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University of Calgary Calendar 2013-2014 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions E Educational Research EDER
Educational Research EDER

Additional graduate education courses are offered under the course heading Educational Psychology (EDPS) and undergraduate courses are offered under the course heading Education (EDUC).

Instruction offered by members of the Graduate Programs in Education.

Associate Dean – M. Jacobsen

Graduate Courses
Educational Research 603       Research Methods
Introduction to various approaches to research in education.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 605       Special Topics in Professional Development

Course Hours:
Q(1.5-0)
Notes:
Consult Schedule of Classes for offerings.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 613       Change and Innovation in Education
Examines both traditional and contemporary research literature relevant to change and innovation in educational settings.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 617       Organizational Theory and Analysis in Education
Human organization as the setting for the delivery of educational services.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 619       Special Topics in Educational Leadership
Attends to the contemporary and timely debates that shape educational leadership at local, national and international levels.  Topics are reflective of the pressing and current issues in educational leadership.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Consult Schedule of Classes for offerings.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 621       Assessment of Classroom Learning
Examines both traditional and emerging assessment techniques, including Performance Assessment and Learning Portfolios, for examining students' learning outcomes.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 623       Topics in Educational Technology
Topics and issues in educational technology.
Course Hours:
H(3-2)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 625       Teacher Evaluation
Examines both traditional and emerging techniques, e.g. Portfolios, for assessing teacher performance.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 629       Special Topics in Assessment/Evaluation
Consult Schedule of Classes for offerings.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 631       Special Topics in Workplace and Adult Learning
Examines topics in Workplace and Adult Learning.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 635       Topics in Adult Learning
Explores a variety of current topics and discourses pertaining to adult education and adult learning.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Consult current timetable for offerings. This course is for master's and doctoral students in Adult Learning.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 641       Research on the Reading Process
Examination and criticism of competing theoretical discourses about the teaching and learning of reading in the elementary school.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 649       Special Topics in English Language Education

Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 651       Philosophy of Education
Philosophical topics in the context of education. Consult Schedule of Classes for offerings.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 653       Sociology of Education
Sociological topics in the context of education. Consult Schedule of Classes for offerings.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 655       Comparative Education
Topics in comparative education. Consult Schedule of Classes for offerings.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 657       Culture and Gender Studies
Culture and gender topics in the context of education. Consult Schedule of Classes for offerings.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 659       History of Education
Historical topics in the context of education. Consult Schedule of Classes for offerings.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 667       Second Language Reading and Writing
Research and practice in second language reading and writing; instructional techniques for specific audiences; theories of reading and writing.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 668       Theory and Research in Languages and Diversity
Topics include the acquisition, use, learning and teaching of language(s) and literacy in a variety of settings.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Consult current timetable for offerings.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 669       Aspects of Second Language and Culture
Introduction to research and issues on various aspects of second language and culture.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 671       Conceptualizing Educational Technology
Seminar to familiarize students with the terrain of educational technology.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 673       Instructional Design
Integration of theory and practice associated with the selection and sequencing of content across the instructional spectrum and the matching of instructional strategies to characteristics of learners and content.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 675       Principles of Instructional Development
Topics include the examination of a variety of instructional development models, the systems approach to developing instruction, front-end analysis and needs assessment, risk analysis, constraint analysis, resource analysis, task analysis, and evaluation.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 677       Distributed Learning
Examination of distributed teaching and learning processes in educational systems with attention to computer mediated teaching and communication and integrated instructional design methodologies. Other topics include media selection, online team-building, social context issues, and leadership of distributed learning organizations.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 679       Special Topics in Educational Technology
Examination of current topics and issues in educational technology and related areas.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 681       Studying Curriculum
Curriculum research, theory, and practice with particular reference to curriculum aims, content, organization and change.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Educational Research 665, 669.27 or 699.42.
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Educational Research 682       Conceptualizing Interpretive Inquiry
An introduction to the various approaches to conducting interpretive studies in curriculum.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Required course in MA and MSc Curriculum & Learning programs.
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Educational Research 683       Curriculum Development, Implementation and Assessment
Making sense of what happens when curriculum policy becomes reality and affects students, teachers, parents and politicians.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 685       Interpretive Curriculum Discourses
The field of interpretive work in curriculum theory.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
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Educational Research 687       Interpretive Study of Curriculum I
Introduction to the study of curriculum, theory and practice with an emphasis on lived experience at the Master’s level.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Educational Research 687 and either 681 or 683 are not allowed.
Notes:
Required course in MA and MSc Curriculum & Learning programs.
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Educational Research 688       Interpretive Study of Curriculum II
In-depth study of the historical movements and philosophical contexts of contemporary curriculum theorizing and practice at the Master’s level.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for both Educational Research 688 and 685 is not allowed.
Notes:
Required course in MA and MSc Curriculum & Learning programs.
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Educational Research 689       Aspects of School Curriculum
Introductory systematic study of research and issues focused on various areas of the school curriculum.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 692       Collaboratory of Practice
An examination of real world problems and practices through reviewing the theoretical and research literature linking these to an analytical framework.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 693       Interpretive Study of Curriculum
Introduction to the various forms of educational inquiry.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 696       Special Topics in Education
Topics designed to prepare foreign-prepared teachers to meet Alberta Education teacher certification requirements.
Course Hours:
H(3-2)
Notes:
Normally restricted to students in the Bridge to Teaching program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 697       Special Topics

