DISSERTATION - 2021/2
Module code: ELAM020
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module allows students to specialise in an aspect of the programme which is of particular interest to them by writing a dissertation based on thorough research on a specific TESOL issue. Successful completion of the module requires close collaboration with a supervisor and good planning and organisation skills.
School of Literature and Languages
BOND Anita (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 60
ECTS Credits: 30
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: X220
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 600
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- research on a well-specified question related to TESOL drawing on relevant literature;
- the integration of empirical work, case studies and theory from the area of TESOL
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||PROJECT (INDIVIDUAL DISSERTATION: 12,000-14,000 WORDS)||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- the ability to compose a 12,000-14,000 word dissertation (excluding abstract, references and appendices)
- insight into, reflection on and critical engagement with concepts related to TESOL which are of particular interest or relevance
- the ability to work independently on an extended piece of work in a sustained way with guidance
- research skills developed to a level of complexity and sophistication commensurate with masters level descriptors
- the ability to plan and manage larger projects over a period of time to meet deadlines and quality expectations
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- a 12,000 – 14,000 word dissertation (excluding abstract, references and appendices.)
Students will submit a proposal, a timeline and a draft literature review and will receive formative feedback on them.
Additional feedback will be provided through meetings and/or communications with the supervisor.
- Allow students to work on a topic independently in depth, with appropriate guidance
- Provide the opportunity for students to specialise in an aspect of the taught programme which is of particular interest
- Synthesise the skills and knowledge which students have acquired during the academic year.
|001||Compose a 12,000 – 14,000 word dissertation (excluding references)||CPT|
|002||Demonstrate insight into, reflect on and critically engage with concepts related to TESOL which are of particular interest or relevance||KCP|
|003||Work independently on an extended piece of work in a sustained way with guidance||KCPT|
|004||Demonstrate research skills developed to a level of complexity and sophistication commensurate with masters level descriptors||KCT|
|005||Plan and manage larger projects over a period of time to meet deadlines and quality expectations||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Enable students to formulate appropriate research questions
- Facilitate the selection of appropriate investigative tools to conduct research into an area of enquiry within the field of TESOL
- Enable students to carry out a research project of significant complexity, analyse the results and present the findings in a 12,000-14,000 word dissertation
The learning and teaching methods include:
- communication with programme leader to discuss possible topics
- individual consultation and discussion with the programme leader and/or individual supervisors
- independent research
- regular meetings to discuss progress
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: ELAM020
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.