection and data analysis as part of the development of the research proposal that they consolidated in the previous course (Research Methods). In the case of action research, they will prepare and conduct the action/intervention stage of the project. Students in this course must work on the findings, discussion, and conclusions in their preparation for the write-up in the final course the following semester. 

Miércoles, 02 Mayo 2018 16:54

Research Methods

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This course is an introduction to the most common approaches used in EFL/ESL research, including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods designs. We will pay attention to various designs including but not limited to action research, narrative inquiry, case study, to provide teachers with tools to investigate issues in their context and community. This course will cover topics such as research paradigms, research designs, research problems, research questions, the role of the literature review, and methodological designs. By the end of this course, students are expected to consolidate their research proposal for their final thesis. 

Miércoles, 25 Abril 2018 19:09

Introduction to Research and Academic Practices

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This course seeks to enable students to develop their ability to critically evaluate academic articles and papers, including research studies, in the field of English language teaching. It centers on ways of evaluating the researchability of specific questions, the relevance of research rationales and research methods used for investigation. The course aims to offer participants opportunities to: familiarize themselves with a range of paradigms and designs appropriate for research in English language teaching, find and engage with research literature suitable for graduate studies, critically analyze research into English language teaching and evaluate the viability and effectiveness of research questions and conclusions, and demonstrate an understanding of current research approaches to English language teaching and learning.