Summer 2023 - EDUC 326 OL02
Creating Positive Learning Communities (3)
Class Number: 4766
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
This course 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.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Achieve a relational perspective of the classroom as a learning environment in contrast to a management perspective of a classroom.
- Define learning environment as a continuous ongoing process rather than an achieved state.
- Understand that children are relational beings: a ‘whole child’ is never separate from their environment, the influences of their family of origin, their cultures and the cultures they navigate, nor from the systems that exert force on how they experience life.
- Understand that, for teachers, as pedagogical leaders, creating and sustaining affirmative learning environments is an ethical responsibility.
- Class Discussions 10%
- Class Podcast 20%
- Educational Case Study 25%
- Case Video Analysis 25%
- Quizzes10 20%
No final exam
All required readinds will be available on Canvas
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.