2021-2022 Graduate Calendar

Education  
Master of Education (MEd) Dean Michael Owen Faculty of Education Associate Dean, Graduate Student Services, International, and Research Michael O'Sullivan Faculty of Education Graduate Faculty Core Faculty Professors Denise Armstrong, Sheila M. Bennett, Fiona Blaikie, Sandra Bosacki, Lorenzo Cherubini, Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker, Susan M. Drake, Xavier Fazio, Candace Figg, Tiffany Gallagher, Debra Harwood, David Hutchison, Julian Kitchen, Chunlei Lu, Michelle McGinn, Ruth McQuirter, Dolana Mogadime, Lissa Paul, Nancy Taber, Susan Tilley, Mary-Louise Vanderlee, Louis Volante, Kari-Lynn Winters, Vera Woloshyn Associate Professors Joe Barrett, Hilary Brown, Diane Collier, Spy Dennone-Welch, Ann-Marie DiBiase, Tony Di Petta, Shelley Griffin, Catherine Hands, Kamini Jaipal-Jamani, Doug Karrow, Renee Kuchapski, Xiaobin Li, Robert McGray, Joyce Mgombelo, Trevor Norris, Michael O'Sullivan, Camille Rutherford, Michael Savage, Leanne Taylor, Peter Vietgen Assistant Professors Sandra Della Porta, Steven Khan Participating Faculty Professors Emeriti Sharon M. Abbey, Ralph Connelly, Coral Mitchell, John M. Novak. Professors Maureen Connolly (Kinesiology), Nancy Francis (Kinesiology), John McNamara (Child and Youth Studies), Tim O'Connell (Recreation and Leisure Studies). Associate Professors Mary Breunig (Recreation and Leisure Studies), Scott Forrester (Recreation and Leisure Studies), Gail Frost (Kinesiology), Shannon Moore (Child and Youth Studies), Dawn Zinga (Child and Youth Studies). Administrative Offices Chair David Hutchison dhutchison@brocku.ca Graduate Program Director Michael Savage msavage@brocku.ca Graduate Student Academic Coordinator Wanda Burger 905-688-5550, ext. 5496 WH114 wburger@brocku.ca Administrative Coordinator Betty Chambers 905-688-5550, ext. 3082 WH113 bchambers@brocku.ca Administrative Assistant Danielle Larmon 905-688-5550, ext. 4823 WH127 dlarmon@brocku.ca Graduate Assistant 905-688-5550 med@brocku.ca International Programs Manager Susan Virtue 905-688-5550, ext. 6084 WH9D svirtue@brocku.ca International Student Services Coordinator Clinton Kewley 905-688-5550, ext. 6309 WH9F ckewley@brocku.ca Graduate Student Support Coordinator (Non-Academic Student Support) Cecilia Garcia Vega 905-688-5550, ext. 3994 WH127 cgarciavega@brocku.ca  
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Program Description Go to top of document
The Master of Education (MEd) program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical perspectives that have influenced education, and a foundational understanding of research. The program has a variety of courses that focus on specific topic areas as well as ones that are general, addressing broad educational topics (please see the course descriptions). Students in the course- and research-based pathways who wish to engage in an in-depth study of one or more topics in their program will be able to examine issues and concepts within particular areas of study, or concentrations. Students in the Internationally educated, Student Pathway (ISP) may choose to complete their program in one of two fields of specialization: Administration and Leadership in Education, and Teaching, Learning and Development. Courses are offered at the main campus in St. Catharines as well as at a satellite location and online. Both full- and part-time studies are available. The MEd program is intended to enhance the capacity of students to engage in critical reflection, scholarly inquiry, and informed educational practice. Graduates obtain credentials to pursue careers in higher education, adult education, training and / or professional development services, health related fields, or doctoral studies.  
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Students will normally hold a four-year Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (Brock University equivalent) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study. Successful teaching or other professional experience is an asset. Applicants who have not completed their undergraduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction will be required to provide proof of English Language Proficiency. For full listing of accepted tests see: https://brocku.ca/education/programs/graduate-programs/master-of-education/#program-pathway-options, and https://brocku.ca/education/programs/graduate-programs/master-of-education-international/. Admission into the MEd ISP in any one year is dependent, in part, on sufficient student enrolment and/or the availability of supervisory and teaching resources. Intake into the MEd ISP is typically the beginning of July of each calendar year.  
