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Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.A., M.Ed.

Members

This is an interdisciplinary program. Members of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in other Education programs are eligible to serve as supervisors of students in the CCFI program. Faculty currently associated with the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (as members of the Advisory Committee) include:

Professors

K. Ercikan, B. Haverkamp, C. Leggo.

Associate Professors

C. Ruitenberg, J. Shapka.

Program Overview

Two core courses "Living Inquiry in Learning Communities" and "Theorizing Knowing in Education" are at the theoretical heart of the M.Ed., M.A, and Ph.D. programs. In addition students are introduced to a broad spectrum of research methodologies and ways of (re)presenting research in education. Each year a variety of cross-faculty courses are offered to complement the programs and are also open to students from across the Faculty of Education. In addition CCFI students are encouraged to enrol in courses offered in other departments and faculties which may inform or enrich their work. Opportunities for individual flexibility, collaborative investigations, and a variety of communal experiences are built in to the program. As the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education has no permanent faculty, advisors and course instructors are selected from among members of the Faculty of Education, and occasionally from other faculties.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Ph.D. program requires a master's degree in Education or a related field that demonstrates outstanding potential to undertake research. Applicants must provide a clear rationale for wanting to locate their program in the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education rather than in a department.

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. program combines coursework (doctoral seminars, the two core courses "Living Inquiry in Learning Communities" and "Theorizing Knowing in Education," advanced courses in research methodology and (re)presenting research, and electives) with a research dissertation. This small cross-faculty program is a response to the challenges of the 21st century offering educators dialogical, experiential and proactive spaces that foster intercultural explorations and shared communication.

All doctoral students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.A. program requires a bachelor's degree in Education or a related field. Applicants must provide a rationale for wanting to locate their program in the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education rather than in a Department. In addition to an overall average of B+ or better in all third- and fourth-year courses M.A. students are expected to show evidence of research potential.

Program Requirements

The M.A. program is a thesis/research degree consisting of two core courses "Living Inquiry in Learning Communities" and "Theorizing Knowing in Education;" 6 credits in research methodologies/ways of representing research; elective opportunities (12 credits selected in consultation with an advisor); and a 6-credit thesis.

Master of Education

Admission Requirements

Admission to the M.Ed. program requires a bachelor's degree in Education or a related field. Applicants must provide a rationale for wanting to locate their program in the Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education rather than in a Department.

Program Requirements

The 30-credit M.Ed. program consists of nine courses and a capstone experience: CCFI 590 (Graduating Paper). Students complete two core courses "Living Inquiry in Learning Communities" and "Theorizing Knowing in Education;" 6 credits in research methodologies/ways of representing research; and elective opportunities (15 credits) are selected in consultation with an advisor.

Contact Information

Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education
Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.822.8638
Fax: 604.822.8971
Email: grad.educ@ubc.ca
Web: http://ogpr.educ.ubc.ca/grad/faculty-wide-programs/cfi/

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