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Course Descriptions

Please note that core/required courses may be restricted, or preference given to students in that program; special permission may be required. Not all elective courses are offered every year; please consult the Timetables & Timelines page to confirm offerings.

Research Intensive Programs

Course NumberCourse NameLast Offered
ED9500

Power, Politics & Policy in Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Calendar Description

This is an introductory course to educational policy making and analysis. This course analyses the various factors that have influenced the evolution of school systems and recent changes in pedagogy, curriculum and school management. The development of scholarly research and writing skills will be emphasized.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013

ED9501

Theories of Educational Administration

Calendar Description

An introduction to concepts and theories fundamental to the study and practice of educational administration. Reference will be made to theories of organizational and administrative behaviour with emphasis on such topics as bureaucracy, systems, leadership, motivation and planned change.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2014

ED9503

Education Finance for School Leaders

Calendar Description

This course provides an overview of the major topics and issues in education finance from a school leadership perspective. Students will review Canadian and international literature in the area; reflect on the major considerations in understanding finance issues in education, their complexities, and how they are interrelated: and enhance finacial reasoning skills by critically analyzing key questions in the area of study.

Half course; one term.

Summer 2013

ED9507

Graduate Seminar in Leadership

Calendar Description

The various models, theories and concepts associated with leadership in schools will be examined. Particular focus will be on the major theoretical elements of leadership that re specific, relevant and practical. Throughout, students will examine critically the current and seminal pieces of research in the area to identify possible trends in the study of leadership.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2012

ED9508

Educators and the Law

Calendar Description

This course affords opportunities to explore areas of intersection of education and law, e.g., judicial involvement with administrative decision-making, teacher dismissal, pupil suspension, liability of educators, human rights and labour relations. This course is taught through discussion of readings and cases.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2014

ED9510

Aboriginal & First-Nations Education: The Broader Policy Context

Calendar Description

This course provides an examination of substantive law, common law and government policy respecting education issues in Ontario. The main intent is to provide students with a historical and theoretical basis from which to analyze critically the development of Education law as it affects students, teachers, parents and administrators. Particular attention will be paid to the Education Act as amended to date. Critical analysis of the Education Act and relevant Regulations begins with a look at how they are administered through the public school system by setting out provisions for the administration and funding of school boards, for staffing of schools, for curriculum, and classroom and teaching standards.

Half course; one term.

Restricted to Leadership in Aboriginal Education students

Winter 2012

ED9514

Comparative & International Education

Calendar Description

This course introduces students to the history, methodology and theory in the field of comparative and international education. It explores current international education issues and trends, and assists students to develop comparative education research skills and critical awareness of various comparative approaches.

Half course; one term

Winter 2014

ED9520

Teaching in a Virtual World

Calendar Description

The course provides a critical examination of issues and research involving the on-line interaction and the framing of pedagogy. The interdisciplinary and focus generates reflection about pedagogical, curricular and technological issues embedded within topics such as interface and instructional design, equity of access, the politics of the technological imperative and the re-shaping of the teacher/learner relationship.

Half course; one term

Fall 2013

ED9521

Research Issues in Information Technology Education

Calendar Description

An introduction to the issues, theories and uses of new information technologies in conducting educational research in an on-line environment. Conducted primarily on-line with two face-to-face sessions.

Prerequisite: 9678
Half course; one term

ED9523

Developmental Psychology & Education

Calendar Description

Theories of child and adolescent development are examined with respect to their application for education. Various aspects of development are covered, e.g., cognition, socialization, language, emotions, and motivation.

Half course; one term.

ED9526

Psychology in Education: Issues, Theories & Practices

Calendar Description

This course covers recent advances in the field of psychology that are applied to education. Theories of attentional processes, memory structures, problem solving, attribution, motivation and affect are investigated.

Half course; one term

Fall 2013

ED9535

Language and Literacy Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Learning in a Changing World

Calendar Description

This course introduces the field of Literacy Studies. Topics include: the history and expansion of literacy in educational curricula; literacy in national and international educational settings and everyday activities; overview of diverse traditions in literacy research and scholarship; ways in which literacy research informs and is informed by national and transnational policies

Half course; one term

ED9536

Multiliteracies: Texts and Contexts 

Calendar Description

This interdisciplinary course focuses on a multiliteracies framework. It responds to the contextual realities that include educating increasingly diverse societies, the escalating variety of text forms and practices across cultures.  Students will learn to apply a socio-critical lens to examine the language of work, power and community while developing the skills, processes and understandings necessary to engage with multiple text forms.  The course aims to foster the critical engagement necessary to help students 'design' their social futures.

