Fall 2021 - EDUC 904 G031

Fieldwork III (5)

Class Number: 5008

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Michael Ling
    Office: Burnaby Campus, EDB Room 8666
    Office Hours: Meetings by appointment, location by arrangement




Meeting Dates:
Sept 17/18
Oct 1/2
Oct 15/16
Oct 29/30
Nov 12/13
Nov 26/27 (Comp/Capstone Presentations)

Meeting Times:
Fridays: 4:30pm – 9:20pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-4:00pm

Meeting Location:
Vancouver Community College, Broadway Campus, Room BWY B Classroom # 1208

Description: This course (EDUC 904) is designed to help you draw together your experiences and your materials from the past two years of the program toward the development of your two Comprehensive Capstone Projects (EDUC 883). These consist of:
1. a written paper that is an inquiry into and a self-study of your practice, the details and specifics of which will be discussed at our first meeting, and worked out with your instructor; and,
2. an oral presentation summarizing your journey through the program, which will be shared with the group and your instructors at the end of November.
A more detailed syllabus will be shared before our first meeting in September, but for the moment, you might think of our sessions as a series of ‘workshops,’ with various activities aimed at supporting you in this Comps/Capstone process. Key elements of the process will be collegial support and peer review, along with 1:1 meetings with your instructor and your Site Assistant.


The key goals of the course are for you to develop professional and scholarly statements about your professional practice, as distilled from the two-year journey you have been on, with an eye toward the aims you have for the future.


  • Participation in in-class and/or online activities, peer-review/support, and discussions 20%
  • Drafts of Documents at agreed-upon times 30%
  • Final Draft of Paper 50%


This course is graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. The grade for this course will be determined based on attendance at and active participation in our sessions, contributions and support to others, and submission of draft documents at agreed-upon times. Details of these assignments and the grading will be discussed at the first meeting.



There are no books to buy for this course. What resources we use will be available through the SFU Online Library, and from Open Sources on the internet.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

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.