Summer 2020 - EDUC 341 D100
Literacy, Education and Culture (3)
Class Number: 1442
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Literacy has a far-reaching impact on the creation of knowledge, the organization of society, and the formation of institutions. This course explores leading policies, practices and ideologies guiding literacy education for adults, youth, and children in formal and informal education settings, in which traditional print literacy and digital literacy cultures intersect. This course is required for the certificate in literacy instruction. Breadth-Humanities.
This course will be delivered remotely. Classes will happen through Bb Collaborate Ultra during the lecture time and the materials will be available on Canvas. Students are expected to engage during the classes using audio and video. Lectures will be always recorded and available after the classes.
Literacy has a far-reaching impact on the creation of knowledge, the organization of society, and the formation of institutions. This course explores leading policies, practices and ideologies guiding literacy education for adults, youth, and children in formal and informal education settings, in which traditional print literacy and digital literacy cultures intersect. This course is required for the certificate in literacy instruction.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Introduce and examine a social view of literacy, one that is connected to our everyday life and our social roles, class, culture, and gender identities;
- Review the history of literacy and relate the evolution of the written language to the events that have shaped what count as literacy today;
- Reflect upon the knowledge economy and the access to powerful literacies;
- Compare and contrast experiences of adult literacy learning in a variety of settings;
- Evaluate literacy programs outside formal schooling;
- Debate the role of technology and new forms of literacy.
- Participation in Discussions 20%
- Graded Assignments (2) 20%
- Midterm Exam 25%
- Final Assignment 35%
Discussions are online (on Canvas) and weekly. Graded assignments take place before and after the mditerm. There is no final exam for this course, but a take-home final assignment. You should attend the first class even if you are on a waiting list only. Detailed information will be given during the first lesson.
Active engagement in discussions and with course resources is expected and will be rewarded. This course has a strict policy for assignment submission, so late assignments will have deductions.
All the reading materials will be provided electronically.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html 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. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.
Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.