Half course; one term

Winter 2014

ED9537

Multilingualism and Multiliteracies: Teaching Language and Literacy in a Globalized World

Calendar Description

This course is intended for those who support the literacy of linguistically and culturally diverse children where multilingualism and diversity are seen as the norm in today’s globalized world. Exploring psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic approaches, students will gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which language and literacy are intricately related, as well as their implications for curriculum and pedagogy.

Half course; one term

Fall 2013

ED9538

Minority Language Issues

Calendar Description

The objectives of this course are to introduce students to principles of minority language learning and teaching, identify issues which often arise in different settings, and raise students' awareness of the how beliefs, assumptions and educational structures may shape minority language students' educational experiences.

Half course; one term Cross-listed with French

Winter 2014

ED9542

Assessment in Career & Counselling Psychology

Calendar Description

Basic principles and statistical procedures underlying assessment and evaluation in counselling. Topics include: theoretical concepts of measurement, tests of aptitude, personality, attitude and achievement, interest inventories, interviewing procedures, observation methods.

Half course; one term.

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

Winter 2014

ED9543

Systematic Practice

Calendar Description

The systemic context within which counselling interventions are offered is critical. This course focus on the context of community, family, couples and concurrent multiple systems that are explored within an evidence-based tradition of intervention.

3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.
Half course; one term
Prerequisites: ED9544, ED9545

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

Winter 2014

ED9544

Theories of Counselling Psychology

Calendar Description

An examination of current cognitive, affective, and behavioural theories of counselling psychology and their applicability to a broad range of client populations in a variety of counselling contexts.

Half course; one term.

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

Fall 2013

ED9545W

Practicum in Counselling

Calendar Description

Development of basic counselling methods and conceptual skills in a micro-counselling setting.

6 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.
Full course; one term.

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

Fall 2013

ED9546

Research Design in Counselling

Calendar Description

Research in the counselling profession empahsizes knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative approaches from design through to data analysis. Challenges in design that question results are reviewed along with the importance of acknowledging diversity within the populations that are part of research initiatives. The ethical and legal prerogatives involved in human science research are also reviewed.

3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.
Half-course, one term.

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

Fall 2013

ED9547

Counselling Interventions and Community Mental Health

Calendar Description

An examination of counselling interventions and strategies for individuals with an emphasis on diversity, consultation and community mental health using a research-to-practice framework. Topics include trauma, case conceptualization, and evidence-based intervention strategies.

3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.
Half-course, one term.
Prerequisites: ED9544, ED9545, ED9546

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

Winter 2014

ED9549

Internship in Counselling

Calendar Description

For counselling interns, who have completed the major part of their course work, to study cases, examine current problems and apply theory

Prerequisite: completion of core courses or equivalent
Full course; two terms.

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

F12/W13

ED9550

Ethics and Human Development

Calendar Description

Ethical and legislative issues governing the practice of counselling psychology are reviewed as they relate to children, youth and adults in both school and community settings. The relevance of guidelines provided by the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association and the Canadian Psychological Association will be provided a framework that will guide ethical decision making.

3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.
Half course; one term.
Prerequisite: completion of core courses or equivalent.

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

Fall 2013

ED9552

Counselling for Career Development and Life Transitions

Calendar Description

An examination of theories of career and human development and their application to counselling and consultation processes. Issues related to life transitions in the context of career and personal development, diversity and challenges are reviewed and considered within the framework of ethical, legal, and cultural considerations.

3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.
Half course; one term.
Prerequisites: ED9544, ED9545, ED9546

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

Summer 2013

ED9553

Cross-Cultural Counselling

Calendar Description

An examination of basic concepts and principles in cross-cultural counselling theory and practice. Issues central to planning and delivering culturally appropriate counselling interventions examined.

3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.
Half course; one term.
Prerequisites: ED9544, ED9545, ED9546

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

Winter 2014

ED9554

Individual Reading & Study in Counselling

Calendar Description

Directed readings and study of contemporary theoretical trends and issues, current research methods and findings relevant to areas of special interest not available in other course offerings.

Half course; one term.

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

N/A - every term
ED9555

Trauma & Recovery

Calendar Description

The goal of this course is to examine current literature and review the main concepts of psychological trauma and recovery, and to develop a foundation for the continued development of knowledge and skills based on the integration of theory, research evidence, expert practice and approaches, and critical thinking.

Half course; one term.

