Summer 2019 - EDUC 412W E100

Designs for Learning: Secondary Language Arts (4)

Class Number: 5168

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    SUR 3200, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.



Focuses on teaching secondary school language arts and addresses aspects of the theory and practice of language arts education. Students examine their own thinking about language arts education through critical reflection, work with the prescribed curriculum, and explore various ways to develop engaging learning experiences for young adults within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Writing.


This course will combine an examination of theoretical issues in the teaching of secondary language arts with practical considerations and strategies for developing a rich and stimulating language arts program, whose goals include the enrichment of the verbal imagination; the fostering of abilities in reading, writing, speaking, viewing and listening so that students learn to organize and reflect on their thinking; and the initiating of students into possible worlds that may enlarge self-understanding in a positive and ethical manner.


  • Two Response Papers 30%
  • Group Presentation 30%
  • Mini Unit Plan for Secondary Language Arts 30%
  • Active Participation 10%



Shakespeare, William. King Lear. 3rd ed. Cambridge School Shakespeare Series. (Elspeth Bain and Vicki Wienand, Eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2015.

NOTE: Please purchase this edition even if you already have other versions of King Lear.
ISBN: 9781107615380

Fleming, Mike and Stevens, David. English Teaching in the Secondary School: Linking Theory and Practice. 4th Ed. Routledge, 2015.
ISBN: 9781138780958

Registrar Notes:

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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.