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ERIC Number: ED568923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Developing Research Capacity through Professional Training
Jacobs, Lynette
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (13th, Sofia, Bulgaria, Jun 10-13, 2015)
This paper reports on a planned, professional, postgraduate diploma that aims to develop educators and education officials professionally towards policy making and at the same time bring about transformation in the students' work environment. In order to focus particularly on this aim and also to instil reflexive practices, we will focus on two empowering approaches, namely action research and appreciative enquiry, in addition to the generic research topics that have always been included in previous post-graduate research training in the Faculty of Education. Research at various levels is required throughout any policy process, and thus we planned to infuse the coursework with tasks in which students will need to use and further develop a variety of research skills. The students' ability to use the skills and knowledge that they acquired in the programme, in their own work contexts towards change will be assessed by means of a capstone research project. [For the complete Volume 13, Number 1 proceedings, see ED568595.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa