Summer 2019 - EDUC 100W D200

Selected Questions and Issues in Education (3)

Class Number: 4124

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SUR 3270, Surrey



An introduction to a small but representative sample of basic questions and issues in education. Students will examine questions relating to: the concept or idea of education; learning and the learner; teaching and the teacher; and more generally, the broader contexts of education. This course also introduces students to different ways of exploring educational questions and issues from philosophical and critical analysis, to historical and cross-cultural studies, to empirical research. Cannot be taken for credit by students with credit for 300 and 400 level education courses. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.


This course provides a diverse group of students with opportunities to think about the nature of education, its purpose and value, and how it is manifest in their lives. Through readings, film, discussion and class activities, students will be asked to critically reflect on the nature of education and the learning process and to consider alternative possibilities for the schooling enterprise. Students will reflect on their own educational experiences and their developing interests and aspirations, and to consider the numerous ways that learning occurs formally and informally in their lives.


  • Attendance & Participation 25%
  • Student Group Presentations 25%
  • Reflective Journal 25%
  • Writing Assignment 25%



Course readings will be available online and via Canvas.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site 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.