EDUC 1F95 explores elementary and secondary (I.e., K-12) education through the lens of a number of foundational disciplines. Per the Undergraduate Calendar course description
, the course examines the historical, sociological, psychological, and philosophical dimensions of K-12 schooling within an Ontario, Canada context.
History and sociology are the focus of the Fall term, which also addresses comparative education, educational economics, educational equity, educational finance, educational governance, educational reform, labour studies, and the intersection of social change and education. Psychology and philosophy are the focus of the Winter term.
The weekly lessons at this website, in conjunction with other course components, including Brock University's learning management system
(LMS) (I.e., Sakai), feature a selection of the following:
- focused content presentations
- curated multimedia content, including academic research, images, videos, and timelines
- links to external educational resources
- plenary sessions with the instructor, course coordinator, and guest speakers
- live seminars with TAs and other students
- online forum discussions which address key concepts and educational debates
- polls which aggregate student opinions about educational issues
Throughout the course, there are numerous opportunities for students to share and reflect on one another's viewpoints and educational experiences. Participative learning, reflective practice, and critical thinking within a holistic context are emphasized and supported.