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    Develops students’ skills as critically reflective and researching practitioners. Students propose, conduct, and present research into their developing professional practice; reflecting on their personal and professional philosophy of teaching.

    About this paper

    Paper title Evidence-based Inquiry
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period 1st Non standard period (15 July 2024 - 13 December 2024) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $2,223.25
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Pre or Corequisite
    EDUC 473 or EDUC 475 or EDUC 478
    Limited to

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinator: Susan Sandretto

    Paper Structure

    All students will engage with content on research into professional practice by:

    • Developing a researchable question to inform professional practice
    • Locating your research in the literature
    • Considering the ethics for practitioner research
    • Collecting data and undertaking data analysis
    • Writing ethically and reflexively within their reporting

    Students will also engage with content specific to practitioner research in their sector (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary).


    Set text: Mutch, C. (2013). Doing educational research: A practitioner's guide to getting started (2nd ed.). NZCER Press.

    Readings will be available through e-Reserve. Students will also be expect to source their own literature beyond the assigned 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:

    • Conduct research into their own professional practice in an educational setting
    • Communicate their research findings


    1st Non standard period (15 July 2024 - 13 December 2024)

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-32, 42-45, 47


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Thursday 13:00-14:50 29-32, 42-45, 47
    A2 Friday 10:00-11:50 29, 31-32, 42-45, 47
    A3 Thursday 10:00-11:50 29-32, 42-45, 47
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