This study adopted the principles of action research in order to investigate
the broad problem of those students who experienced learning difficulties
within the core design studies course at a Leicestershire upper school. The
action research approach enabled a closely focused examination of the
problem area in a manner which whilst not externally valid, offered the
maximum value to that particular school. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.