This study was to investigate on the main reasons for the group’s interest in this degree.
This report has been written to uncover the main reasons for the group’s interest in the degree and their knowledge, personal qualities and in particular, skills that the group felt they brought to the degree programme.
Secondly, this report also emphasizes on the different ways the members used to cope with the time needed to study the course. This is because, different members from the group have different commitments and the hours of work are different.
Furthermore, this report was also performed to survey on the time demanding to study the course the members chose and it also states upon how the group spends their time during the week and if there is any anticipated changes. Last but not the least, to get an idea upon the group’s positive key points and anxieties about at the start of the programme and also to demonstrate the methods used by each member of the group to solve any anxieties caused at the start of the course.
The objectives of this report are to identify the reasons for the choice of the members of the group to do the course.
Secondly, this report also identifies the knowledge, personal qualities and in particular, skills that the group felt they brought to the degree programme.
Moreover, this report also includes the time demands on the group, how the group spends its time during the week and any anticipated changes and at last what the group felt positive or anxious about at the start of the programme and how group members will address any anxieties.
A questionnaire consisted of open ended questions were sent by electronic mail to 5 members of the group discussion. The questionnaire was designed for the members to define their interests towards the course chosen. These members of the group were allocated to me by the UEL/ICS on Monday 4th April 2011.The deadline for the response was due on the 8th April 2011.Open ended question were chosen for this research to the fact that they are very useful in getting people to talk in their own words and they allow them to express more differently.
The statistics were analysed by collecting data from the questionnaire returned by the members. Among these 5 members, only 2 of the members had responded to the questionnaire.
The significance of this report was that all the members of the group had rather the same reasons of choosing the specific courses, that is, to further their career in teaching.
But the reasons of their time demands and their anxieties towards their course were different and the method they used to tackle it was unparallel as well.
Each member of the group has different opinions towards their knowledge, personal qualities and in particular, skills that they felt they brought to the degree programme.
The main conclusion that can be drawn is that the course chosen by the members of the group discussion leads us towards only one reason, which is, to further the career in teaching. Secondly, whatever the ways used to tackle the problems cropped up in the course or any changes anticipated towards the course, it can be concluded that the time demand to study the course is the same for all the members. Given the fact that I have been able to do the discussion only with two of the members of the group, therefore conclusions have been based upon the information given by the two members.
To my opinion, I think, it would have been better if the other three members in the group would have been active as well. The result of my report would have been more specific and elaborate.
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