Faculty of Education



P: Courses for students on the PRIMARY Programme
E: Courses for students on the ELEMENTARY Programme
S: Courses for students on SECONDARY Programme
V: Courses for students on the VOCATIONAL EDUCATION Programme
I: Courses for students on the TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Programme
T: Courses for students on the T.E.P.L. Diploma Programme
A: Courses for students on the Diploma in ADULT TEACHER EDUCATION Programme
SE: Courses for students on the SPECIAL EDUCATION Programme.
NPE: Courses for students on the NATIVE AND NORTHERN Teacher Education Programme - Primary/Elementary route.
NS: Courses for students on the NATIVE AND NORTHERN Teacher Education Programme - Secondary route.

The Faculty of Education, in co-operation with the Division of Continuing Studies, offers a number of Institutes in Education. These are intended primarily to provide opportunity for teachers to gain knowledge of new approaches to the teaching of existing school programmes and to gain insight into aspects of new programmes as they are introduced in the school system. These Institutes normally carry six or nine credit hours. Students who enrol in Institutes of six weeks duration or less will not normally be permitted to register for any other courses. Additional information on Institutes may be obtained from the Faculty of Education or the Division of Continuing Studies. Not all Institutes are offered every semester or summer.

NOTE: Students wishing to enrol in Institutes should contact the Office of Student Services.


Education 4540 and 4542 (P,E). . This Institute is intended to provide the pedagogical foundation, technical skills, and practical experience necessary to the preparation of teachers who use a variety of non-speech communication systems with disabled children. Such children have communication disorders due to conditions, such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, neurological damage, and other causes. Increasingly, children with these disorders are being educated in modified and/or regular public school environments. The Institute is designed to provide for the integration of theory and practical instructional application by requiring participants to work, under direct supervision, for approximately 12 hours per week with children whose communication disorders require augmentative or alternative communication methods.
Enrolment will be limited to 20 students. To register for this Institute, students must be admitted to the Degree Programme in Special Education.


Education 3530, 3531, 3532. (P,E). . This Institute is a nine credit hours in Reading. The Institute is designed for primary and elementary school teachers who desire further training in Reading instruction. It will be concerned with instructing teachers in a variety of approaches for the teaching of Reading on a developmental and remedial level. In general, instruction will be geared to acquaint teachers with certain current methodologies in the teaching of Reading. Specific instruction will be directed towards developing teacher competence in the areas of diagnosis, systematic instructional planning, the utilization of the language-experience approach, the development of learning activity centers and techniques of evaluation. The Institute will combine in-depth instruction, aimed at meeting the specific needs of classroom teachers, with a practicum experience. Participating teachers will be required to demonstrate their understanding of and competence with the teaching methodologies presented in this Institute. The demonstration of this understanding will be presented by each teacher in an actual small group and one-on-one teaching situations involving school age students.


3052, 3053. (E). This institute, which will be taught in French, is designed to provide Elementary teachers with the theory and practice necessary to teach the Grades 4, 5, and 6 Core French programme. Topics include the aims and objectives of Elementary Core French for the Province, theories of second language acquisition, general principles of second language teaching, and specific strategies for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing. The Institute will also include the teaching of culture in the second language programme. Teachers will become familiar with materials currently prescribed for use in Elementary Core French and will prepare lesson plans based on these materials. Evaluation techniques and activities will also be covered.
Prerequisite: French 2101.
NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for Education 3050 and 4153 in addition to credit for this Institute. Students who have completed one of these courses may receive three credit hours for the Institute.


Computer Science 2605.

Education 4164. This Institute is designed to assist practicing teachers who intend to implement the programme in Computer Studies in Newfoundland high schools and will include both a presentation of basic concepts in Computer Science and a consideration of techniques and skills used in the teaching of Computer Studies in the high schools. Topics to be covered will include: the history of Computer Science, common terminology related to computer technology, an introduction to problem solving and programming the BASIC language, the impact of computers in society. Instruction will take several forms, including formal lectures, small group discussions, and the use of micro-computers.


Education 4250. Teaching French Language Arts in French Immersion Programmes in the Primary and Elementary Grades (P,E). Aims and objectives of French language teaching in the French immersion classroom; teaching and evaluation techniques relating to the reading curriculum in French immersion programmes; relationships between oral and written expression in French, and an analysis of some problems related to these relationships; practical work with curriculum materials used in the teaching of French language arts in the French immersion programmes, especially those used in Newfoundland schools.
NOTE: All classes and the evaluation procedures will be conducted in French.

Education 4251. Teaching of French Language in the General Curriculum of the French Immersion Programmes in the Primary and Elementary Grades (P,E). An examination of the general curriculum in French immersion programmes relating to the language used in these materials and the age of the child; language needed for adequate comprehension of the curriculum materials in French immersion programmes; activities for enhancing language learning in general through the curriculum areas in the French immersion classroom suitable to the age of the child at these grade levels; practical work with the materials used in the teaching of the general curriculum in French immersion programmes, especially those used in Newfoundland schools.
Secondary school teachers interested in this Institute should check the Regulations for the Conjoint Degrees of Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts.
NOTE: All classes and the evaluation procedures will be conducted in French.


Education 3945, 3946 (E). . This Institute will focus on the nature of junior high Mathematics instruction and how it should differ from elementary and high school instruction. Emphasis will be placed on the transition between informal and formal approaches to the teaching of junior high Mathematics. The Van Hiel levels and their implications for instruction in geometry will be discussed.
Activities appropriate to the teaching of junior high Mathematics will be developed and demonstrated. A particular focus in this component of the Institute will be on activities appropriate to the new programme and how they can be integrated into the junior high Mathematics curriculum.
Prerequisite: Education 3940 (or equivalent) or Education 4161 (or equivalent) or permission of the instructor.


Education 4254, 4255 (P,E). . This Institute is designed to help teachers in French Immersion programmes acquire the skills to teach Mathematics in the grades Kindergarten to eight. Topics include: introduction to the Mathematics curriculum in the Province; aims and pedagogical alternatives for teaching areas such as numeration, decimals, fractions, measurement, geometry, problem solving, and evaluation. The course will emphasize the use of concrete materials. Practical work with the Mathematics curriculum in Newfoundland and Labrador will be included. Problems specific to the teaching of Mathematics in the Immersion classroom, such as counting, money, time, the division algorithm will be included, as well as questions related to Mathematics terminology and the second language competence of the learner.
Students on the conjoint B.A., B.Ed. degree programme are eligible to take these courses under regulation 3(i).
NOTE: All classes and evaluation procedures will be conducted in French.


Education 4252, 4253 (P,E). This institute is designed to help teachers in French Immersion Programmes acquire skills to teach Social Studies in the Primary, Elementary, or High School Grades. Topics include: an overview of the evolution of the educational system in Newfoundland and Labrador; an examination of the French Immersion Curriculum; the aims and objectives of French Immersion in relation to the goals and objectives of Social Studies; the nature and purpose of the Social Studies; principles of the teaching of Social Studies; an examination of the scope and sequence of the Social Studies curriculum in relation to the child's mental development; methods for teaching and evaluating skills to be developed through the Social Studies curriculum; the integration of Social Studies for enhancing French second language acquisition; practical work with the materials used in the Social Studies curriculum for French Immersion in Newfoundland and Labrador.
NOTE: All classes and evaluation procedures will be conducted in French.

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