Summer 2021 - EDUC 471 D300

Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice (4)

Class Number: 2429

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 17, 2021
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    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 offered remotely.  Students are expected to be online and available during scheduled class time.



This course explores a range of theories and models of curriculum development. It aims to provide broader perspectives on curriculum theory and practice by examining philosophical, sociological and historical influences on curriculum theorizing and decision-making. BC’s new curriculum will be examined in relation to theories and practices.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • Develop an understanding of curriculum and curriculum development processes in different contexts
  • Examine various influences on curriculum decision-making processes
  • Foster critical reflection on curricular and educational issues and practices
  • Appreciate multiple perspectives of educational theory and practice

Grading

  • Online Discussion 10%
  • Presentation 10%
  • Discussion Portfolio 20%
  • Curriculum Development Practice 20%
  • Group Assignment 20%
  • Final Exam 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Readings will be made available on Canvas.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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 2021

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 (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).