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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions E Education EDUC
Education EDUC

Additional graduate education courses are offered under the course headings Educational Psychology (EDPS) and Educational Research (EDER).

Instruction offered by members of the Werklund School of Education and by others.

Junior Courses
Education 101       English Academic Success
Students will relate their own life story and experiences to the wider human condition by reading a variety of literary texts and through writing in a variety of literary forms. Assignments will present opportunities for students to develop a critical understanding of literature in a personal context.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to Bridging to Community-based BEd stream in the Bachelor of Education (Community-based) program, or consent of the program. ELA 20-1 or 30-2 or equivalent.
Notes:
Completion of this course meets the University of Calgary’s ELA 30-1 admission requirement.
GRADED, NOT INCLUDED IN GPA, NO CREDIT TOWARDS DEGREES
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Education 201       Introduction to Educational Studies
An introduction to the breadth and complexity of educational studies. Unique among academic domains, educational studies not only arises in the intersections of many other fields – including psychology, sociology, anthropology, and a range of disciplinary domains – it must also be responsive to a rapidly changing world.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
All Concurrent and Four-Year BEd students must successfully complete Education 201 before taking 400-level Education courses.
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Education 205       Reading Educational Research
Focusing on students’ reading skills, this course continues to develop awareness of academic language genres, formal versus informal language use, and the development of critical thinking and logical argumentation skills. Continuing development of study skills and approaches that foster long-term academic success are integrated into course materials.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to Bridging to Community-based BEd stream in the Bachelor of Education (Community-based) program, or consent of the program.
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Education 207       How Children Learn to Read
Examines how young children learn to read through their world of daily experiences.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Education 209       Supporting Children’s Reading
Students will explore strategies for promoting reading development through integrated experiential learning opportunities.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Education 211       Academic Writing in Education
Focusing on students’ writing skills, this course develops awareness of academic language genres, formal versus informal language use, as well as the skills required for researching and referencing academic work in written texts. The development of study skills and approaches that foster long-term academic success are integrated with academic language skills development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-0)
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Education 213       How Children Learn to Write
Examines how young children learn to write through their world of daily experiences.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Education 215       Supporting Children’s Writing
Students will explore strategies for promoting writing development through integrated experiential learning opportunities.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Senior Courses
Education 305       Inside Mathematics
An exploration of the usually-tacit elements of mathematical concepts and processes, the course focuses on strategies for unpacking concepts and for sustained engagement in inquiry.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Mathematics 211 or 213; and 271 or 273.
Notes:
This course will be co-taught by scholars from the Faculty of Science and Werklund School of Education.
Also known as:
(Mathematics 305)
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Education 307       Integrating Arts Education
A preparation for artists and educators to design effective learning in, about, and through the arts. Discipline-specific knowledge and technique in and about art, dance, drama, and music will be acquired in a studio environment, and applied through an interdisciplinary, collaborative lab. Learner outcomes include interdisciplinary planning skills, aesthetic awareness, critical and analysis thinking, and inter-arts competencies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Education 309       Early Childhood Development
An examination of the science of early childhood and early brain development that accounts for the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of young children from birth to age eight, and a consideration of the implications with respect to children’s healthy development and effective educational practices in the early school years.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Education 311       Language and Literacy, Learning in the Classroom
An introduction to perspectives on the way children and adolescents become “literate”, examining language and literacy from a development perspective and children’s literature from a genre perspective.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Education 420       Issues in Learning and Teaching
Presents an overview of the central issues related to the nature of learning and teaching for those preparing for the teaching profession. Themes include: the nature of learning; current realities in society; patterns of growth and development; and the changing dynamics of the teaching profession.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Education 401)
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Education 427       Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

An introduction to key elements of STEM Education, including curriculum, pedagogy, standards and assessment. Participants will learn how to engage students and integrate STEM topics across all subject areas.

