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Theoretical Frameworks and Research in Adult Education - TFRAEDH

Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Unit 1: (a) Metatheoretical perspectives that influence educational discourse in adult education (for example Logical Empiricism, Critical Rationalism, Critical Theory, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Systems Theory, Postmodernism, African Philosophy); (b) The influence of metatheoretical perspectives on thematic issues of concern in adult education. Unit 2: (a) Types of research; (b) Sampling; (c) Experimental research; (d) Quasi-experimental research; (e) Surveys; (f) Validity and reliability; (g) Measurement theory and instruments; (h) Methods of data collection; (i) Analytical research; (j) Phenomenological and case study approaches; (k) Ethical considerations; (l) Report writing.