Courses 2014-15

JSV200H1 F
Communication and Conflict Resolution in Education
Professor Christina Parker
M 4-7

This course aims to develop understandings and skills in communication for handling social conflict in the context of cultural diversity. The course focuses on principles and practices of conflict management, resolution, and transformation-emphasizing interpersonal communication across different identities, interests and worldviews. Topics include: causes and effects of conflict, principles of human rights and gender equity, strategies for conflict resolution (peace-making) and conflict transformation (peace-building), and the relevance of these skills, principles, and processes to teaching and schooling. This course is designed to enable students to develop consensus-building strategies that produce agreements that everyone can live with. Through class discussions, small group work, case studies and independent study, the course will critically examine the relationship between conflict, conflict resolution and issues of diversity. This course is required of all CTEP candidates and is a pre-requisite to courses taken as part of the Bachelor of Education degree. It is assigned a 0.5 Social Science credit towards your B.A/B.Sc. There is no field placement associated with this course. 

JSV200H1F Syllabus [PDF]

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

 

JSV201H1 F
Child and Adolescent Development in Education
Professor Lisa Dack
T 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 Vic Concurrent Education Coordinator.

JSV201H1F Syllabus [PDF]

Prerequisite: Enrolment in CTEP or Education and Society Minor
Exclusion: SMC272H1, VIC261H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science or Science course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

 

JSV202H1 S
Equity and Diversity in Education
Professor Dominique Riviere
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. This courses field experience entails observation of and participation in equity and diversity efforts in a culturally-rooted school and/or community organization.

Prerequisite: Enrolment in CTEP or Education and Society Minor
Exclusion: SMC271H1, VIC260H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

 

VIC360H1 F/S
Education Internship
Instructor TBA
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/EDU311H1
Exclusion: VIC360Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

 

VIC360Y1 F/S
Education Internship
Instructor TBA
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/EDU311H1
Exclusion: VIC360H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

 

VIC362H1 F
Introduction to Teaching
Professor Christina Parker
M 12-3

This course will explore the foundations of teaching and learning and teaching as a professional practice. The course primarily focuses on the research base underlying policies and documents such as the Foundations of Professional Practice. Through field experience and critical engagement with curriculum theory students will engage in reflexive inquiry about educational practice and policies.

VIC362H1F Syllabus [PDF]

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

 

VIC363H1 S
Teaching Math: The JUMP Approach
Professor John Mighton
W 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. Research in education and cognitive science suggests that one reason why young learners may struggle in mathematics is because they are not taught in a way that allows their brains to work efficiently. This course will draw on the relevant research to examine the factors that might influence student mathematics learning and methods of teaching that could help all students reach their full potential (not only in mathematics). 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 more effective teachers.

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

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