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Students have the option of completing their MEd program following either a Course Pathway or a Research Pathway. All students must complete EDUC 5P92 Introduction to Educational Research and an exit course that corresponds to their pathway. Additionally, all students must register in EDUC 5N99 Graduate Seminar in Education, a non-credit course that runs in the fall term only. Students in course-and research-based pathways may take any additional course offered in the program to meet their credit requirements. Students in the course-based pathway or research-based MRP option may choose to complete their coursework in one or two concentrations, or to complete a general MEd degree with no concentrations. Students in the research-based pathway who are completing the thesis option are required to complete their coursework in one concentration. Students in the Internationally educated Student Pathway (ISP) complete their course- or research-based studies in one of two fields of specialization (please see the program of study for the ISP).  
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All students in the course pathway must complete: Nine half-credit courses including EDUC 5P92, plus the exit course EDUC 5Q97 Culminating Seminar.  
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Students in the Research Pathway may elect to complete either a Major Research Paper (MRP) or a thesis. Full-time students in the Research Pathway make the decision to complete either a thesis or MRP after they have successfully completed their fall term. Part-time students decide after course work is completed. For this, students must submit an Application to Complete an MRP or an Application to Complete a Thesis, plus a 250-word Research Plan after their course work has been completed. Students in the MRP or Thesis option may register in either the EDUC 5P98 or EDUC 5P96, but not both and should take an additional research-based course. Major Research Paper Option: All students in the Research Pathway Major Research Paper (MRP) option must complete: Seven half-credit courses including EDUC 5P92, plus the exit course EDUC 5D91 Major Research Paper. Thesis Option: All students in the Research Pathway Thesis option must complete: Five half-credit courses including EDUC 5P92, plus the exit course EDUC 5K95 Thesis Tutorial.  
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Students apply into a general MEd program, and are able to register for any course offered in the program. Most of the program’s courses are clustered together into six concentrations that allow students to examine topics within particular areas of study. Each concentration has a core course, which provides foundational content for the concentration, and a selection of additional courses from which to choose. In addition to P courses, V courses are special topic electives that may be offered occasionally in response to student interest, and may be taken as concentration electives. Students must complete a minimum of three courses including the core course in a concentration in order to apply for a concentration designation on their transcripts.  
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This concentration engages students in a critical examination of theories that influence administrative practice with the aim of understanding, creating, and sustaining ethical and humane educational institutions and developing an informed administrative identity. Students interested in completing a concentration in Administration, Leadership and Policy are required to complete the core course: EDUC 5P60 Constructions of Organization. They must also complete a minimum of two concentration electives. The concentration electives include: EDUC 5P62, 5P63, 5P64, 5P70, 5P72, 5P73, 5P74, 5P75, and 5P76. A minimum of six concentration courses will be offered each academic year; however, the offerings may change from year to year.  
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This area of concentration engages students in a critical examination of theories, principles, and practices that influence learners across the lifespan of their learning. This concentration also examines key issues in post-secondary organizations. To attain credit for completing this concentration, students must successfully complete the concentration’s core course, EDUC 5P05 Foundations of Adult and Postsecondary Education, and at least two other courses of their choice in the concentration (EDUC 5P14, 5P24, 5P33, 5P34, 5P35, 5P36, 5P51, 5P52, 5P84, and 5V40). The concentration’s core course is offered every year. Five additional courses in the concentration are offered each year on a rolling basis.  
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This concentration focuses on critical, innovative, and contemporary approaches to curriculum. The courses promote analysis of curriculum research and practice, and application of this knowledge to diverse educational contexts. The concentration is designed to support pre-school to post-secondary practitioners and novice researchers interested or engaged in curriculum reforms in formal and informal settings. Students interested in completing this concentration are required to complete the core course: EDUC 5P44 Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation. They must also complete a minimum of two concentration electives. The concentration electives include: EDUC 5P41, 5P48, 5P55, 5P56, 5P59, and 5V14. A minimum of 6 concentration courses will be offered each academic year; however, the offerings may change from year to year.  
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The field of educational psychology applies psychological theory, research and evidence-based practice to inform teaching, learning and wellness across diverse instructional contexts. Students in this concentration critically examine and critique cognitive, affective, and behavioural aspects of learners across the life span. Consideration is given to evidence-based instructional designs and learning strategies that promote wellness for all learners. To attain credit for completing this concentration students must successfully complete the concentration’s core course, EDUC 5P50 Foundations of Educational Psychology, and at least two other courses of their choice in the concentration. The Educational Psychology elective courses include: EDUC 5P31, 5P32, 5P33, 5P37, 5P38, 5P39, 5P45, 5P46, 5P47, 5P87, 5V40. The concentration’s core course is offered every year. Five additional courses in the concentration are offered each year on a rolling basis.  
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The way in which educators engage in their practice can be reflective major pedagogical approaches that include behaviorism, constructivism, social constructivism, and liberationism as well as myths and misunderstandings. By critically examining Western, Indigenous, and critical pedagogical approaches, educators will be able to engage mindfully in diverse research-based practices to support learners across the lifespan within various contexts. To attain credit for completing this concentration, students must successfully complete the concentration’s core course, EDUC 5P08 Foundations of Pedagogy, and at least two additional courses within the concentration. The Pedagogy concentration electives include: EDUC 5P09, 5P10, 5P11, 5P14, 5P24, 5P42, 5P43, 5P54. The concentration’s core course is offered every year. Five additional courses in the concentration are offered each year on a rolling basis.  
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This concentration engages students in a critical analysis of theoretical, political, historical, and sociocultural perspectives that inform socially just approaches to education and schooling. To attain credit for completing this concentration, students must successfully complete the concentration’s core course, EDUC 5P00 Introduction to Social Justice, Power and Politics in Education. They must also complete a minimum of two concentration electives. The concentration electives include: EDUC 5P01, 5P07, 5P11, 5P15, 5P17, 5P20, 5P21, 5P24, 5P25, 5P62 and 5P64. A minimum of 5 elective concentration courses will be offered each academic year; however, the offerings may change from year to year. Note: There are some courses that are cross-listed in more than one concentration. Each cross-listed course counts as one half-credit toward the degree requirement, and students may use a cross-listed course toward the completion of one concentration of their choice, but not more than one concentration.  
Internationally Educated Student Pathway (ISP) - No new applications accepted Go to top of document
The MEd (ISP) is situated in two fields of specialization: Administration and Leadership in Education, and Teaching, Learning and Development. It is offered as a cohort program for full-time students only. Students typically begin the program in the summer term (July start date) and follow a prescribed program of study. All students in this program are registered in the Course-based Pathway. With permission from the ISP Steering Committee and the Graduate Program Director/Department Chair, a limited number of students may transfer into the MRP Research Pathway after they have successfully completed the fall term.  
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Students must complete ten half-course credits as well as EDUC 5N99, a non-credit course. The structure of the ALE field of specialization is as follows: Summer term: EDUC 5P99 Introduction to Studies in Education EDUC 5N99 Graduate Studies in Education Fall term: EDUC 5P60 Constructions of Organization EDUC 5P73 The Challenges of Educational Leadership EDUC 5P92 Introduction to Educational Research EDUC 5Q96 Experiential Learning in Education Winter term: EDUC 5P21 Comparative and International Education EDUC 5P62 Politics, Power and Policy in Education EDUC5P64 Ethics in Educational Decision Making EDUC 5P72 Effecting Change in Education Spring term: EDUC 5Q97 Culminating Seminar in Education  
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Students must complete ten half-course credits as well as EDUC 5N99, a non-credit course. The structure of the TLD field of specialization is as follows: Summer term: EDUC 5P99 Introduction to Studies in Education EDUC 5N99 Graduate Studies in Education Fall term: EDUC 5P30 Development, Learning and Curriculum EDUC 5P24 Socially and Culturally Situated Learning EDUC 5P92 Introduction to Educational Research EDUC 5Q96 Experiential Learning in Education Winter term: EDUC 5P21 Comparative and International Education EDUC 5P42 Innovative Practices in Curriculum/Assessment (K-16) EDUC 5P72 Effecting Change in Education EDUC 5V30-5V70 Special Topics in Teaching, Learning and Development Spring term: EDUC 5Q97 Culminating Seminar in Education Under exceptional circumstances, the Department may require the substitution of other relevant courses for those usually required.  