427.01 STEM Early Childhood Education
427.02 STEM Elementary Route
427.03 STEM Secondary Route
427.04 STEM K-12 (Community-Based pathways only)


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the corresponding route.
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Education 430       Pragmatics of Learning and Teaching
Examines the concomitant requirements within which teachers operate. The major components that will be addressed include the ways in which teachers work within the parameters of prescribed curricula and assessment requirements, follow system and school policies, participate in team teaching and school culture, and reflect one’s work, values and goals.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Corequisite(s):
Education 440.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 403)
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Education 435       Literacy, Language and Culture
The orienting principle is that every teacher is a teacher of reading. Includes a focus on the necessity for teachers across all disciplines and grades to attend to dimensions of language development, linguistic diversity, and literacy learning in their classrooms.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Education 404)
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Education 440       Field Experience I
Students will participate in Educational Rounds in school settings within and outside of their areas of specializations under the guidance of their university field instructor and the partner school leadership team. They will explore the organization of learning in the school and the perspective of the learner and the teacher.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3)
Also known as:
(formerly Education 405)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Education 445       Individual Learning: Theories and Applications
Covers contemporary theories regarding the nature of individual learning. Students will examine the ways educators guide and support learning, design effective learning experiences, and understand underpinning factors related to individual learning. The application of these theories will be examined using examples that demonstrate and exemplify individual learning.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 440.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 406)
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Education 450       Diversity in Learning
Includes key topics in inclusive education from an interdisciplinary perspective. The development and conception of diversity of learning will be examined from historical and contemporary perspectives. Building upon this foundation, students will consider the multiple and contested ways in which diversity of learning has been conceived, implemented and evaluated in schools.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 440.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 407)
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Education 456       Assessment
An array of topics related to assessment to help students develop a professional level of knowledge, skills and attitudes in relation to the philosophy, theory and pedagogical application of assessment practices for K-12 education.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 440.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 555)
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Education 460       Specialization I

Introduction on enacting pedagogy in each of the teachable subject areas in the program and pedagogical content knowledge in each area. Includes disciplinary ways of knowing, doing and being; understanding the Alberta Programs of Study; designing for deep understanding of learners.

460.01 Specialization I Elementary Early Childhood Education
460.02 Specialization I Elementary English Language Learners
460.03 Specialization I Elementary English Language Arts
460.04 Specialization I Elementary Fine Arts
460.05 Specialization I Elementary French
460.06 Specialization I Elementary Inclusive Education
460.07 Specialization I Elementary Mathematics
460.08 Specialization I Elementary Physical Education
460.09 Specialization I Elementary Science
460.10 Specialization I Elementary Second Languages
460.11 Specialization I Elementary Social Studies
460.12 Specialization I Secondary English Language Arts
460.13 Specialization I Secondary Fine Arts
460.14 Specialization I Secondary French
460.15 Specialization I Secondary Mathematics
460.16 Specialization I Secondary Physical Education
460.17 Specialization I Secondary Science
460.18 Specialization I Secondary Second Languages
460.19 Specialization I Secondary Social Studies
460.20 Specialization I K-12 Social Studies (Community-Based pathways only)
460.21 Specialization I K-12 English Language Arts (Community-Based pathways only)
460.22 Specialization I K-12 Mathematics (Community-Based pathways only)
460.23 Specialization I K-12 Science (Community-Based pathways only)


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 440 and admission to the teachable subject area.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 409)
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Education 465       Field Experience II
This block field experience will have major focus on the complexities of individual learning. Prospective teachers will have the opportunity to follow individual students through various classrooms within their assigned schools under the guidance of their university field instructors and partner school leadership teams.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 440.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 411)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Education 520       Interdisciplinary Learning 
Students will be introduced to new knowledge building experiences that deepen their understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of learning and practice in schools and societies. Particular attention will address how teachers integrate ideas to connect learning and knowledge between subject specializations in attending to complex forms of learning and understanding, and how teachers understand their agency and leadership roles in concert with the responsibility that accompanies it.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 465.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 502)
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Education 525       Ethics and Law in Education
An introduction to the historical genesis and institutional structure of Alberta's system of education; an understanding of its legal underpinnings; an opportunity for dialogue; on current major issues in education; and discussion involving ethical decision-making surrounding educational issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 465.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 503)
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Education 530       Indigenous Education
Students will be introduced to the national and international experiences and advances of Indigenous peoples as related to education. Particular attention will be given to understanding the histories and diversity of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada and the concomitant implications that this has for education policy and practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 465.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 505)
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Education 535       Specialization II

Deepens students’ knowledge on enacting pedagogy in each of the specialization in the program and their pedagogical content knowledge in each specialization.

