Summer 2023 - EDUC 199 E100
Foundations of Personal Agency: Finding Voice and Place in Academia (4)
Class Number: 4488
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 3270, Surrey
Scholarly exploration of the self, and one's place in the University context using tools of narrative inquiry.
Developing one’s academic voice and being part of an academic community involves taking an active role in academic conversations: listening with care to the ideas of others, and responding thoughtfully. It also involves developing confidence to voice your experience and ideas clearly and sincerely.
Working with the awareness that academic life can be well connected with your own life and story as a person, this course offers practice in expressing yourself through both written and spoken language, and in finding connections that are meaningful to you.You will be invited to:
- Explore your individual learning needs, preferences and life values
- Take part in discussions that hone your ability to critically reflect on the voices of others while developing your own
- Explore your written voice through a personal narrative
- Present research on a topic that affects your own life, and that you have then interpreted and expressed in your own way.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
This course provides students opportunities to discover their voice and develop skills to effectively join the existing conversations in university.
- Weekly Communal Dialogues: in-class and on Canvas 35%
- Personal Narrative 35%
- Personal Research Presentation 30%
This course seeks to develop your voice in academic conversations and develop your ability to participate in them meaningfully. Your active and willingly engaged participation in all classes is therefore vital.
Readings will be provided online.
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