Fall 2023 - EDUC 904 G031

Fieldwork III (5)

Class Number: 4174

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA




This course is restricted to students in a Community MEd cohort program

Meeting Dates:

Sept 8/9 & 22/23

October 20/21

Nov 3/4 & 24/25

Meeting Times:

Fridays: 4:30-9:00 pm

Saturdays: 8:30-4:00 pm

Meeting Location:

VCC BWY B 2209 except Nov 3, 4 in BWY A3664


- To critically discuss curriculum and instruction issues in higher education, such as diversity, equity, inclusion, innovation, and quality assurance

- To introduce action research design for higher education issues, such as identifying a research problem or question, reviewing relevant literature, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting findings

- To integrate previous learning in Masters cohort with personal educational practice, such as reflecting on one's own assumptions, values, and beliefs about teaching and learning

- To design and conduct a small action research project in an educational setting of choice, such as a classroom, a department, or a program

This course is scheduled at the end of the two-year M.Ed. program. It provides a platform for students to apply their knowledge and skills in action research to address a specific problem or question in their educational context. The course will involve lectures, discussions, workshops, presentations, and peer feedback. Students are expected to actively participate in all course activities and complete all assignments on time.


  • Participation 20%
  • Midterm 30%
  • Final Project 50%



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


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)


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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 website 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.

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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.