In this unit students undertake a specialisation Inquiry project of their own choosing in the context of Early Childhood. It must build on the annotated bibliography, Literature review and project design undertaken in the preceding specialisation inquiry project unit. The inquiry may take the form of an action research project, or a research project. It may be presented as a report, a piece of policy, a creative output or a curriculum object or document. Students will demonstrate skills in: analysis, communication, reporting, reflecting, synthesis and creation. An important component of this project will be the leadership capacity and capability demonstrated through the completion of the project.

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ECE3007 - Practice in Partnership 4

ECE4004 - Research Methods in Early Childhood

ECE4007 - Inquiry Project 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Connect concepts of leadership with Early Childhood Education  
  2. Develop an appropriate and valuable inquiry project  
  3. Articulate a deep understanding of an issue relevant in an Early Childhood Education context  
  4. Investigate, analyse and offer solutions to a significant problem/issue/insight in the context of Early Childhood Education  


Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Plan for Inquiry project is presented to peers for feedback 30%
Project Report of Early Childhood research project 70%

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