As a requirement for the completion of the Presbyterian Women’s College of Education, students are
required to undertake an action research on a subject in the basic school classroom, which is considered
novel, and requires extensive discussion and analysis of teaching and learning. The preparation of the
thesis is supervised by a thesis adviser assigned to the student who is a Tutor.
In view of this, students who are on teaching practice are expected to use a wide variety of evaluative,
investigative, and analytical research methods designed to diagnose problems or weaknesses—whether organizational,
academic, or instructional—and help educators develop practical solutions to address them quickly and efficiently.
The action research areas for PWCE include; Language and Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Education, ICT4D and
other issues related to teaching and learning.
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