Faculty of Education

COURSES IN NATIVE AND NORTHERN EDUCATION

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Dean of the Faculty.

2022. The Teaching of Inuttut (T,NPE). Preparation of materials and classroom strategies for the teaching of Inuttut in Primary and Elementary schools in Native communities. Attention will be given to linguistic difficulties encountered in schools by children whose first language is English.

2023. Language and Culture in Education (NPE,NS). An overview of issues of language and culture in Native and Northern Education. Emphasis will be placed on examination and development of curricula and materials that recognize cultural diversity (especially Aboriginal cultures), foster the teaching and maintenance of Aboriginal languages, and support the work of Aboriginal language specialists in the classroom.

2035. The Teaching of History and Culture of Labrador Inuit and Innu (T). This course applies the principles of effective teaching to the learning of history and culture as it applies to the Labrador Inuit and Innu. Topics include specific teaching strategies and examination of the selection and use of learning resources for unit planning, development and evaluation.

2036. The Teaching of Aboriginal Issues (T). This course examines the teaching of specific current events relevant to Labrador Inuit and Innu. This will include issues in the areas of education/environment/society politics/self-government/industry and the economy. Class sessions will include a workshop mode of learning (public speaking, panel debates, use of Internet, research, survey and interviews).

2037. Aboriginal Drama (T). This course introduces drama as a way of transmitting culture and values and as a vehicle to communicate. Topics include an examination of the foundation, values and assumptions of drama (with emphasis on aboriginal forms) as an effective means of curriculum implementation in Innu-aimun and Inuktitut. An activity-centred approach will be emphasized.

2038. Aboriginal Music and Art (T). A study of music and art in cultural transmission. The course will develop skills in reading and writing associated with Innu and Inuit cultures, and will emphasize activities for exploring the elements of music. Innu and Inuit art forms will be explored as well as art as decoration in Innu and Inuit society.

2039. Cultural Camp (T). This is a course intended for aboriginal people to learn about ways of helping and healing that are traditional to their own culture and to learn ways of effectively incorporating those cultural aspects in the school curriculum of aboriginal schools. This course includes a one-week field trip to an isolated camp in coastal Labrador, where students and instructors will live according to traditional cultural practices under the guidance of community elders.

2182. An Introduction to the Teaching of Science in the Primary and Elementary Grades (T,ME,NPE). (See course description in the Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

2194. Physical Education in the Primary and Elementary Grades (PE,ME,NPE).(See course description in the Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

2200. Language Arts (PE,T,NPE,ME). (See course description in the Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

2202. Education in Native and Northern Communities - An Overview (PE,NPE,NS). (See course description in the Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

2222. Teaching English as a Second Language (PE,IS,ISI,NPE,NS). (See course description in the Course Description Section for the Faculty of Education).

2350. An Introduction to the Teaching of Mathematics in the Primary and Elementary Grades (T,NPE). Intuitive notions of a mathematical system with special emphasis on the concepts, basic mathematical properties and skills associated with the number systems of arithmetic. Additional topics will include relations, functions and basic concepts of Geometry related to the Mathematics Programs of the elementary school.

2361. The School and Community (NPE,NS). A study of the factors which constitute the educational setting in the Native community in comparison with other cultural settings. The school as an institution of cultural transmission and cultural change within the Native and Northern setting will be investigated. An examination of roles played by local individuals and groups in the education process will be addressed. Models to improve communication between school and the community will be studied.

2430. Administration and Supervision in Native and Northern Education (NPE,NS). A study of the administrative structures involved in the education of children of Innu and Inuit backgrounds. The study examines the administrative structures of the past and present with particular reference to the problems which arise in the administration of schools in remote, isolated regions. Further, the study includes an overall examination of the alternative Native processes of education relevant to the philosophy of Native people.

2655. Recognizing and Protecting Children's Needs (T). Situations teachers encounter that foster and limit children's basic cognitive, social and emotional growth are studied. Attention is paid to the nature and development of these needs and to situations (particularly those involving neglect and physical, sexual and psychological abuse) that impact on how needs are met. Attention will be paid to the recognition of both positive and abusive situations.

3007. Teaching Strategies in Native and Northern Schools (T,NPE,NS). This course will examine a broad range of teaching strategies and instructional methods which may be used in classrooms. Students will be encouraged to incorporate elements of the Native and northern perspective in order to bring relevance to the province-wide curriculum. Particular emphasis will be placed upon how Native groups perceive education and the methods they view as appropriate.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for Education 3007 in addition to any of Education 2230, 2240 or 4320.

