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Master of Arts (M.A.); Education and Society (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • EDEM 621 Thesis 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Departmental seminar to guide students through the process of developing a thesis proposal, identifying a supervisor, research sites and participants, and considering ethical issues.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Eric Caplan, Shaheen Shariff, Boyd Eric White, Bronwen Low (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter
  • EDEM 623 Thesis 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Continuation of EDEM 621.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Steve Jordan, Eric Caplan, Shaheen Shariff, Boyd Eric White, Lisa Starr, Bronwen Low (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter
  • EDEM 699 Thesis 3 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Final synthesis of the research project.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Lisa Starr (Fall) Eric Caplan, Shaheen Shariff, Boyd Eric White, Lisa Starr, Bronwen Low (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • EDEM 609 Introduction to Educational Theory and Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Critical exploration of contemporary issues in educational theory and research, in terms of current scholarship in the field, current educational contexts, and student research. Educational issues as expressions of social, political, economic, epistemological and cultural reconfigurations.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Bronwen Low (Fall) Ronald Morris (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
  • EDEM 690 Research Methods: Philosophy and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Overview of the epistemological foundations of a range of research methods, including but not limited to quantitative, philosophical, qualitative, arts-based, and mixed methods.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Carolyn E Turner (Fall) Lynn Butler Kisber (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits selected from one of the following streams below:

Culture and Values in Education Stream

3 credits to be selected from the following:

  • EDER 607 Ethics and Values in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Considers education as a concept and practice influenced by values (ethical, religious, aesthetic, cultural, political, etc.). Includes a critical examination of selected approaches to values education.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Ronald Morris (Winter)

  • EDER 608 Educational Implications of Social Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An analysis of some of the educational implications of various social and political theories: liberalism, Marxism and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Fall
  • EDER 615 Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Explores questions, aims, debates and modes of inquiry that characterize philosophical approaches to studying educational questions. Introduces philosophy of education as a distinctive field of educational research and may focus on figures or themes of contemporary interest.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Kevin Michael McDonough (Fall)

    • Winter

Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Stream

3 credits to be selected from the following:

  • EDEC 602 Foundations in Curriculum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course introduces the field of curriculum studies, including a historical approach to the discourses, debates and issues that have shaped it. Students will actively explore relationships between curriculum theory and professional as well as pedagogical practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Fall
  • EDEC 606 Autobiographical Approaches in Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Curriculum and Instruction : This course focuses on understanding the relationship between self and other through autobiography in curriculum studies. Students will explore new approaches and critical engagement with teacher self-study, auto ethnography, life writing, memoir reading, artistic practices, writing the self, and memory studies.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Teresa Strong (Winter)

  • EDEM 644 Curriculum Development and Implementation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : This course will explore and critique the processes of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation in relation to the field of curriculum studies. The focus will be on the role of the educator/leader as a curriculum professional in formal and non-formal learning environments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Elective Courses (12 credits)

12 credits at the 500, 600, or 700 level, chosen in consultation with the Thesis Supervisor or Graduate Program Director. The student may take a maximum of 6 credits from outside the Department.

Faculty of Education—2015-2016 (last updated May. 28, 2015) (disclaimer)