2019-2020 Courses

VIC260H1F

Equity and Diversity In Education
Professor Rie Kijima
T 9-12

This course focuses on raising awareness and sensitivity to equity and diversity issues facing teachers and students in diverse schools and cultural communities. It builds knowledge of how oppression works and how cultural resources and educational practices may be brought to bear on reducing oppression and improving equity. The field experience in this course entails observation of and participation in equity and diversity efforts in a culturally-rooted school and/or community organization.

Prerequisite: Enrolment in Education and Society Minor
Exclusion: JSV202H1, SMC271H1
Distribution Requirements: Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)


VIC261H1S
Child and Adolescent Development in Education
Professor Julia Forgie
F 9-12

This course examines how children and adolescents develop and explores how best to facilitate their growth and learning in the area of education. Major topics include cognitive, emotional, social, moral, physical and language development. Themes addressed include interpersonal relationships such as pro-social and aggressive behaviour, as well as the influence of schooling, family life and culture. This course includes a 20-hour field experience located in a school and entails observation of development across various age groups. This may be satisfied by participation in Vic Reach or in another organization with the approval of the Program Coordinator.

Prerequisite: Enrolment Education and Society Minor
Exclusion: JSV201H1, SMC272H1
Distribution Requirements: Science, Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)


VIC262H1F

Communication and Conflict Resolution in Education
Professor Kathy Bickmore
M 4-7

This course aims to develop understanding of social conflict in the context of social and cultural diversity, in and around schools.  It focuses on principles and practices of conflict management, resolution, and transformation—knowledge, skills, and pedagogies for practicing interpersonal communication across different identities, interests and worldviews.  Topics include:  causes of conflicts; principles of human rights, gender equity, and conflict transformation for building sustainable, just peace; strategies for conflict resolution (peacemaking) and amicable recognition of disagreement; how conflict may act as a catalyst for change; building inclusive, cooperative relationships; and the applications of these principles and processes to the work of teaching.  

Prerequisite: Enrolment in Education and Society Minor
Exclusion: JSV200H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course 
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)


VIC360H1F/S
Education Internship
Professor Julia Forgie
N/A

Students are required to complete an internship in an educational environment. This can be satisfied by participation in an organization with the approval of the Program Coordinator. Written assessment of the internship is required. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Enrolment in Education and Society Minor, VIC362H1/​EDU311H1
Exclusion: VIC360Y1
Distribution Requirements: Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)


VIC360Y1F/S
Education Internship
Professor Julia Forgie
N/A

Students are required to complete an internship in an educational environment. This can be satisfied by participation in an organization with the approval of the Vic Concurrent Education Coordinator. Written assessment of the internship is required. 

Prerequisite: Enrolment in Education and Society Minor, VIC362H1/​EDU311H
Exclusion: VIC360H1 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)


VIC361H0F/S
A Study of Chinese Literature and Culture
Professor Lawrence Geng
TBA

This course will compare selected works of Chinese and Canadian authors with a view to the presentation of such writing in an educational setting.

Note: This course is part of Victoria College's Beijing Exchange Program, and is actually held in China. Only students participating in the program may enroll. 

Distribution Requirements: Humanities
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)


VIC362H1F
Introduction to Teaching
Professor Julia Forgie
M 1-4

Builds understanding of teaching as professional practice. The course primarily focuses on the research base underlying policies and documents such as the Foundations of Professional Practice.

Prerequisite: Enrolment in Education and Society Minor (Arts)
Distribution Requirements: Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)


VIC363H1S

Teaching Math: The JUMP Approach
Professor John Mighton; Professor Tracy Solomon
M 4-6

This course will challenge the widely accepted idea that people need to be born with a special gift or natural ability to excel in mathematics. New research in education and cognitive science suggests that young learners often struggle in school because they are not taught in a way that allows their brains to work efficiently. This course will examine barriers that prevent students from learning and methods of teaching that can help all students reach their full potential (not only in math). Math lovers and math phobic students are welcome: the course aims to help students develop deeper levels of confidence and understanding in mathematics so they can become effective teachers themselves.

Distribution Requirements: Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

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