3120. Foundations of Art Edcuation (PE,ME,NS). (See course description in the Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

3121. Education Through Art (PE,NS,ME). (See course description in the Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

3140. Creative Arts (T,NPE). A study of the relationship of music, art and drama to the teaching-learning process with emphasis on Native content. An activity-centred approach will be emphasized.

3281. Tests and Measurements (T,NPE,NS). Basic concepts of evaluation involving teacher-made and standardized tests, with particular reference to validity and reliability in cross-cultural situations.
NOTE: Credit may be obtained for only one of Education 3281 or 4912.

3321. Native Literature (T,N,PE). An examination of Native literature with special emphasis on writings of Native peoples for Native children. Literature which presents the Native point of view will be examined in the light of historical and current developments in Native and northern conditions.

3542. Reading in the Primary and Elementary Grades (NPE). This course is concerned with the teaching of reading in the primary and elementary grades. Special attention is given to the learning needs of children whose first language is not English. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the nature of the reading process and the current practices used in classroom reading instruction for kindergarten through grade six.
NOTE: Credit for this course is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) Degree program. Credit may be obtained for only 1 of 3542, the former Education 2110, the former Education 2120, Education 3540, Education 3543 and Education 3545.

3573. History of Native and Northern Education in Canada (PE,NPE,NS). (See course description in the Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

3943. Curricular Uses of Computes (PE,IS,NS). (See course description in the Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

3961. Social Studies in Native and Northern Schools (T,NPE). In addition to exploring the nature and purposes of social studies education in Native and northern schools, this course will include an examination of teacher planning, appropriate teaching strategies for and the evaluation of pupil learning in the social studies within those contexts.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for Education 3961 in addition to Education 2150 or 3960.

4020. Issues and Trends in Native Education (NPE,NS). A seminar course dealing with research, current problems and issues associated with Native Education within a Canadian, and in particular, a Newfoundland and Labrador context.

4151. Advanced French Methodology (IS,ISI,NS). (See course description in Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

4161. The Teaching of Mathematics in the Intermediate and Secondary School (IS,ISI,ME,NS).(See course description in the Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

4163. Advance Mathematics Methodology (IS,ISI,NS). (See course description in Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

4168. The Teaching of Computer Science in the Intermediate and Secondary School (IS,ISI,ME,NS). (See course description in Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

4180. The Teaching of Social Studies in the Intermediate and Secondary School I (IS,ISI,ME,NS). (See course description in Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

4181. The Teaching of Social Studies in the Intermediate and Secondary School II (IS,ISI,ME,NS). (See course description in Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

4220. The Teaching of Inuttut I (T,NS,NPE). A variety of teaching techniques will be explored and materials developed to assist in the teaching of Inuttut in Native schools. Problems associated with second-language teaching will be explored.
Prerequisite: At least 9 credit hours in Inuttut.

4221. The Teaching of Inuttut II (T,NS,NPE). Continued exploration of teaching techniques and material development for the teaching of Inuttut with emphasis on linguistic difficulties encountered in Native schools by children whose first language is English.
Prerequisite: Education 4220.

4230. The Teaching of Innu-aimun I (T,NS,NPE). A variety of teaching techniques will be explored and materials developed to assist in the teaching of Innu-aimun in Native Schools.
Prerequisite: At least 9 credit hours in Innu-aimun.

4231. The Teaching of Innu-aimun II (T,NS,NPE). A variety of teaching techniques and material development for the teaching of Innu-aimun. Linguistic difficulties encountered by students whose first language is not Innu-aimun will be explored.
Prerequisite: Education 4230.

4330. Curriculum and Instruction in Native and Northern Schools I (T,NPE,NS). Principles of and techniques for curriculum development will be reviewed. Adaptation or reformulation of these will be made in the light of the needs and desires of Native peoples. Critical analysis will be made of curriculum resources presently in use. Instructional materials will be prepared and produced with emphasis on printed materials relevant to the experiential background of the Innu and Inuit child.

4331. Curriculum and Instruction in Native and Northern Schools II (PE,NPE,NS). (See course description in Course Description section for the Faculty of Education).

404X. Internship in Native and Northern Education (NPE,NS). (Equivalent to 15 credit hours in Education). A one-semester internship in a school setting that will enable students to become directly involved in the teaching/learning process through observation and practice. Activities during the semester will involve seminars to assist students in the assessment of teaching methodologies most appropriate for the curriculum in Native schools. Student placement will be in a school setting depending upon the program route which students have followed.
Prerequisite: See Bachelor of Education (Native and Northern) Degree Regulations.
NOTE: Students completing Education 404X are advised that they may not be placed in their first district of choice and may be assigned to another Provincial school district.


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