535.01 Specialization II Elementary Early Childhood Education
535.02 Specialization II Elementary English Language Learners
535.03 Specialization II Elementary English Language Arts
535.04 Specialization II Elementary Fine Arts
535.05 Specialization II Elementary French
535.06 Specialization II Elementary Inclusive Education
535.07 Specialization II Elementary Mathematics
535.08 Specialization II Elementary Physical Education
535.09 Specialization II Elementary Science Specialization
535.10 Specialization II Elementary Second Languages
535.11 Specialization II Elementary Social Studies
535.12 Specialization II Secondary English Language Arts
535.13 Specialization II Secondary Fine Arts Specialization
535.14 Specialization II Secondary French Specialization
535.15 Specialization II Secondary Mathematics
535.16 Specialization II Secondary Physical Education
535.17 Specialization II Secondary Science Specialization
535.18 Specialization II Secondary Second Languages
535.19 Specialization II Secondary Social Studies
535.20 Specialization II K-12 Social Studies (Community-Based pathways only)
535.21 Specialization II K-12 English Language Arts (Community-Based pathways only)
535.22 Specialization II K-12 Mathematics (Community-Based pathways only)
535.23 Specialization II K-12 Science (Community-Based pathways only)


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 465 and admission to the teachable subject area.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 506)
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Education 540       Field Experience III
This team-oriented block practicum is founded upon the principles of collaborative learning. It includes structures and supports that promote positive interdependence, individual accountability, equal participation, and simultaneous interaction.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 465.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 508)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Education 546       Design-based Thinking

An exploration of key concepts and theories underpinning design thinking. Topics covered include production pedagogy, user-centered design, and principles of design thinking. The course offers tools to incorporate elements of design thinking into effective classroom teaching in a variety of subject areas

546.01 Design-based Thinking Early Childhood Education
546.02 Design-based Thinking Elementary Route
546.03 Design-based Thinking Secondary Route
546.04 Design-based Thinking K-12 (Community-Based pathways only)


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 540 and admission to the corresponding route.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Education 546 and 545 or 550 will not be allowed.        
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Education 551       Comprehensive School Health and Wellness

A healthy school community supports the wellness of all its members and healthy students make better learners. Within the broader evidence-based comprehensive school health framework, this course provides the theoretical foundations, research base, community resources, and experiential learning to create the capacity for future teachers to be health champions.

551.01 Comprehensive School Health and Wellness Early Childhood Education
551.02 Comprehensive School Health and Wellness Elementary Route
551.03 Comprehensive School Health and Wellness Secondary Route
551.04 Comprehensive School Health and Wellness K-12 (Community-Based pathways only)


Course Hours:
3 units; H(1-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 540 and admission to the corresponding route.
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Education 556       Professional Learning

Focuses on adult education perspectives on lifelong learning and the teaching profession. It emphasizes how novice teachers understand and encourage their learning, and the impacts of that learning on their teaching practice. Theoretical frameworks, philosophical underpinnings and reflections on experiences of adult learning will be explored.

556.01 Professional Learning Early Childhood Education
556.02 Professional Learning Elementary Route
556.03 Professional Learning Secondary Route
556.04 Professional Learning K-12 (Community-Based pathways only)


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 540 and admission to the corresponding route.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 455)
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Education 560       Field Experience IV
In this extended block field experience, students will have an opportunity to work one-on-one to lead a class with a mentor teacher. They will be under the guidance of their university advisors and partner school leadership teams.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Education 540.
Also known as:
(formerly Education 513)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Education 570       Field Experience for Certification
Students will participate in an extended block field experience to lead a class with a mentor teacher. Students will be supervised by their University field instructors and partner teachers.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-6)
Notes:
Restricted to students who require Alberta provincial certification or students who have received permission to register from the Associate Dean.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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