EDUC 462L: Guided Reflective Inquiry Project (GRIP)

July 23 – August 9 (Tuesday to friday) 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.*

Format: Online – asynchronous and synchronous

*July 23 and August 6 will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.


The Guided Reflective Inquiry Project (GRIP) is a project-based and learner-centered project that allows students to extend their acquired knowledge of educational theory and practice by investigating an educational issue or question that develops from course studies, readings, or field experiences. The GRIP provides an opportunity for students to further examine the foundation and structure of their own educational knowledge and beliefs (including their developing personal professional practice), within the larger context of educational theory, research, and best practice.  Additionally, the GRIP sets the stage for independent and ongoing professional development, and models education as a profession that demands commitment to research inquiry and to life-long learning.

By completing the GRIP assignment students will:

  • Synthesize and construct knowledge
  • Reflect upon their personal practice as teachers
  • Engage in independent inquiry
  • Develop expertise as they learn more about a topic or issue
  • Further develop their research skills
  • Design and develop presentation materials
  • Gain experience in peer presentation
  • Enhance their professional portfolio with a record of independent project work.

Dr. Catherine Broom

Dr. Catherine Broom is an Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan whose work explores the nature and methods of teaching citizenship.  She is currently carrying out a national survey that invites Canadians to share their ideas of citizenship and their hopes and dreams for Canada.

To register for courses, please visit the Student Service Centre (SSC).

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Service Centre (SSC).

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Service Centre (SSC). You must have 2021 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

To register for a course, you will first need to submit an online application via Education Planner BC portal

  • Sign up for your EducationPlannerBC Account and follow the instructions to complete your applicant profile.
  • Select University of British Columbia as the institution you want to apply to
  • Select the upcoming Winter Session: September – December
  • Select “Access Studies”
  • Under “Access Studies” section, indicate that your program of interest is the Okanagan School of Education’s Summer Institute in Education Summer Session May – August.
  • Once all necessary fields are filled in, click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.
  • You will be prompted to review your EPBC application and pay an application fee.

Once you have paid the application fee, email nondegree.ok@ubc.ca if you want UBC to process it quicker. If not, it will take three to five business days for UBC to admit you.

Please contact sie.education@ubc.ca with your UBC student number and courses of interest.