Development of professional skills as a teacher and engagement in critical reflection on professional practice by documenting goals, growth, achievement, and professional attributes developed throughout the course of study. Requires students to identify a need in their profession.
Students will critically reflect on their professional practice and identify a need. They will then work with a supervisor to design, conduct, analyse, and write up a professional inquiry project.
|Paper title||Professional Inquiry|
|Teaching period||1st Non standard period (3 March 2023 - 23 February 2024) (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,883.38|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Pre or Corequisite
- EDUC 411 or EDUC 412
- Limited to
- (i)Students outside of the approved programmes, with 54 300-level EDUC points, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education. (ii)The duration of this paper is 12 months (50 weeks)
Paper coordinator: To be confirmed.
- Teaching staff
Various teaching staff are involved depending on the topics being studied by students.
- Teaching Arrangements
This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.
Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
By the end of this paper, students will be able to:
- Identify evidence and arguments for and against practices which they already use, practices they could adopt, and consider implications for their teaching
- Reflect critically upon their approaches to teaching within the context of contemporary research literature and practice
- Use the outcomes of reflection and research to improve their own practices as teachers
- Articulate the personal theories, beliefs and thinking that guide their teaching practices
- Show evidence that they have a willingness and ability to learn and engage in ongoing learning and to appreciate that learning to teach is a lifelong endeavour