Courses 2017-18


VIC260H1-F
Equity and Diversity in Education
TBA
Lecture:  T 10-1
Tutorial: T 12-1


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: SMC271H1 and JSV202H1
Distribution Requirement: Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)




VIC261H1-S
Child and Adolescent Development in Education
Professor Ken McNeilly
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: SMC272H1, VIC261H1, JSV201H1
Distribution Requirement: Science, Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)




VIC262H1-F
Communication and Conflict Resolution in Education
Professor Kathy Bickmore
M 4-7


This course aims to develop understandings and skills in communication for handling social conflict in the context of social and cultural diversity.  It focuses on principles and practices of conflict management, resolution, and transformation—emphasizing knowledge and skill acquisition for oral and interpersonal communication across different identities, interests and worldviews.  Topics include:  causes and effects of conflicts; principles of human rights, gender equity, and conflict transformation for just and sustainable peace-building; strategies for conflict resolution (peace-making); how conflict may act as a catalyst for change; building consensus, cooperative relationships, and/or agreement to disagree; and the applications of these principles and processes to teaching and schooling.

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


VIC360H1-F / S
Education Internship
Professor Sheila Cook / Professor Yiola Cleovoulou
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 Requirement: Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)




VIC360Y1
Education Internship
Professor Sheila Cook / Professor Yiola Cleovoulou
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/EDU311H
Exclusion: VIC360H1
Distribution Requirement: Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)




VIC361H0-F / S
A Study of Chinese Literature and Culture
Professor Lawrence Geng
N/A


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


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




VIC362H1-F
Introduction to Teaching
Professor Yiola Cleovoulou
M 1-4


This course starts with exploring the child as the center of teaching and learning and then we consider the teacher’s role as decision maker and educator. Through careful consideration and reflection we will explore who we want to be as teachers and from there we will consider ways to achieve our visions for education through discussions, readings, and field experiences.

Some of the questions we will explore certain guiding questions: How might we create safe & engaging learning environments? How might we design and deliver teaching/learning experiences? How might we address diverse needs and contexts? How might we prepare/plan for teaching/learning? How might we integrate teaching, learning & assessment? How might we envision the role of the teacher? Students will also work collaboratively to explore an issue that is important in the constantly evolving field of education.


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




VIC363H1-S  
Teaching Math: The JUMP Approach
Professors John Mighton and 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 Requirement:
Social Science
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)


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