Inquiry EDUC 450 | EDUC 451 | EDUC 452
These courses are offered to all teacher candidates.
EDUC 450 – Inquiry Seminar I
Inquiry Seminar I is designed to engender:
- an understanding of teaching as a moral and intellectual activity requiring inquiry, judgement and engagement with multiple others—students, parents, colleagues, scholarly community.
- an appreciation of the importance of research in understanding curriculum, teaching and learning.
- a desire to engage in one’s own educational inquiries—to become students of teaching.
EDUC 451 – Inquiry Seminar II
Inquiry Seminar II is designed to provide opportunities to
- engage in teacher inquiry around a theme, a particular curriculum emphasis or an educational issue of one’s choosing.
- demonstrate understandings acquired during course work and develop deeper understandings of a particular area of educational study.
- begin to make links between one’s inquiry topic and one’s practice as a beginning teacher.
EDUC 452 – Inquiry Seminar III
Inquiry Seminar III is designed to provide opportunities to reflect upon and represent one’s learning experiences (in the teacher education program) in light of a critical engagement with what it means to be a professional and to be engaged in a profession. This includes revisiting one’s inquiry question/s in a post-practicum and pre-career space: where is the inquiry process now? has the question shifted? what questions have emerged?
The sharing of this reflective process allows one to demonstrate:
- a growing awareness of commitments and responsibilities to the profession, self and others
- a developing ability to engage thoughtfully in practice, to raise critical questions and wonder ‘out loud’ about an individual and collective professional future.