EDCM 302 H(3-0) Curriculum and Instruction in Literacy Education
This course focuses on methodology as applied to the teaching of literacy education. It will examine the intersections between literacy, education and culture. Dimensions of language development, literacy learning, and diversity are explored in classroom practices.
EDCM 303 H(3-0) Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Mathematics Education
This course focuses on methodology as applied to the teaching of mathematics in elementary education. Students will become familiar with the Alberta Mathematics Program of Study K-6. Topics will include the development of mathematical knowledge (numeracy); diagnostic and remediation strategies in teaching mathematics; and the development of teaching competencies in mathematics education as they relate to curriculum requirements.
EDPH 327 H(3-0) Historical and Philosophical Bases of Faith-based Education
A review of the primary philosophies of education and their historical roots; consideration of various philosophical schools including idealism, realism and pragmatism; historical origins and development of the concept of ideology; the role of historical reflection in education.
EDPH 329 H(3-0) Spirituality of the Catholic Educator
This course is a study of Catholic Spirituality and Catholic Social Teaching in education. Students will become familiar with basic concepts such as human dignity, the common good, solidarity and the option for the poor. They will examine, in particular, teaching as a vocation; spirituality of an educator; building culture and climate in the school; social justice principles.
EDFN 329 Foundation in Indigenous Education
This course will provide teachers with an introduction to Indigenous peoples, histories, cultures, and worldviews relating to the Alberta Programs of Studies, which include First Nations, Métis, and Inuit traditions from what is now called Canada. The expressed purposes of this course include the development of preservice teachers’ “capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect” aligned with the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (63.iii), so that they may begin their journeys toward Reconciliation with clarity and capacity. The curriculum centres the role of positionality in teacher understanding of their own storied history and present within the settler colonial narrative of this Land through a decolonizing and anti-oppressive lens.
EDPR 337 H(3-5 weeks P) Practicum II: Orientation
EDPR 337 will be five weeks in an assigned Division 1 or Division II classroom setting. The primary objectives include one-on-one and small group work leading to the creation and delivery of lesson(s).
EDCM 357 Disciplinary Methods of Teaching I – Science, Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Disciplinary Methods. This course focuses on methodology as applied to the teaching of the four disciplines in secondary education. Students will become familiar with the Alberta Program of Studies Grades 7-9 as well as related curriculum documents published by Alberta Education. Particular emphasis will be given to the inquiry method of teaching secondary disciplines, planning and assessing for program of studies, process skills, conducting fair tests and planning with the end in mind. There will also be a review of learning theories as they apply to secondary education, an examination of curricula with specific regard to competencies and reflective practice as well as a focus on organizing the secondary classroom.
EDCM 365 The Adolescent Learner
This course addresses a range of issues related to teaching and learning in a secondary school environment. Theories of adolescent development, identity formation, social and cultural production and reproduction are examined with specific reference to high school curriculum and pedagogy. Of particular interest are contemporary perspectives on the relationship between identity formation and popular culture and the implications of these perspectives for high school teachers. Issues in special education will be addressed with a particular emphasis on providing the highest quality of education for all secondary students in a diverse environment.