The whole thing changes: Student engagement and inquiry learning
Mount Saint Vincent University
This thesis is based on my experience with teacher research in my classroom. Teacher research aims to find individual and personal meaning within a very specific and local context. In this sense, my goal in engaging in teacher research was to participate in a self-reflective process of observation in my classroom, studying the effects of inquiry-based teaching on student engagement, in the hopes of improving my own practice. The methodology employed was qualitative teacher research. Data was collected over approximately a six-week period throughout a language unit on social justice. The data was collected through a research journal. Thematic analysis of the data revealed several significant themes relating to the importance and impact of inquiry learning as a teaching pedagogy, the importance of valuing student work, student choice, and the use of technology in the classroom.
Student engagement , Teacher research