”Another primary reason for going project over thesis was the opportunity for creativity. There is more room for freedom of expression and in the end, the process of completion was simpler.”For me, knowing that I am returning to work in the public education sector, preparing a curriculum unit that will support student success and address the achievement gap just makes sense!
The thought of sharing my project with colleagues and influencing their teaching practice pertaining to vocabulary instruction is highly motivating. Creating a unit that uses evidence based instructional strategies will impact student performance.
I don’t necessarily think that choosing the project route cuts you off from doing a Ph D but I think it might be more of a barrier.
In doing a project you’d have to work against more barriers, whereas doing a thesis it opens more doors.
I’m building on my previous masters program in which I did a project.
I have experienced what it’s like to do a project and I know how involved and comprehensive it can be.
I have the following question: I am considering starting a Masters of Education but am having difficulty deciding between a course and thesis-based program.
I have asked numerous colleagues for advice and their opinions vary.
This time I want to enrich and deepen my understanding of the subject and I find the thesis route able to facilitate that.
My decision has been constructed based on the environment here at Queen’s, where I can pursue what I’d like to do, which is diabetes care in schools.