Fall 2019 - EDUC 326 C100

Creating Positive Learning Communities (3)

Class Number: 9412

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 4, 2019
    Wed, 11:55–11:55 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    One of EDUC 100, 220, 230, or 240; or EDUC 401/402, or corequisite EDUC 403.



Prepares student teachers to design positive learning environments in K-12 classrooms. The focus will be on practical approaches to creating a space in which students and teachers can work successfully together toward common goals.


The main goal of this course is to enable you to design positive classroom experiences where you and your students can engage in meaningful work together. To assure that you meet this goal: The course design shows you how to create meaningful and respectful relationships with students. The course also demonstrates the importance of doing worthy work together: work that is worthy of the people doing it and that can be accomplished successfully in the time frame available. The course illustrates specific ways you can create a classroom that is a safe and comfortable space in which students and teachers with common goals can work successfully together. The course introduces you to four models of classroom management, with an emphasis on the constructivist model.


  • Assignment 1 (Unit 1) 10%
  • Assignment 2 (Unit 2) 10%
  • Assignment 3 (Unit 3) 10%
  • Progressive Log Tasks 15%
  • Peer Interaction Tasks 15%
  • Portfolio 25%
  • Online Take-Home Final Exam 15%


Please refer to Canvas for take-home exam dates/times.



A Teacher's Guide To Cognitive Type Theory & Learning Style (1st Custom Course Pack edition, 2006), Mamchur
ISBN: 9780840070883

Centre for Online and Distance Education Notes:

All  courses are delivered through Canvas unless noted otherwise on the course outline.

Required Readings listed on the course outlines are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase at the SFU Bookstore on the Burnaby campus or online through the Bookstore's website.

All CODE courses have an Additional Course Fee of $40

Exams are scheduled to be written on the SFU Burnaby campus at the noted time and date (unless noted as a take-home exam). 
If your course has a take-home exam, please refer to Canvas for further details. 

Students are responsible for following all Exam Policies and Procedures (e.g., missing an exam due to illness).

This course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change. Please check your course details in your online delivery method, such as Canvas.

*Important Note for U.S. citizens: As per the U.S. Department of Education, programs offered in whole or in part through telecommunications, otherwise known as distance education or correspondence are ineligible for Federal Direct Loans. This also includes scenarios where students who take distance education courses outside of their loan period and pay for them with their own funding, and attempt to apply for future Federal Direct Loans. 

For more information about US Direct Loans please visit and to read our FAQ on distance education courses, please go here: http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/international/us-loans/federal-direct-loan.html


Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/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