Summer 2019 - EDUC 471 D400
Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice (4)
Class Number: 5188
Delivery Method: In Person
Explorations of curriculum theory and processes of development with applications at different levels and in several subject areas.
To better understand the curriculums they currently participate in, students will explore curriculum theory and curriculum models that have emerged and evolved over time to meet specific socio-cultural and political needs. Over the semester, students will consider curriculum design and current issues impacting on its reform including the role of imagination in education, placebased and inquiry-based pedagogies, critical pedagogies including ecopedagogy and decolonizing pedagogies and the future role of technology in education.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The course is designed to help students meet the following learning objectives:
- To develop an understanding of curriculum development in Canadian contexts
- To develop an understanding of a teacher’s role in locally-significant curriculum development and year-long planning
- To further develop capacity as a reflective practioner
- Weekly Reflective e-Portfolio 30%
- Decolonizing the Curriculum Inquiry Project/Presentation 20%
- Collaborative Planning Map 20%
- Place-based Learning Assignments 30%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Sketchbook/Nature Journal; drawing and colouring tools; camera
Gereluk, D.;Maxwell, B.;Norris, T.;Martin, C. Questioning the classroom: Perspectives on Canadian education. Oxford University Press, 2016.
Selected readings/resources on CANVAS
Leslie, C.W.; Roth, C.E. Keeping a nature journal: discover a whole new way of seeing the world around you. Second Edition. Storey, 2003.
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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. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS