Curriculum & Instruction: Ecological Education MEd - Summer 2017


Program Location: SFU Surrey with field experiences in locations throughout the Lower Mainland and possibly Vancouver Island.

Explore a variety of different conceptual frameworks and societal perspectives on the environment and address a range of global issues in this program. Reconnect with the natural and technological environments that sustain us in our emerging post-industrial society through:

  • laboratory and research sessions,
  • seminars on important global environmental issues, and
  • independent opportunities for student-led research and guided inquiry both campus based (Surrey) and to other field locations in the Georgia Basin region.

You will be encouraged to consider multiple perspectives on the goals, values and interdisciplinary nature of place-based, indigenous and ecological forms of education, while also obtaining a grounding in models for learning and teaching environmental topics in both school-based and informal settings. Specifically, we consider education ‘for’, ‘in’ and ‘about’ the environment and apply this knowledge to a wide range of formal and informal educational settings.

Ideally Suited For

The program is suitable for teachers of all grade levels, adult and community educators, Aboriginal/First Nation educators, outdoor/experiential educators, and other educators such as park interpreters or naturalists.

  • Location: SFU's Surrey campus
  • Classes: Fri. (4:30–9:00) + Sat. (8:30–4:30)/every 2-3weeks
  • Start Term: Summer 2017
  • End Term: Spring 2019
  • Apply from: September 1, 2016
  • Apply by: January 15, 2017
  • Tuition 2017/18: $2,910.88/term
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