Summer 2024 - EDUC 830 G031

Implementation of Educational Programs (5)

Class Number: 3286

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Sean Blenkinsop
    1 778 782-6863 (try email first)
    Office Hours: by appointment and probably via Zoom



Problems and practices associated with innovation and implementation including the nature of change in the educational context, the roles of teachers, administrators, change agents, and evaluators.


Meeting Dates:
Fridays: 4:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturdays: 8:30 - 4:00 pm

May 10/11
May 24/25
May 31/Jun 1
Jun 14/15
Jul 5/6

Note: Comprehensive Exams July 26/27

Meeting Times:
Fridays 4:30 PM start & Saturdays 8:30 AM start

Additional Details:
This course will involve a couple of arcs.  The first related to content around the implementation of educational programs and the second will involve completing the inquiries begun in the previous semester and preparing for the upcoming comprehensives.


Students are expected to

  • critically and creatively address challenges involved in implementing an IE approach;
  • show personal and professional growth in their understanding and application of learning in relation to their professional practice and program experiences;
  • propose informed strategies for supporting successful (IE) change initiatives at group/organizational levels;
  • participate in an inquiry “critical friend group” to provide/receive thoughtful feedback to/from peers;
  • identify a research question, design a proposal, plan for field study and conduct an inquiry project;
  • experiment with data representation methods and demonstrate Ironic Understanding in the final inquiry report (i.e., radical epistemic doubt, reflexivity, coalescence, etc.).



Will be discussed in class … likely revolve around final inquiry projects and preparation for comprehensives.



Readings will be provided on an ongoing basis as the course progresses.

Graduate Studies Notes:

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Registrar Notes:


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