Fall 2019 - EDUC 352W D100

Building on Reflective Practice (4)

Class Number: 5800

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Tue, 1:30–5:20 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 252.



Building on the experience of EDUC 252, prospective educators will continue to develop their reflective practice. Various educational issues related to the caring for learners and the creation of learning communities will be explored. Students will spend time in educational settings exploring the importance of connected educational experiences for learners. Students with credit for EDUC 401 or holding a teaching certificate may not take this course for credit Writing.


The course will provide opportunities for prospective teachers to reflect on themselves as practitioners. We will examine practices in teaching, paying particular attention to how our theoretical frameworks, values and beliefs about education and teaching affect learning environments.


  • Further cultivate a critical appreciation for the role of reflective practice in teaching, and connect theory to practice
  • Foster more capacity for reflective inquiry
    • Learn about oneself in context of the situated classroom
    • Develop an awareness of how one’s actions have an effect on the social environment, specifically the classroom situated in British Columbia
  • Provide more opportunities to examine educational dialogue and participate in it
    • Enhance the ability to act with intention in dialogue
    • Develop greater awareness of professional identities and roles in the classroom


  • Reflective Journal 30%
  • Group Presentation 20%
  • Presentation Self-Assessment 10%
  • Reflective Narrative Essay 30%
  • Peer Review of the Essay 6%
  • Active Participation during other Groups' Presentation 4%


There will be no final exam for this course.


Attendance is mandatory as learning largely depends on active participation of all members of the class. Class activities depend on the presence of everyone. Out of respect for each member of the class, coming on time is expected. Attendance and punctuality will be a consideration in the final grade.



Course readings will be listed through CANVAS and will be accessible online through the SFU Library course reserves for EDUC 325.

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