Restricted to Counselling Psychology Students

Winter 2011
ED9557

Adolescent Literacy: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Learning

Calendar Description

This course explores significant issues in the teaching and learning of literacy with adolescents. It focuses on the myriad modes and media through which adolescent practice their literacies and also the various environments in which they practice their literacies. Implications for curriculum, pedagogy, and learning are critically examined.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2010
ED9564

Teaching & Learning in Mathematics

Calendar Description

The theoretical perspectives associated with learning and pedagogy in mathematics. Participants will be expected to reflect critically on both theory and practice, based upon psychological, epistemological and mathematical perspectives. A specialized mathematics background is not a prerequisite for the course.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2012

ED9565

Mathematics Curriculum: A Critical Appraisal

Calendar Description

An integrative, in-depth critique of a variety of exemplary mathematics curricula, past and present. Chosen to be representative of various forces and issues that have shaped mathematics education, the focus will be on critical rather than descriptive analyses. A specialized mathematics background is not a prerequisite for the course.

Half course; one term.

ED9566

Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education: Policy and Society

Calendar Description

An analysis of the political, social and economic forces that interact to form and reform the structure and content of school mathematics, science and technology courses. Current trends will be compared to past and international cases. A specialized background is not a prerequisite for the course.

Half course; one term.

ED9571

Learning in Science

Calendar Description

A study of the science education research that is based on a constructivist view of learning -- a view that takes into account the effect on learning of the ideas that students bring to the classroom.

Half course; one term.

ED9572

Science & Science Teaching

Calendar Description

A study of the science education research that is based on a constructivist view of learning -- a view that takes into account the effect on learning of the ideas that students bring to the classroom.

Half course; one term.

ED9574

Talking About Teaching: Forms of Pedagogic Discourse & Practice

Calendar Description

Alternative forms of pedagogic discourse, including scientific, behavioural, artistic, dramatic, and liberatory, will be examined critically. The relationship of pedagogic discourse to professional practice and personal research will be reviewed.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2012

ED9575

The Analysis of Teaching: Bridging Theory & Practice

Calendar Description

This course introduces theoretical perspectives on teaching, subject matter, and classroom interaction, and at the same time uses these perspectives to reflect on classroom practice.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2014

ED9576

Narrative Inquiry: Teachers, Stories & Critical Pedagogy

Calendar Description

This course introduces students to narrative as a disciplined form of inquiry. Storying and narrative are presented as ways of making sense of experience and of reconnecting practice with theory. Central constructs explored during the course are voice, perspective, collaboration and transformation of experience.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013

ED9577

Action Research: Teachers as Researchers

Calendar Description

Action research strategies will be developed with students to enable them to engage in systematic strategies directed to reflective practice. The rationales and conflicts within the action research movement will be explored.

Half course; one term.

Summer 2013

ED9578

Issues in Second Language Teaching & Learning

Calendar Description

This course is designed to meet the needs of educators with diverse experience in Language education. It provides a survey and analysis of fundamental issues and concepts related to second, bilingual or foreign language curriculum and pedagogy as well as an introduction to theory and research in second language acquisition (SLA). Descriptions and evaluations of different theories of SLA and an examination and analysis of empirical work are offered.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2014

ED9579

The Education of Teachers

Calendar Description

An introduction to research in teacher education, focusing on preservice, induction, staff development, practicum, and the development of teachers' knowledge. Theories of learning and teacher development, studies of teacher socialization, current themes in teacher education research, and conceptual alternatives for teacher education provide a basis for reflection and critique.

Half course; one term.

ED9580

An Introduction to Curriculum

Calendar Description

A critical study of key concepts in contemporary curricular discourse, beginning with a focus on definitions and conceptions of curriculum ideologies, curricular language, and alternative approaches to curricular research and design.  The writings of a variety of Canadian international scholars provide the basis for discussion and critique.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013

ED9581

Writing, Reading & Representing Across the Curriculum

Calendar Description
A critical examination of issues in writing and reading across the curriculum. The course will focus on the nature of representations and their role on the communication and construction of knowledge. Implications for curriculum planning, instructional methods, and assessment will be
discussed. Students will have the opportunity to carry out both theoretical and applied projects.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2013

ED9582

The Theory & Practice in Health & Human Movement Education

Calendar Description

The purpose of this course is to consider the nature and scope of research on teaching and learning in health and physical education settings Incongruities between post secondary preparation and educational practice will be explored. Research contributing to a 'community of pedagogical inquiry' for PE and Health from kindergarten to graduate school will be examined. Course content will include links between human movement education throughout the life cycle and health, equity, ethics and related issues.

Half course; one term.

ED9583

Multillingualism through Multiliteracies

Calendar Description

Half course; one term.

ED9586

Early Literacy Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Learning

Calendar Description

This course considers literacy from infancy through the primary grades. Pertinent issues of curriculum, pedagogy, and learning in relation to young children’s reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing practices in a variety of environments (e.g., home, school, community) are critically examined.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2012

ED9588

First & Second Language Acquisition

Calendar Description

An examination of theories of first and second language acquisition and their implications for second or foreign language learning and teaching.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2010
ED9600

Ontario Education Policy in a Global Context

Calendar Description

This course will be focusing on current theoretical approaches to the nature, development, implementation and analysis of educational policy both locally and internationally, the role of research in the formulation and evaluation of policy and the skills necessary for the critical appraisal of specific policy issues.

