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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?

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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