The MEd Graduating Project (3 credits) is of personal use to the student and considered educationally valuable by an audience of professional peers. It can take the form of:
- A synthesis or critical analysis of some professionally relevant literature
- An exploration of a curriculum-related problem that culminates in a proposal for addressing the problem
- An application of theory to a specific curriculum context
- A critical analysis of existing policies or programs, culminating in a proposal for an innovative program
- A personally relevant creative project that also has educational application and relevance
- The production of multi-media materials to be used in an educational context
- Some other possibility to be discussed with your advisor
Although a formal written paper may be submitted, we also encourage the production of a variety of educational resource materials, exhibitions, journal and magazine articles, multi-media and oral presentations, performances, videos, etc. that can be shared with an audience of educators. A written document that identifies the need for the project, describes its content, and lists source materials, must accompany all non-print submissions. The student is required to register in EDUC 598 (3 credits) at the start of the program and re-register each term in this course until the project is complete.
Note: The Faculty’s Graduate Programs Committee will resolve any concerns over what may or may not qualify as a Graduating Project.
Any research or study conducted at UBC’s Okanagan campus facilities or undertaken by persons connected to the University involving human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the Behavioural Research Ethics Board. Your project may or may not require you to apply, it is important that you speak with your Graduate Supervisor to see if it is necessary.
Review the Tips for a Successful BREB Application to help you succeed.
Researchers will be able to access ethics applications through the Researcher Information Services (RISe) website.