Half course; one term.

Summer 2013

ED9601

Organizational Theory & Educational Administration

Calendar Description

Attention will be paid to the organizational nature of schools and their administrative context, and the analysis of these through contemporary theories of formal organizations, with reference to the potential that these models offer for the improvement of administrative practice.

Half course; one term.

ED9609

Adult Education & Lifelong Learning

Calendar Description

This course examines recent comparative and international developments in lifelong and continuing education. It considers the findings of research on adult learning, the implications of current international, social and economic trends for policy, and appropriate provision for the middle and later years.

Half course; one term.

Summer 2013

ED9610

Teachers & Students as Artists

Calendar Description

Fundamental to any successful art programme is a clear understanding of what it means to be an artist. This course will present premodernist, modernist, and postmodernist Western conceptions of artistry and explore how each can be nurtured in classroom settings and beyond.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013

ED9611

Teaching Art to Diverse Student Populations

Calendar Description

This course offers strategies for adapting traditional art curricula to meet the instructional and artistic needs of the gifted, expectional, multicultural and Aboriginal students populations.

Half course; one term.

Summer 2013

ED9612

Education Through Artisitic Themes & Processes

Calendar Description

An historical and philosophical examination of the characteristics of humanities education. The aim of this course is to develop a clearer understanding of the contribution of humanities learning to primary, secondary, and tertiary curricula.

Half course; one term.

Summer 2013
Outline:

ED9613

Curriculum Issues in Arts Education

Calendar Description

This course critically examines arts education through an appraisal of past and current practices of curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Various issues will be explored including: trends in contemporary arts education; comparative and international arts education; political influence in curriculum design; and cultural diversity in the arts classroom.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2012

ED9614

Place as Curriculum

Calendar Description

An interdisciplinary course addressing education from the perspectives of geographical and social concepts of place. Language, ecology, and culture are examined. Postmodern theories that address tensions and multiple realities of individual, communal and global identities and practices are discussed.

Half course; one term.

ED9617

Globalization & Educational Restructuring: The Dialectic of Global & Local

Calendar Description

This course examines the meaning of globalization and educational restructuring by focusing on the changes in the education system of several Western nations. Testing and standardization of curriculum and assessment, increasing control over teachers' work and the changes in managerial/administrative structures are considered. Students will apply some of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks to current issues in Ontario and Canada.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2013

ED9619

Oral Histories, Women's Histories

Calendar Description

This course examines feminist theories, practices and critiques of oral history as a method for collecting, preserving and understanding women’s lives and women’s activism. Instruction in feminist oral history methods is provided and students participate in an oral history project on the women’s movement in London from 1960 to 2000.

Full course; two terms.

F09/W10
ED9620

Responding to Art in the Classroom & Community

Calendar Description

This course will focus on how the fundamentals of art history, art criticism, and aesthetics can be integrated with studio activities K-12. Strategies for accessing gallery and museum education will be addressed, as well as assessment and evaluation in art.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2014

ED9621

Introduction to Statistics in Education

Calendar Description

The selection of appropriate statistical procedures for analyzing data. Various descriptive and inferential statistics. Introduction to analysis of variance and nonparametric procedures.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2013

ED9622

Research Design in Education

Calendar Description

Review of basic and advanced concepts of research in education, including various designs, measurement issues, and both education-related and special-education related methodological considerations.

Antirequisite: 9546
Half course; one term

Winter 2014

ED9623

Ethics and Educational Policy

Calendar Description

By means of various case studies, this course will consider the extent to which ethical considerations enter into the making of sound policy decisions. Sample issues are: censorship and textbook selection; compulsory schooling and liberty; the distribution of education and justice

ED9624

An Introduction to Gender Issues in Education

Calendar Description

This course provides an overview of gender issues in education, from early childhood through post-secondary education, including feminist theories and perspectives, historical and contemporary issues, and the intersections of gender with other social justice concerns such as: race, social class and sexual orientation; and changing understandings of masculinities and femininities.

Half course; one term.

ED9625

Critical Issues in Language & Literacy Education

Calendar Description

Basic philosophical issues related to language acquisition, linguistic competence and literacy development together with implications of these issues for curricula in the classroom will be examined.

Half course; one term.

