Spring 2022 - EDUC 100W D200

Selected Questions and Issues in Education (3)

Class Number: 3603

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to a small but representative sample of basic questions and issues in education. Students will examine questions relating to: the concept or idea of education; learning and the learner; teaching and the teacher; and more generally, the broader contexts of education. This course also introduces students to different ways of exploring educational questions and issues from philosophical and critical analysis, to historical and cross-cultural studies, to empirical research. Cannot be taken for credit by students with credit for 300 and 400 level education courses. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

Please be advised that this course will have synchronous classes during the scheduled weekly meeting time using video conferencing. Students are expected to attend these classes to participate in discussions on each of the core topics. Participation in class discussions during class time and using the discussion board for online discussions will contribute to the attendance/participation mark. 


In this introductory course, we will explore questions and issues in education through an Indigenous lens. Drawing on Indigenous literatures and stories (including novels, poetry, essays, articles, art, podcasts, short stories, picture books, and documentaries), we will learn about Indigenous knowledges, educational priorities, and ways of sharing knowledge and reflect our responsibilities in relationship to what we learn. 

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The goals of this course are knowledge acquisition, self-reflection, and application to practice. With this in mind, we will explore a range of Indigenous education ideas and consider the ways that teaching and learning have been taken up in different contexts. We will also reflect on the impacts of our own educational experiences on our perspectives of education. EDUC 100 is writing intensive course, and students will explore different approaches to written expression of ideas.

Grading

  • Attendance/Participation 20%
  • Narrative Essays (2) 30%
  • Written Reflections (2) 20%
  • Final Project 30%

NOTES:

Please be advised that this course will have synchronous classes during the scheduled weekly meeting time using video conferencing. Students are expected to attend these classes to participate in discussions on each of the core topics. Participation in class discussions during class time and using the discussion board for online discussions will contribute to the attendance/participation mark. 

Course texts are required for discussions.

REQUIREMENTS:

Assignment details will be provided on the syllabus in class. Attendance is of utmost importance, as this course draws on Indigenous pedagogies.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Please purchase the required texts for this course before class begins, as they will be used for each class.

REQUIRED READING:

Robertson, D.A. (2020). Black Water: Family, legacy, and blood memory. HarperCollins Canada.

ISBN: 9781443457767

Vowel, C. (2016). Indigenous writes: A guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit issues in Canada. Highwater Press.
ISBN: 9781553796800

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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 SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this 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 spring 2022 term.