Curriculum Inquiry in Home Economics

EDCP 498 (3.0) Online – Course Outline

(Equivalency: EDCP 495B)


  • Reading Responses and Discussion
  • Completing Assignments in the Inquiry Workbook
  • Collaborative Analysis of a Critical Incident

Module Assignments:

  • Module 2 – Drafting a Research Plan
  • Module 3 – Writing a Home Economics Related Life History/Autobiography
  • Module 4 – Conducting Historical Research
  • Module 5 – Analyzing a Teaching Resource for Home Economics


Culminating inquiry in curriculum and pedagogy for the Home Economics Education Diploma. (UBC Calendar)

This online course is designed as a culminating inquiry in curriculum and pedagogy for Diploma in Education – Home Economics Education students. It may also be of interest to current Home Economics Teacher Education and Home Economics Education Master students.

The goal of this online course is to provide opportunities for teachers to explore various methods of curriculum inquiry for the ways they can assist us in understanding and improving our professional practice as home economics educators.


  • To encourage teachers to use various modes of inquiry as part of reflective practice and teacher professional development.
  • To use action research, narrative inquiry, historical inquiry and curriculum analysis to gain a better understanding of curriculum and pedagogy in home economics education.


The course is divided into six modules or units with each unit having an introduction, readings and assignments. Students will participate in weekly discussions and group work. Students are expected to come online two to three times per week and put in the same amount of time commitment as for an on-campus course.  Discussion questions are organized in an inquiry workbook format.

This course will be offered online on Canvas –

1 Setting the Context (2 weeks)
2 Teaching in an Inquiry Mode (2 weeks)
3 Narrative Inquiry – Examining Our Stories (3 weeks)
4 Introduction to Historical Inquiry – How the Past Influences the Present (3 weeks)
5 Curriculum Analysis – What Values and Beliefs Underpin Contemporary Curriculum Documents (2 weeks)
6 Final Reflections (1 week)


Course readings are available through Library Course reserves two weeks before the course start date.

There is no textbook required.


This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.


Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to


Telephone: 604.822.2013, or toll-free in North America: 1.888.492.1122

Latest Revision on: December 20, 2017