Master of Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science (MPBL)

Research methods for educational evaluation

Research methods for educational evaluation

Credit: 5 ECTS

The aim of this course is to support the participants in developing skills in using research methods and instruments in engineering education, emphasizing educational evaluation for quality development.

After completion of this course you should have achieved knowledge and skills enabling you to:

  • Identify clear research objective(s) and formulate clear research questions in relation to objective(s)
  • Discuss and compare quantitative and qualitative research methods and evaluate their relevance in relation to different types of research questions.
  • Formulate a strategy for quality development within own institution.

Content and teaching format

  • Scientific paradigms and research questions
  • Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research
  • Methods and procedures for evaluation.

Quality development for sustainable change

The teaching format is based on self-study, on-line lecturing, sharing of knowledge and experiences facilitating synchronous and asynchronous discussions, on-line workshops, seminars etc.

Exam form

The course is assessed through an internal, oral or written examination and marked according to Pass/Non-pass.

More details about the assessment will be communicated to participants at the start of the course.

For further description of the examination, please see “The Examination Policies and Procedures, Addendum to the Framework Provisions of the Faculty of Engineering and Science”

Outcome

Outcome

Management of change to PBL

After completion of this course you should have achieved knowledge and skills enabling you to:

  • After completion of this course you should have achieved knowledge and skills enabling you to:
  • Discuss and analyse advantages and disadvantages of management models, particularly in relation to active learning
  • Discuss and analyse factors influencing the need for change in educational organisation
  • Discuss the role of faculty development in implementation of institutional change
  • Discuss and reflect on the consequences of change for the main stakeholders in the change process.

Research methods for educational evaluation

After completion of this course you should have achieved knowledge and skills enabling you to:

  • Identify clear research objective(s) and formulate clear research questions in relation to objective(s)
  • Discuss and compare quantitative and qualitative research methods and evaluate their relevance in relation to different types of research questions.
  • Formulate a strategy for quality development within own institution.

Seminars

Seminars

The single courses in 'Management of change to PBL' and 'Research methods for educational evaluation' will take place for three months in fall.

As a participant in just a single semester or a single course you are enrolled together with the Master participants.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • June 1 for semesters and single courses in the autumn/fall semesters
  • December 1 for semesters and single courses in the spring semesters.

Please contact the study secretary to get information about other expenses.

Facts

Research Methods for Educational Evaluation, single course from 3. semester of Master of Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science

duration

  • September 2017 - January 2018

location

  • Online

ECTS

  • 5

tuition fee

  • DKK 8,000 / EUR 1,075 / Non-EU citizens: EUR 1,260

Application deadline

  • June 1, 2017

We reserve the right to cancel the Master's Program as a consequence of an insufficient number of applications or other special circumstances. Furthermore, we reserve the right to change the tuition fee, dates etc.