Our Curriculum and Instruction programs offer Doctoral and Master’s degrees that explore and critically examine learning and teaching within traditional and non-traditional learning environments spanning the course of life. Faculty and students collaborate in scholarly inquiry to achieve scholarly excellence in the investigation, design, and implementation of curricula.

Master's Programs

Our Curriculum and Instruction Foundations MA, MEd program is intended for educators who wish to critically examine current educational curriculum theory, research, and practice.  Participants are encouraged to examine their own instructional practices and to consider carefully the match between their practices and their developing curriculum theories of education. This program is offered on our Burnaby campus.

Our Curriculum and Instruction: Equity Studies in Education MA, MEd program is designed for students who wish to study and develop expertise in an equity framework for education. The program conceptualizes education broadly as a concept that includes schooling, but also includes other social forces that shape knowledge in society.

Our Educational Practice (MEd EP) program is a 12-month intensive program “laddered” from SFU’s Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE).  This is an opportunity for students to extend their work undertaken in the GDE. It involves broadening and deepening understandings of educational theory, research and practice.

Our Curriculum & Instruction MEd programs are themed cohort programs designed to meet the unique educational needs of current and future educational leaders working in diverse organizational settings such as schools, colleges, universities, health and community services. These widely-recognized programs are offered on-demand and may be offered at our Surrey campus, throughout the province, online, and/or in mixed modes of instruction, depending on interest and demand.

 

Doctoral Programs

Our Educational Theory and Practice: Curriculum and Pedagogy Stream PhD program focuses on developing a comprehensive understanding of current educational theory and practice, preparing students for professional and teaching positions in colleges and universities, or for leadership roles in school districts with regard to planning and implementing curricula. Students undertake a small set of required courses then work intensively as an apprentice with their supervisory committees.

Our Educational Theory and Practice: Philosophy of Education Stream PhD program embraces the radical practices of philosophical inquiry, analysis, and interpretation within research and educational practices. Students apply knowledge, sensibility, skills and dispositions of philosophical inquiry, analysis, and interpretation to understand and transform education. This program encompasses three overlapping dimensions: Ecology, Culture, and Consciousness and is designed to attract educators from diverse professional fields, communities, and teaching and leadership positions who are interested in studying philosophical texts and contexts pertaining to educational studies.

Meet Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Students, Alumni and Faculty:

Students

  • Lee Beavington Artist and scientist at Kwantlen Poytechnic University and Arts Education MEd alumnus

  • Poh Tan Entrepreneur, stem cell biologist, educator, volunteer and mother

  • Shiva Manavipour MA student researching critical media literacy, and representations of Islam

  • Anne-Marie Côté C&I: Health Education and Active Living (HEAL), MEd student, RMT and instructor at Langara...

  • Sally Song Curriculum and Instruction: Imaginative Education, MEd student, grade 4–7 teacher

Alumni

  • Taneem Botelho Health Education & Active Learning MEd alumna and Registered Nurse

  • Roland Bottiglieri Justice, Law and Ethics Education MEd alumnus and practicing teacher

  • Sheryl Cooper C&I:Post-Secondary MEd alumna and Nursing instructor at North Island College

  • Jonathan Dyck Ecological Education M.Ed. alumnus and teacher in Langley, BC

  • Eric Fry Critical, Creative and Collaborative Inquiry M.Ed. alumnus and BCIT Ford ASSET Diploma Instructor

  • John Gordon C&I:Post-Secondary M.Ed. alumnus, instructor and chair of plumbing & pipe trades program at...

  • Nicole Hurtubise Justice, Law and Ethics Education M.Ed. alumna and early career elementary school teacher

  • Patrick Jones C&I:Post-Secondary M.Ed. alumnus, instructor in the Automotive Department at Camosun College

  • Carolina Lopez C&I: Imaginative Education M.Ed. alumni and founder of Educación Imaginativa de...

  • Sherry Sinclair M.Ed. Health and Active Living alumna and Family Resource practitioner

  • Albert van Akker C&I:Post-Secondary M.Ed. alumnus, Chair:Architectural Trades & Instructor:Carpentry...

  • Jimmy Yan Justice, Law and Ethics Education MEd alumnus and Project and Information Officer of Access Pro Bono

  • Caitlyn James C&I: Imaginative Education MEd alumna, teacher, counsellor

Annabella Cant, PhD Candidate in Curriculum Theory and Implementation and Teacher Educator

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty

Research Projects

Pre-service Teachers of Mathematics and Computer-Enhanced Mathematics Learning Environments (Campbell)

Mathematics Educational Neuroscience Laboratory (Campbell)

Educational Neuroscience: Applying New Tools and Methods to Educational Research (Campbell)

Legal Literacy for Youth: An Integrated, Holistic Project for BC Schools (Cassidy)

Educating for critical historical consciousness: Beyond the social justice/content knowledge debate in teacher education (Chinnery)

Educational Implications of Emmanuel Levinas' Ethics (Chinnery)

Preparing Teachers for Work in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms (Chinnery)

Social Responsibility and Teacher Education: A Preliminary Study (Chinnery)

Imaginative Education (Egan)

Learning in Depth (Egan)

Whole School Projects (Egan)

International Imaginative Education (Egan, Blenkinsop, Fettes)

Building Culturally Inclusive Schools Through Imaginative Education (Fettes)

Improving Aboriginal Secondary School Outcomes Through Imaginative Education (Fettes)

Developing Ecological Literacy at the Bowen Island Community School (Zanvliet and MacKinnon)

Environmental Learning and Experience (Zandvliet)

Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood Networks (SUNN) (Zandvliet)

Enacting the ethics of care: Theory and practice (Bai)

Pedagogical models for inclusion andequity in diverse school communities (Bai)

Encountering individualism: Studies in moral agency and ethics of care (Bai)

Developing the Ecological Imagination (Blenkinsop)

Cyber-bullying at university: Students’ and faculty members’ experiences and solutions (Cassidy)

Changing the life trajectory of gang-involved Aboriginal youth who have complex needs and co-occurring problems (Cassidy)

Cyber-bullying:  Are schools obliged to prevent bullying in a virtual school environment? (Cassidy)

"Prove It To Me!": Bridging the Claims-Evidence Gap in Digital Game-Based Learning Research (de Castell)

Simulations and Advanced Gaming for Education (de Castell)

Paying Attention to Attention (de Castell)

Building the Social Ecology of an Inclusive Community (Chinnery)

Engaging young minds in theory and practice (Egan)

Learning in depth (Egan, MacKinnon)

A  Strategic International Research Cluster in Imagination and Education (Fettes, Blenkinsop, Egan)

Learning for Understanding through Culturally Inclusive Imaginative Development (LUCID) (Fettes)

Intergenerational Teaching and Learning: Implications for a Heritage Language Immersion Program for Young Children of First Nations Origin (MacDonald)

Adult Education for Economic Development in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos PDR (MacKinnon)