Summer 2019 - EDUC 830 G031
Implementation of Educational Programs (5)
Class Number: 4631
Delivery Method: In Person
Problems and practices associated with innovation and implementation including the nature of change in the educational context, the roles of teachers, administrators, change agents, and evaluators.
Friday, 4:45 - 8:30 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Weekdays (July) mid afternoon to evening. Saturday July 6th full day. Exact times for these dates will be determined nearer to the start of classes.
May 10, 11, 24, 25
June 7, 8
July 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8
SFU Surrey Campus, 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, BC,
May 10 - 11 Room 5320
May 24 - June 8 Room 5140
July 2 - 8 Room SP 291, which is located above the Surrey Central Brew Pub near the entrance to the mall.
This course explores the multifaceted nature of educational change at multiple levels and for a range of stakeholders. Critical examination of problems and practices associated with implementation of curricular and/or programmatic change will enhance students’ capacity to understand, analyze, and plan for change that they experience as educators. In particular, students will consider particular challenges surrounding implementation of Imaginative Education (IE) at individual, school, and district levels.
This course examines what educational change involves, what promotes it, and what discourages it. Students will consider insights from theory and practice about the nature of educational change processes at the individual, group, and organizational levels and will assess the particular challenges facing IE implementation.
The course does not have an on-line component. Students are required to attend all scheduled classes for the semester.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Students are expected to
- demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the complex nature of educational implementation;
- identify what promotes and what discourages innovation in educational contexts;
- articulate the current state of and factors relating to professional learning in Canada;
- critically and creatively address challenges involved in implementing an IE approach;
- show personal and professional growth in their understanding and application of learning in relation to their professional practice and program experiences;
- propose informed strategies for supporting successful (IE) change initiatives at group/organizational levels.
- On going course engagement/participation (including Individual Creative Process/Change Paper) 40%
- Individual Implementation Project 60%
There is no formal course text/ All readings will be available through the library database or will be provided on CANVAS.
Graduate Studies Notes:
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