Research and Inquiry

Course code 65100

  Course is not currently open for enrolment

This course introduces formative research skills and methods of data gathering, in light of current assessment approaches and practices, including Māori and Pasifika worlds.

Models of reflective practice are introduced with links to the role of assessment in supporting young children’s learning and development.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Demonstrate library skills including using electronic data bases to access early childhood journals and educational research
  • Identify a range of data gathering methods to plan and provide for young children’s learning and development 
  • Discuss the role of assessment in supporting children’s learning and development 
  • Develop an understanding of praxis and models of reflective practice
  • Discuss current research and literature involving Māori and Pasifika children and their families.


This course is 100% internally assessed

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