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Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable timetable for details. Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. A selection of the courses listed below will be offered each term. Students should consult the schedule of course offerings published in the online MEd registration weblink: https://brocku.ca/registrar/guides-and-timetable/graduate-students Courses may be cancelled in the event of insufficient student registration numbers. Selection of courses is usually made with a program consultant. EDUC 5P00 Introduction to Social Justice, Power and Politics in Education An interdisciplinary overview of the philosophical, sociological and literary pillars of pedagogical practice. EDUC 5P01 Developing a Critical Language Theoretical approaches to practical educational situations using a problem-based approach. EDUC 5P05 Foundations of Adult and Postsecondary Education Focuses on the roles, characteristics and diversity of learners across the lifespan and the contexts in which their learning occurs. A critical examination of the theories, principles, and practice of teaching and learning in global and Canadian contexts. Understanding the structures, power dynamics, governance issues, their influence on these practices, and their relationships to learning. Emphasis on a variety of perspectives for a critical and personal analysis of current issues in the field. This is the core course for the Adult and Postsecondary Education concentration. EDUC 5P07 Contemporary Issues in Global Education Identification, analysis and critique of contemporary and recurring social, economic, political and environmental issues within a global educational framework. Exploration of how issues apply to elementary and secondary curriculum and instructional practices. EDUC 5P08 Foundations of Pedagogy Illuminating the assumptions underpinning the Western, Indigenous, and critical pedagogical approaches. This is the core course for the Pedagogy concentration. EDUC 5P09 Theories of Literacy Historical analysis of literacy instruction as a continuously contested site of educational discourse. EDUC 5P10 The Body as a Site for Knowledge Examines scholarship on embodiment to understand how the body is inscribed by political, social and cultural factors encompassing health, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, class and geography. Considers ways of knowing in and through the body in relation to curriculum theorizing and inquiry. EDUC 5P11 Culture, Identity, and Pedagogy: Advancing a Lived Curriculum Examines the enactment of curriculum in educational contexts in relation to teachers and students. Analysis of multicultural and antiracist frameworks, theories and pedagogies that support equitable educational experiences. EDUC 5P14 War, Gender and Learning Exploration of the ways in which gender, war, and militarism interact with human learning processes and the associated implications for educators concerned with social justice. Note: Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in EDUC 5V08. EDUC 5P15 Developing a Personal Philosophy of Educational Practice Critical analysis of concepts, principles and ideals that underlie contemporary education. Emphasis on the connections between educational visions and practices for the development of a defensible educational philosophy. EDUC 5P17 Theoretical Orientations in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education Analysis of the development of sociological studies in education, which address the social, economic and political concerns of diverse groups in Canada. Exploration of how the social construction of race, class and gender intersect to produce hierarchies in our stratified society. EDUC 5P20 History and Philosophy of Education Critical analysis of historical and contemporary theories and educational philosophies in light of current debates about purposes of education in pluralistic societies. Explore contemporary cultural contexts using alternative educational theories. EDUC 5P21 Comparative and International Education Cross-disciplinary study of international and intercultural issues in social context. Exploration of the implications for curriculum and pedagogical strategies in associated areas including Multicultural, Comparative, Global and Development Education. EDUC 5P24 Socially and Culturally Situated Learning Examination of contemporary theoretical and methodological perspectives that emphasize the social construction of learning and knowing. How these perspectives influence the ways that we understand the content and process of learning in individual and group settings. EDUC 5P25 The Right to Education: Historical Frameworks Explores the ideal of state-mandated and publicly supported education for all as a core pillar of democratic societies. This course is about critiquing the historical, philosophical and systemic underpinnings of contemporary schooling. EDUC 5P30 Development, Learning and Curriculum Overview and application of basic educational foundational theory to the types of decisions educators make before, during and after contact with students, colleagues, administrators and community members. Emphasis on a variety of perspectives for critical and personal analysis of current issues in the field. Restriction: This course is available to ISP students only. EDUC 5P31 Families, School and Community Collaboration in Education