Fall 2021 - EDUC 322 OL01

The Social Lives of School Children (3)

Class Number: 6990

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 220 or PSYC 250.



An overview of theory, research and practice concerning social emotional development and social interactions and relationships in the school context. Emphasis on the role of peer relationships in development and the role of the school in supporting positive interactions.


In this course we will explore developmental, individual, relational and cultural factors that underlie children’s social-emotional functioning within the school and ways by which their social-emotional development and well-being can be supported in that setting.


  • Become familiar with key concepts, theories, and research relating to childhood social and emotional development.
  • Reflect on one’s own social-emotional experiences of school and understand how these relate to one’s embodied, intersectional identity.
  • Apply learned concepts, theories, and research findings to the “real-world” social lives of school children in order to become better future or present educators, counsellors, and researchers.


  • Plagiarism Tutorial & Syllabus Quiz (ungraded, but mandatory) 0%
  • Module Quizzes 30%
  • Application Papers 45%
  • Concept Map 25%



There is no textbook for this course. However, there are online readings, and occasionally there are supplementary videos. Each module in this course has several identified online readings, which you are required to work through alongside the provided commentary. Each module has a series of questions based on the readings that you will be required to complete.

Each module contains links to its respective reading(s) and viewing.

Registrar Notes:


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 fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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 may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.