Edu 514 Reading List

Action Research and Reflective Practice in Nunavut Education (Design, Implementation, Communication)

ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕐᓗᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᐆᑦᑐᕋᕐᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ (ᐋᖅᑭᓱᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᑦ)

This list of readings has been gathered and curated by Lizzie Iblauk, Nunia Anoee, and Kathy Snow. We have attempted to provide links to content where available. Please note some citations are only available through the UPEI Robertson Library's collection. If you are not current student, staff or faculty, you may not have access to certain material. Please contact Kathy Snow ( or Yolanda Hood ( for inquiries.


Course Description:

ED-5141: Participants design and develop a reflective practice and/or action research project. The course will focus on developing action research and reflective practice approaches leading to the development of a Government of Nunavut approved research project plan (literature review, methodology, and ethics approval), which would be conducted in ED-5142.

ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᒐᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕈᑎᒋᓯᒪᔭᖏᑕ ᐆᑦᑐᕋᕐᓂᖏᖕᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ/ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖓᓄᑦ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᕐᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᓗᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒐᔭᖅᐳᖅ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓗᑎᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓵᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐆᑦᑐᕋᕆᐊᓯᓗᑎᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᒍᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᖏᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓗᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖓᑕ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᓕᐅᕐᓗᓂ (ᓯᓚᑦᑐᓴᕐᕕᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑕᐅᓗᑎᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᓵᒃᓴᖏᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᑦ), ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᒐᔭᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᒐᒃᓴᖅ ED-5142−ᖓᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑎᑦ.


ED-5142: Participants conduct an approved reflective practice and/or action research project. The course will consist of highly individualized online instruction where instructors support participants in the implementation of their research projects through local District Education Authority approvals, intervention implementation, data collection, analysis and academic report writing, with the final dissemination of results conducted in ED-5143.


ED-5143: Participants disseminate and defend the findings from their research project as a means of evaluating their own Educational Leadership.



Parsons, J., Hewson, K., Adrian, L., Day, N. (2013). Engaging in action research. Canada: Brush Education


Nunavut Specific Articles:

Anoee, N., Iblauk, L., & Snow, K. (2020). ED5140: Reflective Practice in Educational Leadership for Nunavut Course Proceedings. In N. Anoee, L. Iblauk, & K. Snow (Ed.), ED514 series: Action Research and Reflective Practice in Nunavut Education (Design, Implementation, Communication). University of Prince Edward Island.

Government of Nunavut. (2018). Research in Nunavut Schools Policy. Government of Nunavut, Department of Education.


General Research Resources:

Chambliss, D.F. and Schutt, R.K. (2003). Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation. London: Sage.

Denscombe, M. (2005). The Good Research Guide for Small-Scale Social Research Projects. Berkshire: Open University Press.

Kirkness, V. J. and R. Barnhardt (2001). First Nations and Higher Education: The Four R's - Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity, Responsibility. Knowledge Across Cultures: A Contribution to Dialogue Among Civilizations. R. Hayoe and J. Pan. Hong Kong, Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong.

Saldana, J. (2013). The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. London: Sage.

Seidman, I. (2006). Interviewing as Qualitative Research: a guide for researchers in Education and the Social Sciences. New York: Teachers College Press.