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120002 SE MEd 03: SE Applied Research Seminar (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work
Th 20.05. 16:15-17:45 Digital



max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Donnerstag 16:15-17:45
Beginn: 11.03.2021

Thursday 11.03. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 25.03. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 22.04. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 27.05. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 10.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 17.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Thursday 24.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

L2 Language Productions in Educational Contexts

This seminar will provide methods-oriented insights into educational research, focusing on language productions of L2 speakers in educational contexts.

We will focus, both in terms of individual language productions (e.g., short narratives, written assignments) and in the interactive classroom space.
We will consider these language productions from a number of (mostly qualitative) research approaches and methods, including diverse types of discourse analysis, genre analysis, and frameworks related to language descriptions of learners, such as CAF (Complexity-Accuracy-Fluency), critically discussing also Error Analysis.
We will also address means of incorporating the learner in research designs focused on the language products created, such as interviews, questionnaires and observations.

Some general issues of conducting research within an educational framework will be address, including research ethics, researcher bias, research politics.

(Note that this is course is the ‘general’ seminar in the MEd and NOT about providing specific support for your MEd theses. This is addressed in the MA thesis seminar)

Assessment and permitted materials

In order to successfully complete the course, students have to do all of the following:

• Participate actively in class, i.e. regular attendance, completion of online tasks and two short methods assignment tasks during the course (40 points in total)
- Group project and presentation (max. 60 points in total)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance is obligatory (max. 2 absences)
A maximum of 100 points can be achieved.
0-59 = Nicht genügend
60-69= Genügend
70 -79= Befriedigend
80 - 89= Gut
90-100 = Sehr gut

Examination topics

There is no sit-down exam. As indicated above, understanding the rationale and the means of applying research methods, both independently and in connection with a larger research project, is shown through successful completion of tasks

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Studium: MEd 046/507
Code/Modul: MEd 03
Lehrinhalt: 12-4830

Last modified: We 21.04.2021 11:26