EDUC 4202 - Overview

EDUC 4202 (01, 02, 03, 04) Junior/Intermediate - Education and Schooling, Sections 08, 09, 10 and 11

Instructor: Dr. Robert Fix
Office: H130
Phone Ext: 4149
Email: robfix@nipissingu.ca
Location: North Bay Campus, Room H112 and H246

Dates: Weeks of Sep 12th, 19th, 26th, Oct. 3rd, 24th, 31st, Nov. 7th, Dec. 5th, 12th, Winter Term TBA

Section 08 Thur., Rm H246, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Section 09 Friday Rm. H246, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.
Section 10 H112, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.
Section 11 H246, 01:30 pm-3:30 pm.

INTRODUCTION:

The purpose of this course is to better prepare teacher candidates to teach students. This preparation involves examining the history of education in Ontario, the relevant terminology, legal and political aspects, curriculum adaptations, and learning styles. You will have the opportunity to experience authentic learning. The course focus is on practical applications, and supports you in your professional growth as a teacher.

Most teachers will have cross cultural students and students of First Nations ancestry in their classrooms. It is our responsibility as teachers to learn about our students' histories and cultures, and to get to know them, their parents and their communities.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Education and Schooling is designed to enhance the knowledge, understanding and skill of teacher-candidates in the area of the philosophical, historical, legal, and social context of schooling and education. Through readings, dialogue, observation, seminars and reflection, the students will be encouraged to discover the multifaceted nature of modern classroom teaching and to discover and understand who you are as a "teacher". The intent of the course is thus to offer materials and experiences through which a strong foundation for professional teaching can be developed.