Summer 2019 - EDUC 856 G031
Sociocultural Perspectives on Education and Identity (5)
Class Number: 4691
Delivery Method: In Person
Course activities will be structured for participants to consider recent formulations of learners as agents as well as subjects of culturally constructed, socially imposed worlds. Participants will examine a number of ethnographic descriptions of the experiences of learners in a variety of communities, noting in particular their use of diverse mediations/tools, including language. Participants will consider these ideas in relation to their own educational communities and develop plans for research activity in those sites. Equivalent Courses: EDUC713
May 10 & 11
May 24 & 25
June 7 & 8
June 21 & 22
July 5 & 6
SFU Surrey, Room 3280
Course activities will be structured for participants to consider recent formulations of learners as agents as well as subjects of culturally constructed, socially imposed worlds. Participants will explore social constructions of difference (such as race/ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, ability) and examine strategies for supporting diverse learners and communities. Using a variety of case studies and ethnographic descriptions of the experiences of learners in a variety of communities, participants will reflect on their own roles as teachers/leaders in diverse and complex educational contexts.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Become familiar with theory and concepts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Develop an awareness of your own sociocultural locations and those of your learners/communities.
- Articulate specific practices and responses that support diverse learners in your own educational contexts.
- Critical reflection paper 15%
- Two articles for discussion (5% each) 10%
- Presentation and facilitation 20%
- Theory to practice paper 35%
- Participation 20%
Graduate General Regulations 1.5.1 Normal Grading System. (Normally, graduate students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0).
** Incompletes will be given only under extraordinary circumstances that are beyond the student’s control. Students that are physically absent must make arrangements with classmates to get notes and/or to Skype in to class.
Ozlem Sensoy and Robin D’Angelo (2017) Is everyone really equal? An introduction to key concepts in social justice education. Published by Teachers College Press
Paul C. Gorski and Seema G. Pothini (2018) Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education. Published by Routledge (*this is the second edition)
Additional articles will be made available online through Canvas.
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Graduate Studies Notes:
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