Summer 2013

ED9626

Gender Theories in Education: Implications for Policy, Pedagogy and Practice

Calendar Description

This course introduces students to important theories of gender and examines their implications for policy, pedagogy and practice, particularly as they relate to curriculum development, implementation and gender-based school reform. Students will reflect on specific research and policy texts in relation to their own professional/personal lives.

Half course; one term

Fall 2013

ED9627

Critical Theory & Transformative Pedagogies

Calendar Description

A critical exploration of the relationships among education, social justice, and equity issues, drawing together current theory in the sociology of education and interdisciplinary work in feminist, post-colonial, cultural, and queer studies. Students will also examine specific forms of transformative pedagogy in efforts to further their own praxis.

Half course; one term.

ED9628

Masculinity & Schooling: Images Constructed, Voices Interrupted

Calendar Description

This course provides a lens for examining masculinities, plural, and schooling from points of intersection; namely, the raced, class and gendered lives of boys, young men, and male teachers. Both at a practical and theoretical level, this course offers opportunities for students to challenge and question current practices and the ways for approaching masculinities in education.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2011

ED9629

Equity & Social Justice in Education

Calendar Description

This course introduces students to a range of equity issues in education. The aim is to provide a conceptual and analytic framework for examining gender, race, sexuality, and social class differences as they relate to pedagogy, curriculum, teaching practices, and policy issues.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013

ED9640

Safe Schools: Emerging Research, Policy and Practice for School Systems

Calendar Description

The course provides a review of research and practice on maintaining safe schools. An understanding of the nature and scope of violence in schools and the emerging development of legislative, program & policy responses to school violence will be covered. The social context of violence is examined such as the impact of media violence and family violence on students.

Half course; one term.

ED9641

Assessing and EvaluatingStudent Learning

Calendar Description

This course has three major purposes: to clarify central questions about assessing student learning; to consider critically the advantages and disadvantages of the various testing, measurement and interpretive approaches to student assessment; and to consider the issues which arise when the focus shifts from student to school to school system to national system.

Half course; one term.

ED9651

Assessment & Evaluation in Regular & Special Education

Calendar Description

Principles of selecting and employing measurement instruments. Descriptive statistics applied to testing, norm and criterion-referenced testing, formal and informal testing, and systematic observation.

Antirequisite: 9542
Half course; one term.

ED9652

Students with Autism, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Calendar Description

This course focuses on students with Autism, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Biological and social etiologies are investigated. Theories that guide the field are reviewed and critiqued. Interventions are considered from the point of view of evidence-informed practice.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2013

ED9657

Problems & Issues in Special Education

Calendar Description

This required graduate course examines the current problems and issues associated with the education of children with exceptionalities. Its focus is to examine and critique the policy, practice, research and scholarship of special education including special education reform, inclusion, assessment, instruction, programming, and implementation. By developing and refining their critical analysis skills, students will be able to present defensible and reasoned perspectives about the domain.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013

ED9658

Psycho-educational Perspectives & Learning in the Gifted

Calendar Description

This course will examine the fundamental conceptions of giftedness and their key elements. Against that backdrop, we will investigate issues concerning student identification, programming, and services. This course will also examine other issues surrounding gifted students, including underachievement, twice-exceptional students, and social factors.

Half course; one term.

Summer 2013

ED9660

Special Topics in Educational Psychology & Special Education

Calendar Description

Please contact the Graduate Programs Office.

Half course; one term.

ED9670

Master's Seminar in Educational Research (pending approval)

Calendar Description

Unofficial; pending approval: This culminating course is designed for students who have opted for the course-based Master’s program in Educational Studies. Students will draw together concepts from their previous courses, and apply and extend those concepts to an education topic of their choice. Students will also be expected to consider ways for knowledge transfer and mobilization of their ideas.

Winter 2014  (offered as 9691 Special Topics)

ED9675

Mixed Research Methods

Calendar Description

This 36-hour half course will examine what mixed methods are, examine the critical issues involved in using mixed methods, show how different research methods can be used in combination, provide examples for such analyses, identify the problems and advantages when using them, and provide practical guidelines for researchers when using mixed methodologies.

Prerequisites: ED 9622 or ED 9678 or equivalent
Half course; one term.

Winter 2014

ED9678

Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research

Calendar Description

An introduction to the major approaches to researching questions about education. The methods arising from their assumptions are reviewed, with emphasis on the nature of questions addressed and the forms of explanations sought. Students will apply the emergent issues in their own areas of interest.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013

ED9679

Curriculum, School & Society

Calendar Description

This course involves study of curricula from a variety of social perspectives both from within and without schools. It examines social factors that influence the curriculum and the social implications which arise from the curriculum experience of teachers and students.

Half course; one term.

ED9685

Independent Reading & Research (MEd/MA Educational Studies course)

Calendar Description

Directed readings and study of contemporary theoretical trends and issues, current research methods and findings relevant to areas of special interest not available in other course offerings.