Exploration of home-school-community relations from historic to contemporary perspectives. Through an examination and analysis of research and practice, an understanding of various strategies for engaging families and community members in students' learning is developed. Emphasis is on creating models to promote collaboration for student achievement and wellbeing. EDUC 5P32 Learning and the Mind Exploration of cognitive factors that influence learning including long and short-term memory, attention, and metacognition. Review of principles of explicit instruction and scaffolding. Participation in experiments related to memory, learning and strategic instruction. EDUC 5P33 Development, Life-Long Learning and Meaning-Making Critical understandings of developmental issues in education using life-span psychology and narrative methodologies. Exploration of professional aging and development using theoretical and practical approaches and implications for teaching and learning. EDUC 5P34 Individuals, Institutions and Lifelong Learning in Higher and Adult Education An exploration of higher and adult education roles, rights, responsibilities and expectations of learners, educators and administrators in the design, delivery, and accountability of and for educational services. Aspects of structure, function, and valuation are considered against the backdrop of change through globalization, population diversity, and contemporary relevance. EDUC 5P35 Adult Teaching and Learning Examination of theoretical foundations of adult teaching and learning, characteristics of adult learners in diverse contexts, and guiding principles for practice. Exploration of current topics including women as learners, technology, self-directed learning, andragogy and transformative learning. Designing, facilitating and evaluating adult learning activities. EDUC 5P36 Critical Perspectives on Adult Learning A critical examination of a variety of perspectives on adult education. Understanding and analyzing the conceptual frameworks that underlie adult education practices across a variety of contexts. Critical perspectives to personal practice and topics of interest. EDUC 5P37 Developmental and Educational Issues in Children and Adolescents Explores issues from child and adolescent developmental psychology. Develops a personal framework for understanding past, present and future educational experiences. EDUC 5P38 Assessing Learners' Academic Difficulties Participation in a supervised experiential learning opportunity with a client experiencing academic difficulties. Using formal assessments to determine client's areas of strength and potential improvement. Engaging in intake, report writing and debriefing. EDUC 5P39 Understanding the Reading Process and Reading Difficulties Exploration of the reading process and associated theories of reading ability. Examining factors that influence students' reading abilities and evidence-based practices that support the development/enhancement of these skills. Exploring topics of related interest. EDUC 5P41 Early Childhood Education Exploration of the research on the effectiveness of past and present program models of child development with the intent of designing curriculum for young children that encourages optimal growth. EDUC 5P42 Innovative Practices in Curriculum/Assessment (K-16) Examination of contemporary practices that bridge accountability and relevance based on learning/teaching principles. Exploration of curriculum alignment with an emphasis on assessment into instructional strategies. EDUC 5P43 Invitational and Holistic Approaches to Education Creative application of invitational and holistic theory to teaching, learning, and curriculum practices. Connecting theory to multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence and self-concept, interpersonal skills, integrated studies, collaborative learning and creative problem solving, and organizational strategies and democratic practice. EDUC 5P44 Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation Examination of past and current curriculum design, implementation and assessment models from the perspective of students, teachers and administrators. Exploration of future directions in program design, implementation and evaluation. This is the core course for the Curriculum Studies concentration. EDUC 5P45 Learning Difficulties in the Classroom: Diagnosis and Programming Examination of major theories, research and instructional strategies developed for students with exceptionalities. Critical analysis of current perspectives and controversies on identification, intervention and causative factors. Exploration of effective intervention strategies through case study. EDUC 5P46 Behavioural Disorders in the Classroom Analysis of the behavioural disturbances of children and adolescents. Examination of biological, psychological, behavioural and cognitive models regarding etiology, diagnosis and interventions. Topics include oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, hyperactivity anxiety and depression. Case study analysis to connect theory to practice. EDUC 5P47 Emotional Lives in the Classroom Investigation of students' emotional experiences and self-knowledge through psycho-educational research, inclusive philosophies and educational practices. EDUC 5P48 Science in the Curriculum Analysis of K-16 science curriculum including current approaches. Emphasis on the use of learning technologies and instructional