Faculty of Education

COURSES IN TELELEARNING AND RURAL SCHOOL TEACHING

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.

These courses are designed for students enrolled in the Diploma Program in TeleLearning and Rural School Teaching and can be used for credit on Programs as outlined in the Regulations for Degrees and Diplomas and as indicated below:

4900. TeleLearning in a Rural School Intranet (TL). This course will examine the pedagogy of telelearning with particular reference to teaching and learning using the school's Intranet (Local Area Network). This course will examine the implications of integrating telecommunications technologies (e.g., World Wide Web, Internet and STEM~Net/SchoolNet) to enhance the learning environment in multi-grade/multi-age classrooms. This course will focus on telelearning in all subject areas in the primary, elementary and intermediate grades (K-9).

4901. Effective Teaching Strategies for Multi-grade/Multi-age Classrooms (TL). This course begins with a critical examination of traditional approaches to multi-grading. The main focus of the course will be to introduce teachers to the potential of adopting a multi-age approach in small schools which have of necessity grouped children of more than one age group and grade level together for instruction. This course will also examine the implications of implementing a philosophy of multi-age pedagogy in the primary, elementary and intermediate grades (K-9).

4902. Special Needs in the Context of Rural Schools (TL). This course will introduce students to the entire spectrum of special education issues and concerns in the context of multi-grade/multi-age classrooms. The course will make particular reference to the provision of special education services and the implementation of individualized program planning in multi-grade/multi-age classrooms in rural schools.
NOTE: Credit may be obtained for only one of Education 3220, Education 4240 or Education 4902.

4903. Leadership Perspectives in Rural Schools (TL). This course will examine educational theories and the practice of leadership within the context of rural schools. This course will emphasize leadership for educational change and reform with a focus on current and emergent theories and practices. There will also be a particular focus on the contribution of instructional leadership in rural schools. This course will enable leaders to become problem solvers in issues related to the rural context.

4904. Contemporary Educational Issues in Rural Schools (TL). This course will analyze the cultural, political and economic contexts of education in contemporary society with special emphasis on the role of the school in rural communities. The course will give particular reference to social trends in society (local, provincial, regional, national and global) and their effects on rural schools in remote/isolated communities.

4905. Resource-based Learning in the Context of Rural Schools (TL). This course will examine the implications of implementing resource-based learning in the context of multi-grade and/or multi-age classrooms, including learning resources within a school's resource centre as well as those on-line (e.g., access to STEM~net/SchoolNet/Internet and the World Wide Web). This course will emphasize the need for systematic planning, with a focus on curriculum outcomes and performance standards. The course will emphasize the selection of the most appropriate resources and strategies to meet individual student interests and needs, particularly in schools without resource centres. In addition, the course will examine various resources within the community.
NOTE: Credit may be obtained for only one of Education 4905, Education 3480, Education 3484, Education 3801 and Education 4480*.

4907. Curriculum Connections in Multi-grade/Multi-age Classrooms (PE,IS,TL). This course will focus on curriculum connections and intra-disciplinary learning in multi-grade/multi-age classrooms. The course will examine the horizontal and vertical integration of the curriculum in multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary contexts. The course will also provide teachers with opportunities to develop themes that connect concepts and skills across disciplines and grade levels in the context of the Essential Graduation Learnings and curriculum outcomes.

4908. Rural Schools and Community Relations (PE,IS,TL). The course will examine the impact of school councils on the administration of rural schools. The course will focus on the role of school councils in the improvement of teaching and learning in rural schools. The course will also examine the relationships between the school council of a small rural school, the school administration, the community, the school district office and the local economy.

4909. Rural Schools as Community Learning Centres (PE,IS,TL). This course will explore the role of rural schools as community learning centres in facilitating life-long learning (e.g., pre-school Programs and adult education). The course will focus on community education using the facilities in the school. There will also be an examination of potential partnerships between the school and the community (e.g., the use of the school's Intranet as the Community Access Site to the Internet).

4910. Curriculum Implementation in All-grade Rural Schools (PE,IS,TL). This course will examine strategies for implementing the prescribed curriculum in multi-grade/multi-age classrooms as well as offering a senior high school program in all-grade rural schools (K-12). The course will explore the implications of various schedules in a small all-grade school (K-12) such as Semesterization, Block Scheduling and the Quarter System Timetable. The course will also focus on the implications of centralized scheduling to accommodate the delivery of senior high school courses via telecommunications technologies. This course is intended mainly for school administrators of all-grade rural schools.

4912. Student Assessment in the Context of Rural Schools (PE,IS,TL). This course will examine a broad spectrum of educational assessment issues in the context of curriculum outcomes and performance standards in multi-grade/multi-age classrooms, including the administration of criterion-reference tests at the end of Grades 3, 6, 9 and 12. The course will also include the interpretation of data with special emphasis on student performance in rural schools.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for Education 4912 and any of the following: Education 3280, 3281, 3950, 3955 and 4950.

4916. General Classroom Music (TL, NPE). Organization and implementation of a classroom music program for all grade levels with emphasis on creativity and developing musical perception through listening. (A knowledge of music rudiments is helpful but not required.)
NOTES: 1) Credit may be obtained for only one of Education 4916 and Education 3190.
2) This course may not be used for credit towards the Conjoint degrees of Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education as a second degree program.

4920-4930. Special Topics Courses in TeleLearning and Rural School Teaching (TL). There will be opportunities for members of the Faculty of Education to research and design additional courses as electives for the Diploma in TeleLearning and Rural School Teaching. Topics to be offered will be announced by the Faculty of Education.

* Inactive Course


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