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Course Overview

This course emphasises the role of Action Inquiry in a professional’s toolbox. Students will examine the differences between Action Inquiry and other types of research. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Off-site Sustained Study No
  • Dr Rachel Shanks

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Teacher Training (TT) or BA Professional Development
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ED302D Action Inquiry (Passed)
  • ED3088 Professional Development 3 (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The Action Inquiry course provides an opportunity to develop a knowledge of research methods, data collection and analysis techniques particularly suited to a small scale Action Inquiry project. It also encourages consideration of a small project that can be done in a professional context and the development of a draft proposal and ethical approval form in order to conduct the project in the Professional Project 3 course which follows.

Further Information & Notes

To undertake this course participants must be employed in a relevant professional context. Voluntary work is acceptable.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: In order to meet the assessment requirements for this course students are required to submit a proposal for  a small action research project and an ethical approval form (100%).

Resit: Re-submission of in-course assignment and examination.

Formative Assessment




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