activities. EDUC 5P50 Foundations of Educational Psychology Explores issues of teaching, learning and wellness across diverse educational settings. This is the core course for the Educational Psychology: Teaching, Learning and Wellness concentration. EDUC 5P51 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Critical examination of the theoretical foundations and processes, principles, and practice of teaching and learning in higher education. Exploration of topics including educational development; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL); designing, facilitating, and evaluating teaching and learning in higher education; online and blended learning; reflective practice; and additional topics of interest. EDUC 5P52 Contemporary Issues in Higher Education Exploration of expectations, roles and stakeholder functions in relation to changing educational and professional environments in higher education. Topics include information and communication technology, distance learning, public accountability and performance indicators. EDUC 5P54 Designing Curriculum to Develop Thinking Abilities Analysis and application of past and current conceptions and theories on how to develop critical and reflective thinking skills across the curriculum. EDUC 5P55 Mathematics in the Curriculum Analysis of elementary and secondary mathematics curriculum including current approaches. Emphasis on major issues and trends. EDUC 5P56 Technology in the Curriculum Analysis of the impact of computer technology and the information age on society and schools. Examination of the integration of new technology (including microcomputers) and information-age skills into the curriculum. EDUC 5P59 The Arts in the Curriculum Examination of the contributions of educating through art, drama, music, dance and writing for meaningful learning. The cognitive, social, kinesthetic and problem-solving strategies used by creative persons. EDUC 5P60 Constructions of Organization Analysis of organizational theories as they relate to educational institutions. Emphasis on how people shape and are shaped by organizations and how reciprocal processes affect administrative and professional practice. EDUC 5P62 Politics, Power, and Policy in Education Examination of policymaking as a political process. Focus on the actors who negotiate educational policy and their conflicting and shared interests. Prerequisite(s): For ISP students: EDUC 5P60 EDUC 5P63 Accountability and Education Critical and historical examination of accountability. Influence of ideology and governance on educational practice. EDUC 5P64 Ethics in Educational Decision Making Exploration of the consequential nature of decision making. Analysis of the impacts of discretionary power, ethical frameworks and decision-making models on administrative practice. EDUC 5P70 The Social Context of Administration Examination of the role of educational administrators in perpetuating and/or disturbing social order. Focus on educational administrators' obligations and entry points into social justice policies, practices, and discourses. EDUC 5P72 Effecting Change in Education Analysis of mandated and emergent change in educational institutions. Focus on developing informed responses that balance stability and change for sustainable improvement. EDUC 5P73 Challenges of Educational Leadership Exploration of purposes and assumptions of leadership in educational contexts. Examining tensions and connections between leadership and management in administrative and professional practice. EDUC 5P74 Life in Educational Organizations Examination of interpersonal tensions and dynamics in educational settings. Focus on shared and contested norms and assumptions that affect growth, development, and practice of all organizational members. EDUC 5P75 Financing Education Examination of political economies of education through theories and practices of resource acquisition and distribution. Analyzing linkages among interests, resources, decisions, outcomes and political motives. EDUC 5P76 Living with(in) the Law Examination of issues, interests and judgments in education case law. Analyzing how legal decisions influence administrative and professional practice.  
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EDUC 5V01-5V18 Special Topics in Social and Cultural Contexts in Education Seminar for students wishing to study a specific problem area in Social and Cultural Contexts in Education. EDUC 5V14 Understanding 21st Century Literacy Education: New, Digital, and Design Literacies Past, new and emerging strands of literacy education in the classroom, policy, and within pedagogy. An examination of critical literacy, new literacy studies, family literacy, multimodality to multiliteracies, digital literacies, and design literacies. EDUC 5V30-5V70 Special Topics in Teaching, Learning, and Development Seminar for students wishing to study a specific problem area Teaching, Learning, and Development. EDUC 5V40 Theory of Mind and Learning Across the Lifespan Engaging with critical theory and cutting edge research to explore how sociocommunicative routines in the classroom, and language development enable new modes of cognition and emotion that in turn support complex school-based social interactions. EDUC 5V80-5V89 Special Topics in Administration and Leadership in Education Seminar for students wishing to study a specific problem area in Administration and Leadership in Education.  
