Fall 2021 - EDUC 326 C200

Creating Positive Learning Communities (3)

Class Number: 6993

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 8, 2021
    11:55 PM – 11:55 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    One of EDUC 100, 220, 230, or 240; or EDUC 401/402, or corequisite EDUC 403.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Prepares student teachers to design positive learning environments in K-12 classrooms. The focus will be on practical approaches to creating a space in which students and teachers can work successfully together toward common goals.

COURSE DETAILS:

The main goal of this course is to enable you to design positive classroom experiences where you and your students can engage in meaningful work together. To assure that you meet this goal: The course design shows you how to create meaningful and respectful relationships with students. The course also demonstrates the importance of doing worthy work together: work that is worthy of the people doing it and that can be accomplished successfully in the time frame available. The course illustrates specific ways you can create a classroom that is a safe and comfortable space in which students and teachers with common goals can work successfully together. The course introduces you to four models of classroom management, with an emphasis on the constructivist model.

Grading

  • Assignment 1 (Unit 1) 10%
  • Assignment 2 (Unit 2) 10%
  • Assignment 3 (Unit 3) 10%
  • Progressive Log Tasks 15%
  • Peer Interaction Tasks 15%
  • Portfolio 25%
  • Online Take-Home Final Exam 15%

NOTES:

Please refer to Canvas for take-home exam dates/times.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

A Teacher's Guide To Cognitive Type Theory & Learning Style (1st Custom Course Pack edition, 2006), Mamchur
ISBN: 9780840070883

Centre for Online and Distance Education Notes:

All courses are delivered through Canvas.  Students will have access starting the first day of classes.   
https://canvas.sfu.ca

Required Readings are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase online through the SFU Bookstore's website. 

All courses have an Additional Course Fee of $40.This fee is not associated primarily with physical materials. This also supports developing tools and rich web resources embedded throughout the activities, assignments and videos.

Exams
If your course has a take-home exam, please refer to Canvas for further details. 

For information on exams : https://www.sfu.ca/students/exams


NOTE: This course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change. Please check your course details in Canvas.



*Important Note for U.S. citizens: As per the U.S. Department of Education, programs offered in whole or in part through telecommunications, otherwise known as distance education or correspondence are ineligible for Federal Direct Loans. This also includes scenarios where students who take distance education courses outside of their loan period and pay for them with their own funding, and attempt to apply for future Federal Direct Loans. 

For more information about US Direct Loans please visit and to read our FAQ on distance education courses, please go here: http://www.sfu.ca/students/financialaid/international/us-loans/federal-direct-loan.html


 

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 FALL 2021

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.