The last three weeks of the course each explored the following question from a different perspective: What is the primary role and purpose of education?:
Week 8: Education for Economic Development - The primary role and purpose of education is to ensure that Ontario is economically competitive with other provinces and countries by graduating a well-trained and educated workforce. (Focus on: society.)
Week 9: Education for Social Equity - The primary role and purpose of education is to ensure educational equity for traditionally under-serviced and marginalized groups, including women and girls, racialized students, and economically disadvantaged children and youth. (Focus on: social group.)
Week 10: Education for Personal Development - The primary role and purpose of education is to ensure that each individual student has the opportunity to fulfill his or her unique potential by making personally meaningful choices related to one's learning. (Focus on: self.)
This week, the Fall term capstone assignment is introduced which asks you to draw on the Weeks 8, 9, and 10 content as you write a proposal for a new school which embodies a combination of the above roles and purposes - plus your own creative ideas.