Summer 2023 - EDUC 828 G001
Instructional Practices for Inclusive Classrooms (3)
Class Number: 1402
Delivery Method: In Person
Reviews policies and procedures intended to support learning of children with high-incidence disabilities in general education classrooms.
The course is grounded in critical inclusive pedagogy, decolonial theory, disability and equity studies. The course incorporates the intersectional lenses to challenge the mainstream “inclusion” narrative. It acknowledges students’ multiple identities and the disabling mechanisms embedded in the educational systems. What it means to think, engage, and teach inclusively is the question guiding the course.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The course participants will be introduced to the frameworks and tools that will allow them to design inclusive and equitable teaching. Specifically, the course objectives are:
- to understand the role of culture, power, and history in designing inclusive classroom and instruction;
- to interrogate the notions of access and differences within instructional planning, delivery, and assessment;
- to analyze and apply frameworks designed for inclusive and equitable teaching and learning.
- Class Discussion (weekly) 15%
- Canvas Forum (weekly) 10%
- Co-Led Class Discussion (midterm group project) 30%
- Thinking and Teaching Inclusively (final individual project) 45%
This course outline is a “living document” and, thus, is subject to change. Course details will be discussed during the first week.
Participation and completion of all course activities. The reading load will be 50-80 pages per week. Participants will be asked to watch/listen to 30-90 minutes video/podcast content per week, and engaged in critical analytical writing.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Learning will be supported through Canvas and SFU library. A laptop, microphone, camera, access to internet; software for reading, listening, writing, and viewing electronic sources (pdfs, word documents, images, audio, and video files) will be crucial for participation in the course.
Required materials will be delivered digitally through Canvas and SFU library. No need for the course materials purchase.
Recommended materials will be posted on Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
Graduate Studies Notes:
Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.
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.