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Graduate Courses

GCRD 6939 Technology and Language Education (Mount Saint Vincent University)

This graduate course looks at the various epistemologies and frameworks that surround literacy, technology and education. Students develop a project that emphasizes the links between theory and practice in multiliteracies and multimodality.

GLIT 6727 Literacy I (Mount Saint Vincent University)

This entry-level graduate course is meant to introduce students to general literacy principles and research. Keeping in mind the needs of the 21st Century, including current trends in literacy research, we will study the purposes and implications of such practices in pedagogical research. In-class activities and readings will specifically address such themes as literacy engagement, literacy practices, maker education and literacy research, transactional systems in literacy, and critical race theory as it relates to contemporary literacy studies in education.

PEDA 5503 Educational Psychology and Literacy Studies (Université Sainte-Anne)

This graduate course is meant to expand understandings of literacy and their relationships to educational psychology. Concepts like flow, engagement, interest, and motivation are looked at through various epistemologies and research frameworks.

PEDA 5513 Curriculum Analysis (Université Sainte-Anne)
PEDA 5513 is a M.Ed. course that addresses assessment and evaluation methods based on fundamental educational concepts. We analyze the main characteristics of learning outcomes as well as the larger effects on evaluation. The course examines evaluation theories, evaluation methods, and new ways of evaluating participation in classrooms.

PEDA 5533 Assessment in French Second Language Contexts and French as a First Language Minority Communities (Université Sainte-Anne)
This course presents a critical analysis of FSL and FFL curriculum components, taking into account various aspects of teaching and learning, cultural diversity and new technologies. Covered subjects include: experiential learning, learning outcomes, final tasks, three-step activities (preliminary, in-course, and follow-ups), reception and production, critical thinking, learning and teaching strategies, multiple intelligences, and relationships between cultural and communicative competencies.

Undergraduate Courses

EDUC 5340 Curriculum Practices in Secondary Language Arts (Mount Saint Vincent University)

A practical and conceptual introduction to the teaching and learning of English language arts. Through approaches such as readings, workshops, lectures, and seminars, students will develop pedagogical and content knowledge in the context of the Nova Scotia. Students will also explore issues and policies relevant to the contemporary secondary classroom, such as digital technologies for the teaching profession, culturally responsive pedagogy, literacy across content areas, and integration of content knowledge.  

EDUC 5345 Advanced Curriculum Practices in Secondary Language Arts (Mount Saint Vincent University)

To assist future teacher-educators with the necessary tools and theories to shape their teaching philosophies as it regards language arts and digital technologies at the secondary level. Review of the current literature on secondary language arts, specifically as it relates to 21st century methods, critical media literacy implementation, and digital epistemologies. The second objective of the course is to build on these readings and theories to create thoughtful and genuine lesson plans that are appropriate for the age groups that students want to work with. Finally, students will prepare a teaching portfolio that reflects their findings and expertise, and to build communities of knowledge among pre-service teachers, and more importantly build necessary bridges between theory and practice.

EDSL 215 French Communication for English Second Language Teachers in Quebec (McGill University)

EDSL215 is a 3-credit undergraduate course offered in French. It is meant to introduce students to French basics in order to communicate in that language in their work environment (that is, with the principal, colleagues, students, and students’ parents), specific to a Francophone setting. To that end, the objectives of this course are:

1. To develop the ability to communicate in written and oral French in social contexts, specifically within school environments.

2. Acquire the necessary vocabulary skills to communicate in French, master grammar features of the language with the objective of achieving daily work-related tasks.

3. Learn French though multimodal tools (e.g., videos, blogs), that reflect contemporary social practices demanded by the teaching profession.