Spring 2022 - EDUC 437 OL01

Ethical Issues in Education (4)

Class Number: 4044

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units including 3 units in Education.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Ethical problems in education are identified and examined. Four major areas of concern are explored: 1. the normative character of education as a whole; 2. the justification of education; 3. ethical questions related to equality, autonomy, interpersonal relationships, and rights in education; 4. moral education and values education.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course aims to engage students in discourse around theories and approaches in ethical issues in daily life, and particularly in contexts of learning and teaching.  Some questions that we explore include:  What do we mean by ethics, and in what contexts does it play out?  How do we relate to others ethically, and how far might these ethical relations extend?  How do we engage in ethical awareness, and how do we create meaningful ethical change in our everyday practices? 

At the core of our work together is a project that seeks to build, through the practice of transformative learning, greater conscious awareness of our own life practices and habits of mind.  We also engage in active dialogue: you will have the company of peers in your group with whom you jointly reflect upon the theories and perspectives you are learning, engaging in self-cultivation and questions around values and ethical practices. 

Grading

  • Weekly Online Dialogue Participation 40%
  • i-change Project 50%
  • Final Reflection Letter 10%

NOTES:

There is no midterm or final exam for this course.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

All course materials be provided through Canvas.

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.