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Dissertation Topics in Education

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam is currently working on a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing.

Education topics for dissertations come in many forms, all of which will culminate in earning the writer a Ph.D. Have a look at this article for a range of examples of dissertations in education.

What Kind of Education Topic Should I Choose?

When considering an area of study for a dissertation, remember how long you will be focusing on this project. Ultimately, it would benefit you to choose something relevant to your career goals in education, whether they be to develop education policy or create more effective instructional practices. The more you care about the material, the more motivated you will be to complete the lengthy research and writing process.

Potential Areas of Study

Take on one of the following topics or use them to generate your own idea for a dissertation. You'll also find links to relevant courses that can be used to further explore an area of interest and inspire your research.

Technology Integration in the Classroom

In today's world, technology is a permanent fixture in the classroom. Both the benefits and drawbacks are readily apparent to educators, and this is one area you can explore in your dissertation. Does technology encourage positive social interaction or does it hinder performance and serve to distract students? Use your stance to demonstrate the most effective teaching solution.

Teaching to Different Learning Styles

How do you adjust your teaching strategies or classroom environment to engage students with different learning styles? Review the many varieties of student learning to determine which one holds the most interest. You could go into a detailed analysis of a particular learning theory and contribute to this field of study with your own observations, or research the most effective instructional tools and techniques for a particular type of learner.

Using Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

How can differentiated instruction be used to accommodate the needs of students with a wide range of abilities? Consider exploring the concepts related to blended learning, skill-based grouping, and tiered instruction to decide which approach demands more investigation. Your dissertation might examine the effects these instructional approaches have on learning among students with various sensory challenges or cognitive functioning delays.

Classroom Management Strategies for Teachers

When is it time to shake things up in the classroom? What importance lies in a daily routine? What can teachers do to prevent bullying? This course on classroom management is full of potential dissertation topics, including approaches to discipline, methods for motivating students, and culturally responsive classroom management techniques.

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