Year Course ID Course
2020-2021 EDUC 211

Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning

An evaluation of psychological theories and research relating to learning and teaching, with a focus on: developmental stages, learning theories, motivation, classroom management, evaluation, inter- and intra-individual differences, and needs of exceptional children.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Student must have completed at least one semester. (3-0; 3-0).
Cross-listed: PSYC 214
2020-2021 EDUC 222

Principles of Teaching and Learning

This course covers principles of teaching and learning in a classroom setting. Topics include: the nature and purpose of schooling; models of teaching and learning; pedagogy and learning styles; classroom planning and management; and current issues of education concerning inclusion and diversity. This course is guided by the assumption that one's faith impacts one's actions in meaningful and thoughtful ways.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 211; second year standing. (3-0; 3-0)
Co-requisite(s): EDUC 211; second year standing. (3-0; 3-0)
NB: Students are involved in 12 hours of classroom observation, normally two hours per week for six weeks. Formerly EDUC 200
2020-2021 EDUC 233

Foundations of Education

A critical consideration of selected educational thinkers and the establishment and development of public schooling in British Columbia. An evaluation of prominent theoretical approaches to education and how they are rooted in certain philosophical perspectives. An examination of important issues in education such as the nature and aims of schooling, views of knowledge and the curriculum, and moral and values education. This course centres on the development of a personal theory of education.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 211; second year standing. (3-0; 3-0)
Co-requisite(s): EDUC 211; second year standing. (3-0; 3-0)
NB: Formerly EDUC 203
2020-2021 EDUC 268

Introduction to Teaching ESL

This introductory course investigates the English language itself (what we teach), the various ELT (English Language Teaching) methodologies and classroom techniques (how we teach), and the participants in the teaching/ learning process (the who of ELT).

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
NB: LING 268 is a foundational course for further studies in the TESOL certificate program.
Cross-listed: LING 268
2020-2021 EDUC 302

Initial Classroom Experience

These initial classroom experiences provide students with meaningful educational experiences in schools and classrooms. Students relate their studies in the university classroom to school settings. They become more confident in being in the classroom and interacting with students and teachers, and carry out activities that prepare them for more advanced practica. Pre-service teachers are involved in 25 hours of classroom experience, normally 2.5 hours a week for 10 weeks( or 30 hours of classroom experience if the course happens for one to two weeks during the month of May. Requests for May practica are processed through the Dean's office.).

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into School of Education, enrolment in a third or fourth year education class for EDUC 302; EDUC 302 for EDUC 303, and a minimum 2.70 GPA.
NB: Pass/Fail courses.
2020-2021 EDUC 303

Initial Classroom Experience

These initial classroom experiences provide students with meaningful educational experiences in schools and classrooms. Students relate their studies in the university classroom to school settings. They become more confident in being in the classroom and interacting with students and teachers, and carry out activities that prepare them for more advanced practica. Pre-service teachers are involved in 25 hours of classroom experience, normally 2.5 hours a week for 10 weeks( or 30 hours of classroom experience if the course happens for one to two weeks during the month of May. Requests for May practica are processed through the Dean's office.).

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into School of Education, enrolment in a third or fourth year education class for EDUC 302; EDUC 302 for EDUC 303, and a minimum 2.70 GPA.
NB: Pass/Fail courses.
2020-2021 EDUC 310

The Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom

The study of the identification, etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis of students with exceptional learning needs such as learning and physical disabilities, visual and auditory impairments, behaviour disorders, intellectual delay, and giftedness as related to classroom experiences in schools.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 211 or PSYC 214; third year standing.
Cross-listed: PSYC 310
2020-2021 EDUC 321

Curriculum Planning for the Classroom

The theory and process of curriculum development based on a faith-informed understanding, with diverse applications of classroom curriculum planning. Topics include: definitions and aims of the curriculum; justifying the curriculum; current approaches to curriculum development; knowledge and curriculum content; curriculum integration; planning, constructing and implementing classroom units; evaluating and using curriculum resources; curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation of successful teacher planning methods.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 222 and third year standing, 2.5 GPA. (3-0; 3-0)
2020-2021 EDUC 345

Gender and Education

An introduction to gender and education as a method of inquiry into the role of education in society. In particular, the course explores the relationship of gender and education in the context of formalized schooling, both in Canada and around the world. By focusing on gender, this course considers the experiences of people in their roles of students, classmates, teachers, and in positions of leadership. For people of faith, students will become familiar with -gender' as a sociological variable (i.e. cultural) in schooling by exploring current sociological theories of education and current lived realities of girls and boys in schools.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): third year standing, 2.5 GPA.
2020-2021 EDUC 350

Elementary School Human Kinetics

Teaching methodology and curriculum for physical education instruction. An introduction to lesson planning, active living, movement skills, and safety, fair play and leadership as it applies to students in a school physical education program.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing or instructor's consent.
Cross-listed: HKIN 350
2020-2021 EDUC 365

