Fall 2023 - EDUC 100W D100
Selected Questions and Issues in Education (3)
Class Number: 4855
Delivery Method: In Person
An introduction to a small but representative sample of basic questions and issues in education. Students will examine questions relating to: the concept or idea of education; learning and the learner; teaching and the teacher; and more generally, the broader contexts of education. This course also introduces students to different ways of exploring educational questions and issues from philosophical and critical analysis, to historical and cross-cultural studies, to empirical research. Cannot be taken for credit by students with credit for 300 and 400 level education courses. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.
The aim of this course is to introduce basic questions and key issues in education and then observe and reflect on them in practice. Students will examine questions relating to the concept or idea of education and more generally, the broader social, economic, and cultural contexts of education. This course also introduces students to different ways of exploring educational questions and issues from philosophical and critical analysis, to historical and cross-cultural studies, to empirical research.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Reflect on personal experiences of learning/teaching and how they relate to current educational issues.
- Build a solid foundation by learning fundamental concepts and philosophers in education.
- Respond critically to historical, social, economic, political, and cultural issues in educational contexts.
- Expand critical perspectives into key issues and questions to foster more equitable, diverse, and inclusive educational environments.
- Communicate your thoughts and ideas clearly in various forms of writing: autobiography (narrative), personal reflection, and critical analysis.
- Attendance/Participation 13%
- Weekly discussions 24%
- Educational Autobiography 20%
- Group presentation 20%
- Final Refelction paper 23%
Assignments are mandatory. Late assignments will only be accepted at the discretion of the instructor, but a minimum penalty of 10% of their value will be charged per day late or portion thereof. Students are required to submit assignments created in MS WORD software on Canvas or follow assignment guidelines if different.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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
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.