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Teacher Inquiry and Scholarship EMT698

EMT698 is the capstone unit. This unit draws together all of your program learning and should be studied in your final Semester 2 of your Master of Teaching. When enrolling in this unit; please ensure that you have either enrolled in or successfully completed all other requirements for Year 2; Semester 2 study.


This capstone unit provides an opportunity for you to conceptualise an independent project of scholarly inquiry that enables you to bridge your academic study with your professional career. You will critically reflect on knowledge and experiences covered in your degree and identify outstanding areas of need that are required before graduation and entry into the profession. You will generate a subject of inquiry by locating a wondering and apply scholarly skills to systematically investigate, analyse and evaluate the academic literature in relation to your subject of inquiry. Through preparation of a research proposal, you will demonstrate that you can conceptualise and plan an independent, inquiry based research project that integrates theoretical issues and practical considerations. You will show capacity for independent and self-directed learning and an ability to participate with, support and engage with your peers.


Unit name Teacher Inquiry and Scholarship
Unit code EMT698
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor David Moltow
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Summer school Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Summer school 2/1/2024 15/1/2024 30/1/2024 25/2/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • identify a subject of teacher inquiry that will contribute to the improvement of student learning through refection on your studies so far.
  • apply scholarly skills to systematically investigate, critically analyse and evaluate the academic literature in relation to your subject of inquiry.
  • develop a proposal for a systematic inquiry based project that will improve practice and enhance student learning.
  • engage with colleagues/peers to create a professional learning community to develop an inquiry stance.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070103 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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