Fall 2021 - EDUC 904 G032

Fieldwork III (5)

Class Number: 5169

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA




Meeting Dates:
Sept  24, 25*
Oct 15, 16 & 29, 30
Nov 19, 20 
Dec 3, 4 

Meeting Times:
Fridays  - 5 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturdays – 9 am to 4 pm

Meeting Location:
VCC Broadway campus, Room #BWY B 2209 (*Saturday, Septembet 25th will meet in B 2228).


The aim of this course is to provide a platform for comprehensive and critical discussion of the issues of curriculum and instruction in the experience of students working in the field of higher education.

This course introduces the design of action research for students with a particular focus on issues of higher education. Scheduled at the end of the two-year M.Ed. program, it aims to integrate previous learning in Masters cohort with students’ understanding of their own educational practice. As a central part of the course, each student will design and carry out a small action research project in an educational setting of their choosing.


  • Participation in an online and in-class discussion 20%
  • Midterm presentation 30%
  • Final project/paper 50%


More details about your assignments will be discussed in class.



Craft of Research (2008) (3rd Edition) Booth, Wayne C. Colomb, Gregory G. Williams, Joseph M. University of Chicago Press ISBN-10: 0226065669 | ISBN-13: 978-0226065663 (available also as e-book via SFU library)
ISBN: 0226065669

ISBN: 978-0226065663


Additional Texts: Educational Action Research Journal (http://www.tandfonline.com.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/loi/reac20)

Additional Texts: Canadian Journal of Action Research (http://cjar.nipissingu.ca/index.php/cjar)

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.