Summer 2020 - EDUC 471 D300

Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice (4)

Class Number: 1439

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Explorations of curriculum theory and processes of development with applications at different levels and in several subject areas.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will be delivered remotely.  There is no final exam for this course. Classes will be delivered through Bb Collaborate Ultra available on Canvas during the scheduled meeting time (Mondays 8:30am-12:20pm). Lectures will also be recorded and available for reviewing and downloading after the meetings.

Both enrolled and waitlisted students are expected to attend the first class. Students who are on waitlist could email the instructor in advance; link to the first class will be sent 15 minutes before the class starts. Detailed information will be given during the first session.




The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to better understand the notion of curriculum from different theoretical lens and in different educational contexts. Students will be given chances to explore curriculum theories and to critically evaluate curriculum decisions that may affect teaching and learning in a pluralistic society. This course also puts explicit emphasis on social justice in education; thus, students will be exposed to equity-related conversations (e.g., SOGI and indigenous topics in K-12 schooling system) and to reflect on their role as curriculum developer. In order to illustrate some of the notions encountered in readings and examined in class, students will be asked to complete assignments which demonstrate their learning throughout this course, their own beliefs and values as educators, and their view of the new BC curriculum guidelines.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • Critically evaluate the BC new curriculum using different theoretical frameworks
  • Articulate one’s own definition of ‘curriculum’ based on readings, discussions, and reflection
  • Engage in critical reflection regarding one’s own approach to teaching as a current or future educator
  • Practice curriculum designing in ways that respond to the challenges and affordances in various educational contexts

Grading

  • Attendance and participation 10%
  • Online discussion post 15%
  • Reading reflection 15%
  • Curriculum project and presentation 30%
  • Final portfolio 30%

NOTES:

There is no final exam for this course. Classes will be delivered through Bb Collaborate Ultra available on Canvas during the scheduled meeting time (Mondays 8:30am-12:20pm). Lectures will also be recorded and available for reviewing and downloading after the meetings.

Both enrolled and waitlisted students are expected to attend the first class. Students who are on waitlist could email the instructor in advance; link to the first class will be sent 15 minutes before the class starts. Detailed information will be given during the first session.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Detailed course syllabus, all course readings, instructor’s PowerPoint presentations, detailed instructions and criteria for each assignment, as well as the online discussion tasks, and any other course material will be available on Canvas.

REQUIRED READING:

All materials will be available electronically online.

Registrar Notes:

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 2020

Please 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 (caladmin@sfu.ca 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.