Social Issues in Education

This course is an introduction to the sociology of education as an analysis of the role of education in society. In particular, the course will explore societal trends affecting the institutions and practices of education; interpretative paradigms and related research studies; group dynamics in education; religious, social, and economic factors and issues in Canadian education.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 222; third year standing.
2020-2021 EDUC 373

Media and Technologies in Education

An overview of educational media and technologies in the classroom. Students will engage this course as collaborators, content creators, and tinkerers, working together for a discerning praxis of educational media and technologies.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 3rd year standing; elective course available to all TWU students
2020-2021 EDUC 401

Assessment and Evaluation for Learning

A consideration of models of student assessment that contribute to effective and meaningful student learning. Assessment of learning, for learning, and as learning. Topics include: underlying perspectives on student assessment, including faith informed perspectives; linking assessment to curriculum and learning, grading practices and guidelines, sampling student performance, keeping records, communicating the results of assessment, interpreting and using the results of large-scale testing.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 321 and fourth year standing; 2.5 GPA. Concurrently taking a practicum course: EDUC 303, EDUC 402, or EDUC 403. )
2020-2021 EDUC 402

Initial Classroom Experience

These initial classroom experiences provide students with meaningful educational experiences in schools and classrooms. Students relate their studies in the university classroom to school settings. Throughout the course and school visits, students become more confident in being in the classroom, interacting with students and teachers, and in carrying out activities that prepare them for more advanced practica. Pre-service teachers are involved in 25 hours of classroom experience, normally 2 1/2 hours a week for 10 weeks (or 30 hours of classroom experience if the course happens for one to two weeks during the month of May. Requests for May practica are processed through the Dean's office.).

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 303 for EDUC 402; EDUC 402 for EDUC 403; enrolment in a third or fourth year education class and a minimum GPA of 2.70.
NB: Pass/Fail courses.
2020-2021 EDUC 403

Initial Classroom Experience

These initial classroom experiences provide students with meaningful educational experiences in schools and classrooms. Students relate their studies in the university classroom to school settings. Throughout the course and school visits, students become more confident in being in the classroom, interacting with students and teachers, and in carrying out activities that prepare them for more advanced practica. Pre-service teachers are involved in 25 hours of classroom experience, normally 2 1/2 hours a week for 10 weeks (or 30 hours of classroom experience if the course happens for one to two weeks during the month of May. Requests for May practica are processed through the Dean's office.).

Course Credits: 3
2020-2021 EDUC 411

Early Learning Curriculum and Assessment

An exploration of early childhood theories, philosophical perspectives, effective practices, curriculum and assessment and an overall understanding of what it means to effectively support and nurture early learners. The vital role of a well prepared early learning educator and the importance of learning through play, emergent curriculum and authentic assessment methods will be thoroughly examined. Content addresses the entire spectrum of a child's growth and development within the context of place, families and communities: linguistic, socio-cultural, emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive development.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 222 and fourth year standing, 2.5 GPA. Concurrently with a practicum course: EDUC 303, EDUC 402 or EDUC 403. )
2020-2021 EDUC 412

Strategies for the Exceptional Child

This course builds upon the information presented in introductory courses to special education. It is intended for pre-professional Education students and those in psychology, social services, and nursing, and is designed to provide information and strategies for: assessing the needs of students, developing intervention techniques, and utilizing the resources of various professionals to meet the diverse needs of exceptional students and exceptional families. Enrolment in this class includes a practicum in a special needs setting.

Course Credits: 4
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 310 or PSYC 310; third year standing or professional teaching experience and permission of instructor, minimum 2.5 GPA. (0-0; 3-1)
NB: Offered in the spring.
Cross-listed: PSYC 412
2020-2021 EDUC 430

Foundations and Principles of Music Education

An introduction to the historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological foundations of music education. Topics include program development, teaching methods, administration, supervision, and evaluation.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): MUSI 131, 132; 225, 226; third or fourth year standing.
NB: Not offered every year See music department chair.
Cross-listed: MUSI 430
2020-2021 EDUC 451

Classrm Teaching: Theory & Practice

This course is designed to help prospective teachers reflect on factors that make classrooms and schools effective communities for learning. Students recognize, develop, and practice the relevant strategies and skills required for effective teaching and learning, and reflect on their teaching and its effects on student growth and learning. Eight weeks is classroom practica; six weeks focuses on a process of deliberation and reflective action that interrelates theory and practice.

Course Credits: 7
Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Professional Year of the Teacher Education Program.
NB: 7 sem. hrs. theory; 8 sem. hrs. practica. Students may not take other courses when taking EDUC 451, 452 except required curriculum and pedagogy courses. Pass/Fail courses.
2020-2021 EDUC 452

Classrm Teaching: Theory & Practice

This course is designed to help prospective teachers reflect on factors that make classrooms and schools effective communities for learning. Students recognize, develop, and practice the relevant strategies and skills required for effective teaching and learning, and reflect on their teaching and its effects on student growth and learning. Eight weeks is classroom practica; six weeks focuses on a process of deliberation and reflective action that interrelates theory and practice.

Course Credits: 8