Master of Education (MEd) Courses
EDUC 8100: Statistics in Education
This course will deal with the following: descriptive and inferential statistical procedures; commonly used one- and two-sample tests; an introduction to analysis variance and corresponding research designs.
EDUC 8240: Fundamentals of Curriculum Theory
A survey of the major theories of curriculum that have influenced education. An outline of the techniques employed in curriculum development, including sources of influence and control, specification of outcomes, selection and coordination of activities, strategies, resources and evaluation.
EDUC 8540: Fundamentals of Instructional Design
This course will consider current principles, research, theory and practice in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of instruction within various learning and teaching settings.
EDUC 8910: Special Topics
Selected advanced topics in Education based on new developments in particular areas, special faculty interests, and opportunities afforded by the availability of visiting professors. I have offered a special topics course in the area of eco-justice education.
EDUC 8940: Thesis Proposal
Candidates pursuing a Masters thesis, under the guidance of the thesis supervisor, internal thesis reader, and other faculty where appropriate, will engage in the preparation and defence of a Masters thesis proposal.
Doctor of Education (PhD) Courses
EDUC 9020: Doctoral Seminar I
In Core Seminar 1, the history and philosophical foundations of education are examined through the three fields of study. As well, students are introduced to qualitative methods of research in education, encompassing interview, phenomenological, ethnographic, constructivist, and case study approaches to data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
EDUC 9040: Doctoral Seminar II
In Core Seminar 2 students examine research, theories, and issues in the fields of study via a specific theme which is identified annually. For example, the theme might be bullying, or caring education, or gender issues. As well, students are introduced to quantitative methods of research in education, encompassing true experiments, quasi experiments, and correlational studies.