Spring 2018 - EDUC 840 G031

Graduate Seminar

Class Number: 12903

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sa 8:30 AM – 4:50 PM
    Location: TBA



Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


This course is restricted to students in an EdD or PhD program in the Faculty of Education.  
Meeting Dates: Saturdays, Dates TBD (enrolled students will be consulted)
Times: 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Location: Surrey Campus, Room TBD

Many students in the EdD program have successfully completed their foundational work and are progressing through the complex process of thesis writing and consultations with their supervisors and committee members. Some have completed or in the process of completing data collection, have completed (or near to completing) drafts of their thesis chapters, and require time and space to complete, edit and polish their manuscripts. This course is designed to provide, in a supportive community of practice (classroom) setting, additional and practical engagements for thesis writing for students in EdD programs. Such engagements and supports are to complement the mentorship and related supports currently being provided by the EdD students’ senior supervisors.  

In-class work will be based upon the specific needs of the course participants, and may include: (1) intensive writing time, (2) models and exemplars, (3) peer review, (4) direct instruction by resource persons (e.g. thesis language and format, organizing/composing the literature review, use of APA, the nature of and purpose of theoretical frameworks, describing and justifying methodologies, reporting findings, conclusions and implications, and micro/macro editing), and (5) hearing experiences of recent graduates with thesis writing.  

The course will consist of approximately 39 hours of in-classroom work. Class dates and times listed above are provisional only for the purpose of room reservation. Actual dates and times will be established in consultation with course participants.

Outside of the class, course participants will continue working on their thesis following individual work plans prepared in consultation with the instructor.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html