The name of the professional：Global Citizenship Education
Three research questions in my proposal：
- What are the benefits of learning a foreign language ?
- In what ways does speaking foreign language promote students understanding global citizenship?
- 3. Is it necessary to speak a foreign language to be a global citizen?
As for the three research questions, the professor provided relevant content for reference：
- Benefits – what does this mean? Benefit who ? benefit society?
Learning a foreign language – who? Age? Where?
Promote – encourage ? enhance?
- Understanding of global citizenship- what does global citizenship mean? Does it mean different things in different societies – the west? China?
- Necessary – is it key? Vital? Essential?
LINKING foreign langaguage skill to being global citizen – question is that necessary – needed- essential – key – vital.
Funnel – start big/wide –
Then focus in on your study – linking langage and global cit.
Reference plan given by the professor in the Literature Review section:
Chapter 2: Literature Review
2.1Intro – what are you including in this chapter – 200 words
2.2 what is global citizenship – what do previous studies say it is – what does the literature say it is
2.3 – what does the literature say is the benefits of learning a second language – start by the general positives – then link it to your research – linking language and global citizenship
2.4. literature that says it is necessary and some that says not – if you can find it.
Left about 2100 – sharing that out
Conclusion – summary of what you have presented and some sentences of how it relates to YOUR project. 200 words
Literature review grading criteria：
|Chapter 2||Context/literature review||21%||2,500|
Chapter 2: Context/literature review
This should outline the findings and/or issues raised by other writings relevant to putting your study in its context. It should also consider any relevant contextual information concerning the context in which the research was conducted. Note the word ‘relevant’; only discuss studies that help your research question(s). Do not just summarise (or list) all the work you know of, for example, language teaching methods. In some cases, you can use the literature survey to help you identify useful research questions. In this case, you end the chapter by listing them.
Mark between 60-69
A good grasp of relevant literature is demonstrated and the literature reviewed is occasionally linked to the rationale for the research conducted, though the relevance of some sections may be unclear. Relevant concepts are explained and some details about relevant previous research are discussed. Literature support is integrated into the overall argument to an extent. A good level of criticality is demonstrated, although there may be occasional lapses.
Mark between 50-59
A fair account of relevant literature is included, although some concepts may be omitted or misrepresented. Details about previous relevant research are included to a limited extent. The link between the literature reviewed and the study conducted are not explicitly stated, and literature support may not be integrated into the overall argument. Some criticality is present, although this may be limited and the literature may be taken at face value.
- Start to think about your methodology section:
Chapter 3: Methodology
This would generally contain the following sections:
- a brief restatement of the research questions and how they are to be addressed;
- a description of your participants (if applicable);
- a description of the method(s) and procedures used for the data collection, including their justification; AND INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF WHETHER AND HOW ETHICAL PROCEDURES WERE FOLLOWED;
- a description of the procedures and processes used to get from the data collected to the findings presented;
- statements about how you have tried to make your data accurate and believable, by overcoming data collection and analysis problems and by reducing bias. That is to say, you must discuss briefly the validation work you have done;
- this chapter must incorporate evidence of reading of methodological literature, through reference to published literature
Mark between 60-69
A research design is described which addresses the research questions. Its adoption is justified, with some discussion of possible alternatives and with reference to the research methods literature. Issues of sampling and sample size are thoughtfully discussed, though comments may not be entirely appropriate for the research method(s) used. The research instruments used are clearly described, and have no major design flaws. Ethical matters are discussed and explanations are provided as to how any ethical issues have been addressed. The research design is implemented satisfactorily. There is some retrospective evaluation of the study. Limitations are acknowledged , but the ways in which possible threats to validity/ credibility and reliability/ dependability have been minimised may be only superficial.
Mark between 50-59
A research design is presented which can go some way to answering the research question(s). Some attempt is made to explain and justify it, and issues of sampling and sample size are discussed, though not in an appropriate manner for the research method(s) used. Some information is presented on the research instruments used. There may be some technical shortcomings in these, and in the conduct of the research. Ethical matters are discussed, but this may be in a routine manner and important nuances may have been overlooked. Any retrospective evaluation of the study is brief and rather superficial. Some limitations are acknowledged, but there may not be any explanations as to how these have been addressed in order to maintain validity/ credibility and reliability/ dependability.