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.
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.
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.
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Curriculum and Instruction Faculty
Dr. Sean Blenkinsop View my profile >>
Academic Coordinator: Educational Theory and Practice: Philosophy of Education Stream PhD
Dr. Kumari Beck View my profile >>
Dr. Özlem Sensoy View my profile >>
Dr. Sean Blenkinsop View my profile >>
Academic Coordinator: Educational Theory and Practice: Curriculum and Pedagogy Stream PhD
Dr. Heesoon Bai View my profile >>
Dr. Robin Barrow View my profile >>
Dr. Charles Bingham View my profile >>
Dr. Shawn Bullock Please note: Dr. Bullock will not be taking any new students as senior supervisor.
Dr. Stephen Campbell View my profile >>
Dr. Wanda Cassidy View my profile >>
Dr. Ann Chinnery View my profile >>
Dr. Mark Fettes View my profile >>
Dr. Roger Frie View my profile >>
Dr. Huamei Han View my profile >>
Dr. Sharalyn Jordan View my profile >>
Dr. Ena Lee View my profile >>
Dr. Michael Ling View my profile >>
Dr. Margaret MacDonald View my profile >>
Dr. Allan MacKinnon View my profile >>
Dr. David Zandvliet View my profile >>
Dr. Susan O'Neill View my profile >>
Dr. Stephen Smith View my profile >>
Dr. Suzanne Smythe View my profile >>
Dr. Dolores van der Wey View my profile >>
Imaginative Education (Egan)
Learning in Depth (Egan)
Whole School Projects (Egan)
International Imaginative Education (Egan, Blenkinsop, 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)