Module Catalogues

Practice-based Inquiry in Education

Module Title Practice-based Inquiry in Education
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2024/25
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

The aims of the module help course participants reflect on their personal education practitioner values, theories, beliefs and philosophies, and how these tenets and axioms significantly influence practitioners’ decision-making process. This module prepares the course participants to carry out a practice-based research approach, and work towards viable solutions to maintain high quality of learning. The approach promotes practitioners’ independence in the problem-solving process. Moreover, the ultimate goal of this module is to tread a path to continuing professional development.

Learning outcomes

A Demonstrate understanding of key concepts in practice-based inquiry carried out by education practitioners for education practitioners and their stakeholders, in application to an educational context. B Demonstrate understanding of key concepts in reflection in application to the education practitioner. C Examine the challenges in the professional context and evaluate the possible solutions on the basis of data obtained through peer-and self-observation, and reflection. D Conduct and disseminate an action research project to other education practitioners.

Method of teaching and learning

The module is comprised of lectures, tutorials, and the fieldwork for (exploratory) action research. A two-hour lecture will be delivered weekly on campus. A minimum of 24-hour of fieldwork will be required for students to conduct a fast & dirty (exploratory) action research project. Two 30-minute tutorials for this module will be conducted online for each student with the course leader.