Half course; one term.

N/A - every term
ED9687

Special Topics in Curriculum

Calendar Description

Please contact the Graduate Programs Office.

Half course; one term.

ED9688

Special Topics in Educational Policy Studies

Calendar Description

Please contact the Graduate Programs Office.

Half course; one term.

ED9689

Special Topics in Equity & Social Justice

Calendar Description

Please contact the Graduate Programs Office.

ED9691

Special Topics - Interdisciplinary

Calendar Description

Please contact the Graduate Programs Office.

Winter 2014 - Master's Seminar

ED9705

Quantitative Research Methods

Calendar Description

This course focuses on the design of quantitative research and the appropriate selection of quantitative research methods in educational research. Topics include reliability and validity; observational, correlational, and survey research; experimental and quasi-experimental methods; test construction; and critical analysis of published quantitative research. An introductory course in statistics is a pre-requisite or co-requisite for this course.

Half course; one term.
Pre-requisites: ED 9622 or ED 9678 or equivalent

Winter 2014

 

ED9710

Ph.D. - Independent Reading & Research

Calendar Description

Directed readings and study of contemporary theoretical trends and issues, current research methods and findings relevant to areas of special interest not available in other course offerings.

Half course; one term.

N/A - every term
ED9711

Qualitative Research in Education

Calendar Description

An investigation of key philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research and data analysis in education. Specific attention will be given to the significance of case study, ethnography, narrative inquiry, grounded theory methodology, discourse analysis, interviewing, and observational techniques.

Half course; one term.
Prerequisites: ED 9678, or ED 9622 or equivalent

Winter 2014

ED9715

PhD Seminar

Calendar Description

Using an inter-disciplinary approach, this seminar will provide doctoral students with a background in a variety of theoretical and methodological frameworks that are relevant to the practice of educational research. Topics presented will reflect students’ research backgrounds and interests. The seminar will emphasize the connections between theory and method, and prepare students to develop methodological and theoretical frameworks for their own doctoral research. Through the seminar, we aim to prepare students to become reflexive members of a scholarly community through focused, intellectual discussion and inquiry, as well as through the development of specific skills such as the preparing conference proposals, submitting research grants and submitting writing for publication.

Pre-requisites: At least one graduate course in each of research methods and theories of education.
Anti-requisites: The former ED 9700 Theories of Education and ED 9701 Research in Education.
Full course; one-term.

Fall 2013 Outlines

Winter 2014

Professional Programs

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Course NumberCourse NameLast Offered
ED9430A (Formerly ED9688A-652)

Special Topics in Educational Policy Studies: Leading Schools (MPED - Educational Leadership Year 1)

Calendar Description

Review of major relevant leadership theories and their application to leadership in schools and other human-service organizations. Specific attention will be paid to problems and challenges confronted by leaders, particularly administrators, in varying contexts and cultures.

 Fall 2013 Outline

ED9431B (Formerly ED9688B-650 & 651)

Special Topics in Educational Policy Studies: Approaches to Research (MPED - Educational Leadership Year 1)

Calendar Description

Review of major relevant leadership theories and their application to leadership in schools and other human-service organizations. Specific attention will be paid to problems and challenges confronted by leaders, particularly administrators, in varying contexts and cultures.

Winter 2014 Outlines

ED9432L (Formerly ED9688B-652 & 653)

Special Topics in Educational Policy Studies: Resource Development and Management for Effective Education (MPED - Educational Leadership Year 1)

Calendar Description

Critical and comparative review of key theories of formal organizations and their implications for schools and school systems with attention to problems and challenges of culture in schools and other human services organizations.

Summer 2014 Outlines

ED9507A

Graduate Seminar in Leadership (MEd - Leadership Year 2)

Calendar Description

The various models, theories and concepts associated with leadership in schools will be examined. Particular focus will be on the major theoretical elements of leadership that re specific, relevant and practical. Throughout, students will examine critically the current and seminal pieces of research in the area to identify possible trends in the study of leadership.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013 Outlines

ED9587A-200

Special Topics in Education Research: Leadership and Social Contexts(MPEd - Aboriginal Education)

Calendar Description

A holistic examination of leadership for Indigenous student wellness and learning within family, school and community contexts. Topics may include the impact of historical trauma; internalized oppression; decolonization; healing and community development; critical self-reflection in professional practice; forms of leadership; influencing change and social responsibilities of leaders in education.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013

ED9587A-650

Special Topics in Education Research: International Education in Global Times (MPEd - International Education)

Calendar Description

This course provides a historical overview and analysis of visions and practices of international education, an introduction to theories of globalization and an examination of the new developments, opportunities and challenges of international education in the present-day world.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013

ED9587B-650

Special Topics in Education Research: Reading Research: Critical Approaches for Educators (MPEd - Aboriginal Education)

Calendar Description

This course is an exploration of educational research with an emphasis on understanding, critically evaluating, and applying research in professional practice settings. Consideration will be given to the relationship between research and practice, methodological issues, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous world views and social theories that inform research design, interpretation and analysis.

