"There is a beautiful moment during the graduation ceremony in certain Waldorf schools which sees each child of the youngest class lead hand-in-hand into the auditorium, a member of the graduating class of the school. Each graduating seventeen-year-old, having dedicated nearly a decade-and-a-half of one's life to the school, is ceremoniously led single file into the auditorium by a four-year-old child who is just now embarking on a similar journey. This rite of passage, which is repeated year after year, is first and foremost a ritual which celebrates the accomplishments of each member of the graduating class, but it serves also as a temporal marking off of the significance of 'this place called school.' For all those who attend the ceremony, this moment is a cherished reminder of the sanctity of this place, its significance, purpose, and legacy." (Hutchison, David. (2004). A Natural History of Place in Education. New York: Teachers College Press, p. 9.)
Welcome to the EDUC 1F95: Introduction to the Foundations of Education course. This is the companion website for the course.
The students in EDUC 1F95 include concurrent education students who are enrolled in Brock University's Primary-Junior (P/J), Junior-Intermediate (J/I), and Intermediate-Senior (I/S) teacher education programs. Most P/J and J/I students complete this course in the first year of their program. Most I/S students complete this course in the second year of their program. Some students in the course are not in the concurrent education program. They are completing the course out of interest. A special welcome to these students.
To experience success in the course, it is essential that you familiarize yourself with important elements of the course - especially those resources which outline in detail the requirements of the course.
Complete the following tasks:1.
Log into Brock University's learning management system
(LMS) (I.e., Sakai). Familiarize yourself with its features. (Should you require assistance, click on the "Help" button on the left-hand side in the LMS.)2.
In the LMS, review the course outline in detail. The course outline is available in the LMS "Resources" folder. Direct any questions you may have to the teaching assistant (TA) assigned to your seminar and online forum group. The names and contact information for the TAs are listed in the course outline.