Current Courses

Program and Course Development

2016-2017

Development of a new French cohort for the PhD in Languages, cultures and literacy cohort proposal in collaboration with French colleagues (Drs. Danièle Moore, Cécile Sabatier, Geneviève Brisson and Hélène Lalancette), proposal approved by Graduate Programs in December 2017.

2014-2015

Development of Program Learning Goals for the three French FoE graduate programs (EdD, MEd online, MA/MEd) in consultation with French colleagues (Drs. Marianne Jacquet, Danièle Moore, and Cécile Sabatier).

Preparation of New MEd Cohort Proposal for a French Community program in collaboration with Danielle Arcand, Associate Director of the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs and in consultation with French colleagues (Drs. Marianne Jacquet, Danièle Moore, and Cécile Sabatier).

Revision and re-development of the Languages, Cultures and Literacies doctoral program (approved by Faculty and Senate in February 2015) in collaboration with Dr. Suzanne Smythe and in consultation with colleagues who teach in the program (Drs. Danièle Moore, Huamei Han, Roumiana Ilieva, Steve Marshall, Cécile Sabatier, Kelleen Toohey).

2008–2009

French graduate programs, transformation of off-campus master’s program to synchronous and asynchronous online format.  Development of asynchronous courses (EDUC 864 and EDUC 823) as part of a partnership with Le consortium des établissements universitaires de l’Ouest canadien (SFU, le Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface, l’Institut français de l’Université de Régina, le Campus Saint-Jean de l’Université de l’Alberta) aiming at providing greater course options in French for graduate education students.

2005–2005, 2007

Program Coordinator, French graduate programs

2006–2007

Participant, planning meetings to determine Simon Fraser University’s contribution to the creation of joint French graduate programs, consortium organized by the Deans of education from western provinces.

2005–2006

Member, committee to develop an EdD program in Educational Leadership in French, new initiative of the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs Education initiatives, program start January 2007.

2005

Member, committee to develop guideline documents for portfolio assessment in the French master’s programs.

2004

In collaboration with D. Arcand and M. Ling developed a new off-campus master’s cohort program in French, new initiative of the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs Education initiatives, program began in September 2004 in Victoria.

2002–2006

Team member, Multicultural Perspectives in Higher Education, a 4-year trilateral partnership to help graduate students in North America develop professional skills that include a multicultural framework for teaching educational methodologies, McGill (Canadian lead), Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, University of California LA (US lead), Arizona State University, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Mexican lead), and Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, funded by the governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico, through the Program for North American Mobility in Higher Education, $190,168.

2002–2003

Chaired cross-program meetings in the Faculty of Education (Undergraduate Programs, Graduate Programs, Field Programs, Professional Development Program) to develop a proposal for new Faculty of Education program initiatives in French education under the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (see Service to SFU).

1996–1998

In partnership with the Surrey School District, developed the Languages in Urban Classrooms - Surrey Intermediate Module in the Professional Development Program. A cohort of elementary generalists grouped in Surrey schools for their practicums with a focus on French as a second language instruction.

1996

Developed and taught the first video-conferencing course offered in the Faculty of Education, EDUC 472, Language Arts (L’art du langage) at two sites simultaneously (Burnaby, BC, &, Kamloops, BC). Provided students with Web page support to correspond and engage in online responses to course readings.

Developed and taught EDUC 826 Reading Process (La lecture en langue seconde) as a Web-based course. This class was twinned with an equivalent graduate seminar at l’Université de Montréal. A Web page enabled students in both institutions to collaborate on projects and respond to joint course readings. Instructor evaluations and student responses to this course formed the basis of a publication (Armand, Dagenais, & Ambassa, l996).

1994–1997

Collaborated with A. Obadia to develop an on-campus French master’s cohort program in Curriculum and Instruction.

Past Courses

EDUC 925 Critical Literacies in Multilingual Contexts, Languages, Cultures and Literacies Languages PhD Program, instruction in English. (2012, 2013, 2016)  

EDUC 926 Ethnographic and Multimodal Approaches to Educational Research, Languages, Cultures and Literacies PhD Program, instruction in English. (2016)

EDUC 928 Critical and Sociocultural Approaches to Educational Research, Languages, Cultures and Literacies PhD Program, instruction in English. (2012, 2013)

EDUC 964 Perspective historique sur les théories des organisations et de l’éducation, Graduate Programs, instruction in French. (2007, 2011, 2016)

EDUC 950 Pratiques de recherche en éducation, Graduate Programs, instruction in French. (2008)

EDUC 902 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Contemporary Educational Theory, Graduate Programs, instruction in English. (2003)

EDUC 823 Littératie et diversité linguistique, Graduate Programs, instruction in French. (1998, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)

EDUC 864 Pratiques de recherche en éducation, Graduate Programs, instruction in French. (1996 to 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013 to 2015)

EDUC 811 Études de recherches appliquées, Graduate Programs, instruction in French. (2003, 2007, 2008)

EDUC 819 Étude des interactions de classe, Graduate Programs, instruction in French. (1999, 2004)

EDUC 826 La lecture en langue seconde, Graduate Programs, instruction in French. (1994 to 1996)

EDUC 705 Directed Readings, Graduate Programs, instruction in French or English. (1994 to 2004, 2007 to 2010, 2012)

EDUC 480 French as a Second Language/Français langue seconde, Undergraduate Programs, instruction in French or English. (1993 to 2001, 2005, 2010)

EDUC 472 Language Arts/l’Art du langage, Undergraduate Programs, instruction in French or English. (1993 to 1998)

EDUC 473 Didactique de la lecture, Undergraduate Programs, instruction in French. (1993 to l996)

EDUC 402 Theory and Practice of Teaching, Professional Development Program. French Module, instruction in French. (1993 to 2000, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2015)

EDUC 402 Theory and Practice of Teaching, Professional Development Program, International Module, Oaxaca, Mexico, instruction in English. (1999, 2000)

EDUC 486 Special Topics (Institut d’été sur la littératie), Field Programs, instruction in French. (2001)

EDUC 486 Special Topics (Institut d’été sur l’enseignement en français), Field Programs, instruction in French. (2003)

EDUC 486 Special Topics (L’approche expérientielle et l’enseignement des langues), Field Programs, instruction in French. (1997 to 1999)

EDUC 490 Directed Studies, Undergraduate Programs, instruction in French or English. (2004, 2010)

EDUC 380 Introduction à l’enseignement du Français en Colombie-Britannique, Undergraduate Programs, instruction in French. (2011, 2014)

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