Summer 2021 - EDUC 823 G031

Curriculum and Instruction in an Individual Teaching Speciality (5)

Class Number: 4072

Delivery Method: In Person


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An intensive examination of developments in a curriculum area selected by the student. In addition the course will deal with major philosophical and historical factors that influence the present state and future directions of curriculum and instruction.


Meeting Dates:
May 28, 29
Jun 4, 5 & 18, 19
Jul 2, 3 & 16, 17

Meeting Times:
Fridays: 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Meeting Location:
This course will be taught remotely using Zoom and CANVAS.

Additional Details:
The purposes of this course are to guide students in the MEd in Imaginative K12 Leadership in completing the capstone research projects they developed in EDUC 864 and to engage students in critical and creative reflection on the Imaginative Schools symposium series. Upon completion of this course, students will have successfully demonstrated the ability to pose a significant research question related to their practice, conceive and implement a well-structured plan for a research project that examines the question, and prepare a formal report. The course content will be tailored according to the group and individual needs of students as they complete the research reports. 

Students will also be co-enrolled in EDUC 883 (Comprehensive Exam) during this term.


  • Develop research knowledge and skills within the context of completing the capstone research project.  These skills include: (a) data analysis and interpretation, (b) representation of research findings, (c) critical reflexivity, and (c) assessment of the significance, rigour, and practical implications of one's (and others') research
  • Critically and creatively reflect upon learning in the Imaginative Schools symposium series
  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical understanding of the landscape of imagination in educational leadership


  • Research Report 80%
  • Final Summative Reflection on Learning in the Imaginative School Symposium Series 20%


Co-enrollment in EDUC 883 (Comprehensive Exam)
The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to provide students with a structured opportunity to reflect upon and integrate the knowledge and competencies gained from participating in the MEd in Imaginative K12 Leadership, and to demonstrate their learning to MEd program reviewers across several genres. 

It involves two components:

Portfolio: 50%
Research Presentation/Poster: 50% *

* Research presentation/poster should be ready by July 1, 2021



There is no text for this course.

All required readings will be accessible through the SFU library or available on CANVAS.

Students should adhere to the APA style manual (either 6th or 7th edition). 

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: 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 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.


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).