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EDUC 5N99 Graduate Seminar in Education A non-credit graduate seminar that focuses on issues for graduate students may encounter while developing their programs of study and preparing their proposals for major research papers and theses. Note: This course is required for all students. EDUC 5P99 Introduction to Studies in Education Education as a field of study and multiple ways of knowing. Review of current educational theories, trends, and issues. Provides a foundation for research literacy. EDUC 5V93 Education, Democracy and the Public Good Examination of current and historical perspectives on the relationship between democracy, education, and the public good. Issues include populism, authoritarianism, political ideology, radicalism, political apathy, academic freedom, teacher freedom of speech, teacher neutrality, indoctrination, and the extent to which education is a public good - and what that might mean.  
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EDUC 5P82 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research Examination of quantitative approaches used in educational research including experimental designs, correlational studies, and surveys. Review of statistical procedures and skills for analyzing and interpreting data. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5P92 or permission of the instructor. EDUC 5P92 An Introduction to Educational Research Interdisciplinary analysis of research methods used in education with an emphasis on basic research concepts and their application. Note: This is a required course for all students; failure to obtain a minimum grade of 70% in this course could result in required withdrawal from the program. EDUC 5P95 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research An examination of research approaches using a variety of qualitative methods including case studies, interview strategies, action research approaches, biography, ethnography and historical methods. Combined designs will be discussed as ways of gaining novel insights into educational events. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5P92 or permission of the instructor.  
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EDUC 5P84 Exploring Approaches to Professional Development Exploration of theoretical and experiential approaches to professional development. Personal set of "living" standards of practice, appreciative inquiry, ongoing study groups, and narrative approaches. Analyzing the role of professional development for teacher development, learning organizations, and educational reform. EDUC 5P87 Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness Examination of methods for evaluating teaching at all levels of education. Issues related to student ratings and teacher performance appraisal as determinants of teaching quality, and relationship between teaching effectiveness and student achievement. EDUC 5P94 Advanced Writing Seminar An interdisciplinary approach to scholarly writing and publishing in higher education. Exploration of the stages of the writing and publishing cycle in relation to personal interests, and a sense of self as writer. Recommended for students preparing to write their theses, MRPs, or culminating papers.  
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EDUC 5P96 Educational Internship A one-term field experience in which students are supervised by a faculty member and apprentice with a field mentor to achieve specific learning goals. Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Program Director on the basis of a written application. Note: Students are required to find a faculty member and a field mentor and submit a proposal form for approval. Students completing the five half-credit research-based thesis route are restricted to completing one of either EDUC 5P98 (Independent Study) or EDUC 5P96 (Educational Internship) as either a concentration or general elective course. EDUC 5P98 Independent Study in Education Specialized study on an individual basis under the direction of a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite(s): Permission of Graduate Program Director on the basis of a written application. Note: Only one independent study course may count towards the MEd degree. Students completing the five half-credit research-based thesis route are restricted to completing one of either EDUC 5P98 (Independent Study) or EDUC 5P96 (Educational Internship) as either a concentration or general elective course. EDUC 5Q96 Experiential Learning in Education Students learn, apply, and reflect on educational work and learning in a Canadian context. Students connect theory to practice and contribute to wider learning communities in an experiential setting. Restriction: Only available to ISP students  
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EDUC 5D91 Major Research Paper in Educational Studies Individual investigation or analysis of an issue/area in contemporary educational practice. Topics must be approved by a faculty advisor who will also supervise and guide the student during the preparation of the document. Prerequisite(s): All required core courses and electives, including EDUC 5P92 or permission of the Graduate Program Director. Note: The major research paper proposal application form must be submitted and approved by the MEd Program prior to registration in EDUC 5D91. Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade and credit in EDUC 5Q91. EDUC 5K95 Thesis in Educational Studies The preparation and public defence of a thesis which will demonstrate candidate capacity for independent research, integration of knowledge, and depth of understanding. Prerequisite(s): All required core courses and electives, including EDUC 5P92 or permission of the Graduate Program Director. Note: The thesis proposal application form must be submitted and approved by the MEd Program prior to registration in EDUC 5K95. Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade and credit in EDUC 5F95. EDUC 5Q97 Culminating Seminar in Educational Studies Culminating seminar integrating theory, practice and accumulated knowledge. Final project can be presented in multi-modal ways. Restriction: Registration restricted to students completing degree requirements and enrolled in the course-based route. Prerequisite(s): All required core courses and electives, including EDUC 5P92.  
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