Course Hours:
Q(1.5-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 698       Special Topics

Course Hours:
F(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 700       Seminar for First-Year PhD/EdD Students
Seminar on selected topics.
Course Hours:
F(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to doctoral students.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Educational Research 701       Advanced Research Methods
Advanced study in the conduct of research.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to doctoral students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 703       Directed Study
Individual doctoral study in a selected area.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 705       Doctoral Seminar in Educational Leadership
Provides doctoral students with a contemporary Canadian focus on significant issues in educational leadership.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to doctoral students.
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Educational Research 707       Collaboratory of Practice I
Review the theoretical and research literature and use analytical framework to explore problems of practice.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Educational Research 708       Collaboratory of Practice II
Integrate theoretical, research, and practical knowledge through a focus on data collection and analysis.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Educational Research 709       Dissertation Seminar I
Undertaking a doctoral research study and successful passing of the candidacy.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Educational Research 710       Dissertation Seminar II
Culminates in the dissertation defence.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Educational Research 719       Advanced Special Topics in Educational Leadership
Provides doctoral students with advanced exploration of diverse, contemporary topics in k-12 and post-secondary learning organizations.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to doctoral students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 733       Advanced Workplace and Adult Learning
Advanced exploration of diverse topics in workplace and adult learning.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to doctoral students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 735       Advanced Topics in Adult Learning
Drawing from a foundational understanding and appreciation of adult education and adult learning, this course provides a deeper exploration of current topics and discourses that inform this field of scholarship and practice.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to doctoral students. Consult current timetable for offerings. Doctoral students are encouraged to discuss enrolment in this course with their supervisor, to determine if they have a foundational understanding of adult education and adult learning (acquired through previous course work or related work experience).
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 741       Advanced Seminar in Theory and Research in Literacy Education
A critical examination of theories, models, and research that underpin literacy education.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to Doctoral students.
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Educational Research 768       Theory and Research in Languages and Diversity
Topics include current issues in languages and diversity, assessment and evaluation, language policy and planning, and language-identity-democracy.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to Doctoral students. Consult current timetable for offerings,
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 771       Doctoral Seminar in Educational Technology
An examination of the historical and philosophical foundations of field informs the critical analysis of current and emerging research in educational technology. In this seminar, doctoral students study research and methodology across domains of the field, standards for practice, emerging trends and leading, teaching and learning with technology in diverse contexts.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to EdD students in Educational Technology specialization.  
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Educational Research 773       Advanced Seminar in Design and Development of Learning
An exploration of advances and trends in learning and instructional design and development theory and evaluation; investigate collaboration and community; participatory cultures, innovation and change research, learning science theory, and knowledge building.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Notes:
Open to EdD students from across specializations.
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Educational Research 775       Advanced Seminar in Technology Enabled Learning Environments
An evaluation of prevalent and promising distributed, blended and collaborative learning environments through design, development and inclusive learning perspectives; analysis of affordances and constraints of mobile, dynamic and participatory realities and integrative networks.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Notes:
Open to EdD students from across specializations.
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Educational Research 777       Advanced Seminar in Leading Systemic Change
Key concepts include issues of systemic change, network/systems theory, diffusion of innovations and change theories, complex adaptive leadership, and opportunities for transformed leadership, teaching and learning in agile and changing education systems and networks.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Notes:
Open to EdD students from across specializations.
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Educational Research 779       Advanced Educational Technology
Advanced concepts in educational technology.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to doctoral students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 781       Conceptualizing Curriculum Research
Analysis of different approaches to curriculum research, especially assumptions, meaning frameworks, and views of the theory/practice relationship.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to Doctoral students.
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Educational Research 782       Interpretive Study of Curriculum III
In-depth study of the various approaches to conducting interpretive studies in curriculum, teaching and learning at the doctoral level.
Course Hours:
F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Educational Research 681 and 685, or 687 and 688, or equivalent.
Notes:
Normally restricted to Doctoral students. Required course in PhD Curriculum & Learning.
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Educational Research 784       Doctoral Seminar on Perspectives of Learning
Study of particular aspects of Learning Theory at the doctoral level.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to Doctoral students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 785       Advanced Study of Interpretive Curriculum Discourses
An advanced study of interpretive curriculum discourses focussing on cutting-edge examples of such work.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to Doctoral students.
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Educational Research 786       Doctoral Seminar in Interpretive Curriculum Discourses
Study of particular aspects of Curriculum Discourses at the doctoral level.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to Doctoral students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Educational Research 798       Advanced Special Topics
Provides doctoral students with advanced exploration and study of emerging topics in education.
Course Hours:
F(3-0)
Notes:
Normally restricted to Doctoral students.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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