Summer 2021 - EDUC 412W D100

Designs for Learning: Secondary Language Arts (4)

Class Number: 2466

Delivery Method: Remote


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  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.



Focuses on teaching secondary school language arts and addresses aspects of the theory and practice of language arts education. Students examine their own thinking about language arts education through critical reflection, work with the prescribed curriculum, and explore various ways to develop engaging learning experiences for young adults within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Writing.


This course will be offered remotely and asynchronously.

This course will combine an examination of theoretical issues in the teaching of secondary language arts with practical considerations and strategies for developing a rich and stimulating language arts program, whose goals include the enrichment of the verbal imagination; the fostering of abilities in reading, writing, speaking, viewing and listening so that students learn to organize and reflect on their thinking; and the initiation of students into possible worlds that may enlarge self-understanding in a positive and ethical manner. Engagement with texts by Indigenous writers will be a focus of the course.

This course will be conducted online through recorded lectures, asynchronous online discussions, group activities, a collaborative wiki project, and written assignments to be submitted through Canvas.

If you have any concerns or issues regarding your connectivity, please contact the instructor, Robert Manery ( immediately, so we can find discuss possible alternatives.


  • Three response papers 45%
  • Wiki project 15%
  • Final Lesson Planning Assignment 30%
  • Active Participation in Online Discussions & Activities 10%


There is no final exam for this course.



Fleming, M., & Stevens, D. (2009). English teaching in the secondary school: Linking theory and practice (3rd ed). New York: Routledge.

The SFU library has an electronic version available here:
ISBN: 9780415560221


Shakepeare, W. King Lear

I am using the folio edition. If you use the quatro version, line numbers might not be the same. However, you should still be able to get by with the quatro version.

Online folio versions:

Other online versions:

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

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 ( or 778-782-3112).