Independent Research Project

Role and Purpose
• The project is designed to give you an opportunity to present evidence of scholarship in a field
related to education.

It must demonstrate familiarity with relevant literature, the use of research skills and systematic analysis of evidence.
• It must seek to improve personal knowledge and understanding of professional practices in a defined area associated with education.
• Above all, a research report should present new perspectives on professional knowledge and practices. It should, at minimum, confirm validity of continuing accepted practice of the known, in a contemporary context. At best, investigation should result in progress from the known to the unknown, and it should demonstrate the boldness of original thought, defended by sound debate.