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    Hi I'm half way through my BA primary education course and we now have to decide on a dissertation title and I don't know what to do. I am certain I want it to be English based and have loads of ideas, I just can't decide.
    I am going to Peru to teach in the summer and so it would be interesting to compare the learning of reading of Peruvian children with EAL children in the UK, however, the contexts would not really be comparable so I'm a bit stuck.
    I would love to investigate what makes reading scheme books effective for teaching children to read such as systematic phonics and contextual cues and/ or look at the attitudes of children towards reading schemes, such as whether they enjoyed reading books from reading schemes or whether they were just trying to go through all the books and levels.
    I would also like to investigate children’s transition from the foundation stage to key stage one and their attitudes towards the increased amount of writing.
    The issue of the new phonics test is also interesting, I would like to look at the views of parents, teachers and children of reading pseudo words and the phonics test. Alternatively, I could just look at whether children learning pseudo words is the most effective way to test phonic ability.
    What do you think would be the best idea?
    Sorry for the very long post. Any other ideas would be very much appreciated.
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    Look to see what kind of literature is out there on the stuff that interests you. You need there to be enough to fill the word count.

    Also think about the kind of methodology you'd prefer to use: different demands on time and skill come with qualitative vs quantitative research.
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    (Original post by beautifulbigmacs)
    Look to see what kind of literature is out there on the stuff that interests you. You need there to be enough to fill the word count.

    Also think about the kind of methodology you'd prefer to use: different demands on time and skill come with qualitative vs quantitative research.
    Thank you! The thing is I am interested in loads of things and I could write around 100,000 words on any topic!
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    Have you talked this through with a supervisor? Does the university offer any dissertation topics which interest you?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Have you talked this through with a supervisor? Does the university offer any dissertation topics which interest you?
    We have to think of an idea, then write it on the dissertation form and then once ideas are finalized we are assigned a supervisor. The university does not offer any ideas.
 
 
 
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