P: Courses for students on the PRIMARY Programme
E: Courses for students on the ELEMENTARY Programme
S: Courses for students on SECONDARY 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
PS: Courses for students on the POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION Programmes
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.
TL: Courses for students on the TeleLearning and Rural School Teaching Programme
These courses are designed for students enrolled in the Diploma Programme in TeleLearning and Rural School Teaching and can be used for credit on Programmes 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 programme 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
NOTE: Credit may be obtained for only one of Education 3480, Education 3801, Education 4480 and Education 4905.
4906. Career Development in the context of Rural schools (P,E,IS,TL). This course will
examine both traditional and contemporary theories of career development and their application
within rural and remote context. Changes in the nature and structure of work, education, leisure,
and society require adaptive career competencies. Students will explore the effective use of
telecommunications technologies in designing, implementing, and evaluating Programmes.
NOTE: Credit may be obtained for only one of Education 3211 and Education 4906.
4907. Curriculum Connections in Multi-grade/Multi-age Classrooms (P,E,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 (P,E,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 (P,E,IS,TL). This course will explore the role of rural schools as community learning centres in facilitating life-long learning (e.g., pre-school Programmes 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 (P,E,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 programme 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.
4911. TeleTeaching in a Virtual Classroom (IS,TL). This course will examine effective teaching strategies with particular reference to teaching in a virtual classroom through a school district digital Intranet and the use of shared Web-based resources. This course will focus on the delivery of senior high school courses to students in small rural schools using telecommunications technologies and collaborative teaching and learning. This course is intended mainly for secondary teachers.
4912. Student Assessment in the Context of Rural Schools (P,E,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 be obtained for only one of Education 3280, 3281, 3950, 3955, 4912 and Education 4950.
4913, 4914, 4915. Field-based Experience in a Rural School (TL). Field-based experiences
will include either a minimum of one credit hour (three weeks, Education 4913), two credit hours
(six weeks, Education 4914), or a maximum of three credit hours (nine weeks, Education 4915).
Furthermore, the Centre for TeleLearning and Rural Education will develop, in collaboration
with the Faculty of Education, appropriate criteria for the placement of students in rural schools.
NOTE: Credit may only be obtained for a total of 3 credit hours chosen from Education 4913, Education 4914 or Education 4915.
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.
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