|COURSE NUMBER:||EDUC 412|
|COURSE TITLE:||Socio-cultural Influences in Junior/Senior High School|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:||John Hull|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:||credits 2 (hrs lect 2 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||This course examines the impact of contemporary culture
on the adolescent educational experience. Utilizing a collaborative
pedagogy, the course will challenge students to investigate how
Canadian culture shapes school structure and the teaching/learning
experience as well as its influence on adolescent self-perceptions and
their views of others. The course examines issues such as ethnic,
linguistic, socio-economic and religious diversity, gender, class,
sexual orientation, home school interactions, and adolescent popular
culture. Finally, the course encourages participants to consider how
teachers might create a community of learners out of a diverse group of
Prerequisites: EDUC 320 or 330
|REQUIRED TEXTS:||There is no single, prescribed text for this course. Required reading will be from a collection of articles, websites, videos, and blogs. Most of these readings will be posted as links and documents on the Moodlesite.|
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
|COURSE OBJECTIVES:||Students will:
Class 1: Course Introduction and Expectations, Course organization, project selections; presentation dates.
Class 2: Guest Presentation, Learning Activity, Project Need to Knows, Project Research
Classes 3‐8: Sessions are divided between a) student‐led presentations, b) learning activities and c) instructor‐led wrap up.
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.
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