Winter 2014

ED9587B-651

Special Topics in Education Research: Reading Research; Mapping Discourse of International Education(MPEd - International Education)

Calendar Description

This course introduces practitioners to the varied and overlapping academic and popular discourses of international education, with a focus on the key categories of theory and practice constituting these discourses. These discourses include: comparative education, peace education,development education, international schooling, global citizenship education and study abroad.

Winter 2014

ED9587L-650

Models of Intercultural and Cosmopolitan Learning (MPEd - International Education)

Calendar Description

This course examines a number of models of intercultural learning from psychological, sociological and philosophical traditions. Particular focus will be placed on the frameworks of ‘intercultural competence,’ ‘transformative learning,’ and ‘difficult knowledge’ and how they could be employed in conceptualizing one’s own research.

Summer 2014

ED9623L-650

Ethics and Educational Policy (MEd - Leadership Online)

Calendar Description

By means of various case studies, this course will consider the extent to which ethical considerations enter into the making of sound policy decisions. Sample issues are: censorship and textbook selection: compulsory schooling and liberty; the distribution of education and justice.

Summer 2014 outlines

ED9660L

Special Topics in Educational Psychology & Special Education: Advanced Topics in Behaviour Analysis (MPEd - Applied Behavior Analysis - Year 1)

Calendar Description

This graduate course covers topics such as Verbal Behaviour and Relational Frame Theory.

Fall 2013 Outlines

ED9660A

Special Topics in Educational Psychology & Special Education: Basic Behavior Principles (MPEd - Applied Behavior Analysis - Year 1)

Calendar Description

This graduate course focuses on behavioural principles and their application to many different types of populations. Readings will be from radical behaviourism, experimental and applied behaviour analysis. The basic principles of reinforcement and punishment with the attendant variations, will be presented.

Fall 2013 Outlines

ED9660A-652

Special Topics in Educational Psychology & Special Education: Laboratory of Practice in ABA (MPEd - Applied Behavior Analysis  Year 2)

Calendar Description

This graduate course will focus on research methodology to evaluate intervention s with single subjects, including individuals, families, organizations, or other social systems. Readings will be drawn from a variety of textbooks and research articles.

Fall 2013

ED9660B

Special Topics in Educational Psychology & Special Education: Behavior Assessment and Treatment (MPEd - Applied Behavior Analysis  Year 1)

Calendar Description

This graduate course focuses on the various methods of assessment in applied behaviour analysis, including descriptive and analogue assessments, self-report, goodness-of-fit, and positive behaviour support plans. Treatment focus will be on assimilating knowledge from the previous course along with the current course to design treatment plans through a case study method.

Winter 2014 Outlines

ED9660B-652

Special Topics in Educational Psychology & Special Education: Behaviour Analysis Research Design (MPEd Applied Behavior Analysis - Year 2)

Calendar Description

This graduate course will focus on research methodology to evaluate intervention s with single subjects, including individuals, families, organizations, or other social systems. Readings will be drawn from a variety of textbooks and research articles.

Winter 2014

ED9678A

Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research (MEd - Leadership Year 2)

Calendar Description

An introduction to the major approaches to researching questions about education. The methods arising from their assumptions are reviewed, with emphasis on the nature of questions addressed and the forms of explanations sought. Students will apply the emergent issues in their own areas of interest.

Half course; one term.

Fall 2013

ED9678B

Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research (MPEd - Educational Leadership Year 1)

Calendar Description

An introduction to the major approaches to researching questions about education. The methods arising from their assumptions are reviewed, with emphasis on the nature of questions addressed and the forms of explanations sought. Students will apply the emergent issues in their own areas of interest.

Half course; one term.

Winter 2014 Outlines

ED9687A-650

Special Topics in Curriculum: Inclusive and International Mathematics (MEd - Mathematics  Year 2)

Calendar Description

The content of mathematics curricula and texts in a number of countries is studied to identify the ways in which some of the content is included or excluded, the nature of the examples and problems presented to students, the assumptions embedded in materials as to how children and young adults learn mathematics, and the changes implemented for more inclusive mathematics for diverse populations.

