Fall 2022 - EDUC 326 E100

Creating Positive Learning Communities (3)

Class Number: 6703

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
    WMC 3250, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

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



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.


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.


  • Assignments 30%
  • Progressive Logs 15%
  • Peer Interaction Tasks 15%
  • Portfolio 25%
  • Final Project 15%


There is no Midterm or Final Exam in this course.


This course will be delivered in person on Burnaby campus. All students are expected to be physically present during scheduled class times. Mindful engagement in all group work and discussions is expected. The success of this class is dependent upon the preparation and active participation of everyone in our learning community.



A Teacher's Guide To Cognitive Type Theory & Learning Style (1st Custom Course Pack edition, 2006), Mamchur, ISBN: 9780840075000

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


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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