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The course is requires the students to integrate and consolidate the knowledge from their programme of study while also deepening and extending their professional knowledge and skills in one area of interest. In this 300 level optional course students will undertake an Inquiry based research project. They will be expected to work within the education community to identify and investigate an education related issue or topic of interest. Students will experience authentic research through Inquiry where they will share ideas, record links to theory and to best classroom & centre practice. It will also continue to contribute to the development of students' teaching philosophies. Using an Inquiry based approach to research and issue or topic students will be introduced to education research and Inquiry Learning. There is also opportunity for a limited number of students to conduct a more direct personal inquiry involving special projects such as: A comparative investigation during a visit to the UC College of Education's sister institution, Sonoda Women's University, Amagasaki, Japan. Students taking this option are eligible to apply for a scholarship administered by Hyogo University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (HUMAP)
Students must have completed a minimum of 90 credits from the Year 2 Schedule including both Year 2 Professional Practice and Professional Inquiry courses