Electives

Updated:  June 18, 2018

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~ FALL 2018 ~

EDUC 40E3 X1 - Human Geography in the Secondary School Classroom

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This course focuses on the teaching of human geography. Topics include population, cultural patterns, and processes; political organization of space; agricultural and rural land use; industrialization and economic development; cities and urban land use.

NOTE:  This course is appropriate for both elementary and secondary students, particularly those who are interested in Social Studies.

EDUC 4103 X1 - Strategies in Teaching a Second Language

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The major focus will be teaching French as a second language. Course topics will be investigated in terms of theoretical foundations and classroom application. This course is normally taught in French.

*Note: This is one of the methods courses for students with French as a teachable area. You will require permission of the instructor to take this course as an elective if French is not a teachable area for you.

EDUC 42F3 A1 - Developmental Psychology for Teachers

Instructor: Dr. David Piper

Course description to follow.

EDUC 42F3 B1 - Media and the Environment

Instructor:Dr. Leo Elshof

This course will examine the role traditional and emergent media play in constructing and transforming our cultural, political, scientific and personal perspectives and understanding of our environment. Drawing on contemporary critical themes of media theory and practice, the course will examine how media frames and discourses are created to enable particular cultural forms of political economy and power.

Prerequisite: ESST 1023, ESST 2003; or by permission of instructor.

EDUC 4313 X1 - Introduction to Physical and Health Education

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This course incorporates theoretical and practical applications of comprehensive physical and health education at the elementary/secondary level within an inclusive school setting. Via instruction and activity in a variety of settings (gymnasium, outdoors, regular classroom) the course focuses on the development of active and healthy lifestyles. Attention will be given to the incorporation of physical activities in a typical classroom. 

Note: This course may be used as an elective by Elementary students. Secondary students with Physical Education as a teachable area will take it as a teachable course.

EDUC 4683 P1 - Linguistics for Teachers 1

Instructor:  (Open Acadia)

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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of the sound system (phonetics, phonology), and the word system (morphology) of English. Although it may be taken by all interested students, it is primarily designed to be taken with Educ 4693 as a foundation course for those who wish to teach English as a second or foreign language.

More information is available on Open Acadia's TESOL website.

~ WINTER 2019 ~

EDUC 42F3 A2 - Developmental Psychology for Teachers

Instructor: Dr. David Piper

Course description to follow.

EDUC 42F3 B2 - Environmental Justice and Equity

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Environmental problems do not affect all people equally, nor do solutions work equally well for affected groups. This course draws on a variety of case studies to explore how environmental issues are experienced differently across class, race, gender, and North-South lines, and critically examines the intersection of environmental and equity concerns.

*This course may be counted as the third methods course by those with a double teachable in Science.

EDUC 42F3 C2 - Classroom Management

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This course explores theoretical approaches to the pragmatic issues teachers encounter in daily practice. It is intended to encourage participants to reflect on previous classroom experience and frame a position for their current beliefs about the various challenges in managing the diverse complexities of the classroom environment in order to achieve academic, behavioral and social outcomes.

 

EDUC 42H3 X2 - Drama and Performative Inquiry

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Located within Arts scholarship, this course embraces curriculum theory and practice as applied and interwoven. Course emphasis includes: theatre competencies, drama as a vehicle for understanding cultural and global contexts and literacies through character, role, plot and narratives across time and curriculuar areas, with a dedication to equitable learning spaces.

EDUC 4673 P2 - Teaching English as a Second Language

Instructor:  (Open Acadia)

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This course introduces students to some of the major current teaching methods in English as a Second or Foreign Language. It is designed to help prepare teachers for teaching English to ESL speakers either in Canada or abroad. Students will also be required to complete a short ESL practicum.

It is recommended that students take the TESOL courses (Educ 4683, Educ 4863, Educ 4673) in the order that they are offered.

More information is available on Open Acadia's TESOL website.

EDUC 4703 X2 - Advanced Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education

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This course will investigate the many facets of Junior, Middle and High School Physical Education programs. It provides the opportunity to explore the avenues of highly effective teaching strategies and organizational functions that focus on student participation in an inclusive setting.

Prereq: Educ 4313 or Kine 3143 or equivalent.

Note: This course may be used as an elective by Elementary students only. Secondary students with Physical Education as a teachable area will take it as a teachable course.

EDUC 4793 X2 - Curriculum Issues in French as Second Language

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This course builds on the philosophical foundations of French as second language education developed in Educ 4103. It offers an opportunity for students to examine carefully the specific curricula they will encounter as teachers in the secondary public school setting.

Prereq: Fran 4403 or Educ 4103 with minimum B- grade

*Note: This is one of the methods courses for students with French as a teachable area. You will require permission of the instructor to take this course as an elective if French is not a teachable area for you.

EDUC 4863 P2 - Acquisition of Language

Instructor:  (Open Acadia)

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This course is foundational. The focus is on how language is acquired. There will be a sociological and a psychological analysis of language acquisition. Semantics, syntax, phonology and pragmatics will be explored.

More information is available on Open Acadia's TESOL website.

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