Fall 2019 - EDUC 445 C100
Legal Context of Teaching (4)
Class Number: 5843
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Oct 8, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
Dec 4, 2019
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
Designed to provide education students, teachers, counsellors and school administrators with a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues and potential legal liabilities encountered in the BC public school system. Special attention is devoted to the legal dimensions and consequences of routine classroom and administrative activity. Topics include: sexual abuse by school board employees; negligence and supervision; private lifestyles and community standards; discipline and corporal punishment; sexual harassment in the workplace; responsibility for curriculum fulfillment; liability outside school hours; and the AIDS controversy.
- Blackboard Collaborate Discussion Sessions 25%
- Individual Project 20%
- Group Discussions 0%
- Mid-term Exam 25%
- Final Exam 30%
Ethics and Law for Teachers (2nd ed., 2015), Crook & Truscott.
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
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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.
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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
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS