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The course 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 and choice. 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, and to gather information. Students will experience authentic research through a student-centred and scaffolded inquiry approach. They will research, synthesize and evaluate new knowledge, and make links to theory and ‘best’ classroom & centre practice. This process will contribute to the development of students' teaching philosophies.
*Please note this course is only available to initial teacher education students. To enrol in this course you need to be accepted and enrolled in one of our Initial Teacher Education programmes.
Students completing this course will be able to:identify critical aspects of educational research and Inquiry Learning critically examine and implement ethical considerations when undertaking research in an educational settingunderstand and undertake the following components of an Inquiry based research project on curriculum content knowledge or pedagogical content knowledge: initial investigation and question formulation, project planning, literature review, identification of appropriate data gathering methods and their implementation, data analysis and synthesis of literature with analysed data to reach relevant conclusionsthoroughly document and critically reflect on their research practice with links to relevant theory record and present their findings to an appropriate audience in a suitable format as negotiated with their lecturer contribute critically to their own and peer’s research ideas through regular participation in lectures and mentor sessions
A minimum of 90 points from 200 level BTchLn (Early Childhood) or BTchLn (Primary) courses, including TEPI and TEPP courses.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
• Distance students are encouraged to join course lectures and workshops ‘live’ via Zoom (link available in the course LEARN site), as per the Course Programme 2023 (also available in LEARN). Or, to at least view each lecture or workshop recording within the same week of the Course Programme 2023. Christchurch-based students are welcome to attend classes in person.• Distance students are required to be available to participate in the ‘TECP318 Conference’ on Thursday 2nd November, 9am-2.30pm, via Zoom. Christchurch-based students are encouraged to attend this conference in person.
There are clear timeline expectations for two key inquiry stages, in order to assist in meeting the due date for Assessment Two.• Data gathering completed by Friday, 13th October• Data analysis completed by Friday, 20th October
Domestic fee $821.00
International fee $3,750.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 70
For further information see
School of Teacher Education