 Fall 2013

ED9440A (Formerly ED9687A-651)

Special Topics in Curriculum: Understanding the Young Child (MPEd - Early Childhood Education Year 1)

Calendar Description

Early Childhood Education (ECE) curricula reflect and create tacit understandings about the nature of the young child and childhood. This course critically examines contemporary images of children and childhood. It considers popular ECE curricular approaches in relation to individual child development theory and a cultural-historical theory of human development. Implications for professional practice are identified.

 Fall 2013

ED9687A-652

Special Topics in Curriculum: The Changing Mathematics Curriculum (MPEd - Mathematics Education Year 1)

Calendar Description

The content of the current mathematics curricula in Ontario and some other jurisdictions is studied and compared with earlier curricula in order to understand the ways in which the content, emphasis and assumptions about classroom activities are changing in response to forces within and outside the school.

 Fall 2013

ED9687B-650

Special Topics in Curriculum: Mathematics Classroom Research with and by Teachers (MEd - Mathematics Year 2)

Calendar Description

Research strategies will be developed with students to enable them to engage in systematic strategies directed to reflective practice. An emphasis is placed upon action research in the classroom, school and district. The rationales and conflicts within the action research movement will be explored.

 Winter 2014

ED9401B (Formerly ED9687B-651)

Special Topics in Curriculum: The Early Childhood Educator (MPEd - Early Childhood Education Year 1)

Calendar Description

The foundations of Early Childhood Education (ECE). History and philosophical underpinnings of the profession, the multiprofessional nature of ECE settings, and the characteristics and roles of ECE professionals. Emphasis on ethical dimensions of practice. Implications of professionalization and recent “schoolification” of the field on professionals’ work and career trajectories are also considered.

 Winter 2014

ED9687B-652

Special Topics in Curriculum: Teaching and Learning Mathematics Today (MPEd - Mathematics Education Year 1)

Calendar Description

The theoretical perspectives associated with learning and pedagogy in mathematics in the face of emerging technologies. Participants will be expected to reflect critically on both theory and practice, based upon psychological, epistemological, mathematical perspectives in light of how technology changes the mathematics that is taught in schools.

 Winter 2014

ED9688A-650 & 651

Special Topics in Educational Policy Studies: Theoretical Foundation of Inquiry (EdD - Educational Leadership Year 1)

Calendar Description

In-depth examination of how disciplined inquiry is theoretically grounded with specific attention to problems of perception versus “impact” or “outcome,” measurement, comparison, analysis and theory choice. Selected research studies will be critically examined and compared.

 Fall 2013 Outlines

ED9688B-652 & 653

Special Topics in Educational Policy Studies: Aims  of Educational Leadership (EdD - Educational Leadership  Year 1)

Calendar Description

Integrative overview of the philosophy of inquiry and ways of understanding problems and challenges faced by leaders with particular attention to methods and methodologies commonly employed in the social sciences.

Winter 2014 Outlines

ED9403L (Formerly ED9687L-655)

Special Topics in Curriculum: Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Settings (MPEd - Early Childhood Education Year 1)

Calendar Description

Purposes and Principles of assessment and evaluation in ECE settings.  Topice include, developmental screening, functional assessments, observation and documentation, and program evaluation.  Students practice a variety of assessment strategies.  Emphasis is placed on maintaining a credit view of children as learners and making ethical use of assessment data.

Summer 2014

  • Outline
ED9402L (Formerly ED9687L-651)

Special Topics in Curriculum: Developing Early Childhood Education Curriculum (MPEd - Early Childhood Education Year 1)

Calendar Description

This course examines approaches to ECE Curriculum such as Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Reggio Emilia, and High/Scope.  Students explore  reconceptualist, postmodern, and traditional approaches to curriculum development, evaluate and design indoor and outdoor learning environments for young childre, and develop curriculum resources.

Summer 2014

  • Outline
ED9404A-650

Early Childhood Educators as Researchers (MPEd - Early Childhood Education Year 2)

Calendar Description

An introduction to research processes, methodoligies, and methods germane to curriculum research by and/or for early childhood educators.  Special Attention to the ethics of research with young children and developing reflective practice project.

Fall 2014

  • Outline will be available Fall 2014
ED9405B-650

Leadership in Early Childhood Education Curriculum (MPEd - Early Childhood Education Year 2)

Calendar Description

A focus on developing, implementing, and evaluating, EVE curricula and leading curricular change.  Emphasis on creating equitable and enabling environments for all children and offering them a range of positive identity options and learning opportunities through responsive and asset-oriented curriculum and pedagogies.

Winter 2015

  • Outline will be available Winter 2015
ED9406L-650

Capstone Project (MPEd - Early Childhood Education Year 2)

Calendar Description

Students will complete a Capstone Project that is based in reflective field work.

Summer & Intersession 2015

  • Outline will be available Summer & Intersession 2015