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EDEL302 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary School Art Course Page

Description: This course provides an introduction to visual arts education for elementary schools. It is comprised of lectures, discussions, audio visual presentations, and hands-on media experiences. No visual arts background necessary. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDEL 305 or 316.

EDEL305 Language Arts in the Elementary School Course Page

Description: This course will introduce the language arts curriculum and will give a broad overview of the knowledge and skills required to implement a language arts program in the elementary school, including oral language, reading and writing. Prerequisite: EDU 100 and 210; pre/corequisite EDU 211. For students in the Elementary After Degree program: pre/corequisite EDU 210, 211, and 300. EDEL 305 is offered as part of Year 3 of the Elementary Program Route.

EDEL306 Introduction to Language and Literacy Development Course Page

Description: This course provides students with the background in language and literacy development needed to work with Indigenous children from diverse language and literacy backgrounds. The focus is on planning for language teaching and supporting Indigenous languages in the classroom.

EDEL316 Communication Through Mathematics Education Course Page

Description: This course provides an introduction to the teaching and learning of mathematics in the elementary classroom. The focus will be on using curriculum, strategies, planning and resources to meet student needs. Prerequisite: EDU 100 and 210; pre/corequisite EDU 211. For students in the Elementary After Degree program: pre/corequisite EDU 210, 211, and 300. EDEL 316 is offered as part of Year 3 of the Elementary Program Route.

EDEL321 Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary School Physical Education Course Page

Description: This course is designed to prepare students to teach Physical Education effectively in an elementary school setting. The goals to this end integrate understanding of child development, physical education, health, curriculum and pedagogy and making curricula links. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDEL 305 or 316.

EDEL325 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary School Music Course Page

Description: An introduction to the theory and practice of teaching music in the elementary classroom. Special emphasis on hands-on experience with techniques, strategies, and materials appropriate for K-6. No previous experience with music notation necessary. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDEL 305 or 316. Students cannot receive credit for both EDEL 325 and EDEL 328.

EDEL330 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary School Science Course Page

Description: This course provides an introduction to teaching elementary children about science and 'design and make' technology. Such themes as children's learning, science/technology/society connections, the Alberta program, planning and instruction and assessing children's progress will be explored. Students may not receive credit for both EDEL 330 and EDEL 372. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDEL 305 or 316.

EDEL335 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary School Social Studies Course Page

Description: An introduction to planning, resources, curriculum and strategies for meeting students' needs through social studies. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDEL 305 or 316.

EDEL345 Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary School Health Education Course Page

Description: Designed to prepare students to teach Health Education effectively in the elementary school setting. The focus will be on curriculum, strategies, planning, and resources to meet student. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDEL 305 or 316.

EDEL355 Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings Course Page

Description: An introduction to Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on early learning environments that meet the diverse needs of young children, and the roles of the early childhood educators within these environments. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL394 Selected Topics in Elementary Education I Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDEL395 Group Project I Elementary Education Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDEL404 Developing Literacy: Pre-School to Grade Three Course Page

Description: This senior education course focuses on the teaching and learning of literacy in Early Childhood settings (pre-school to grade three). The course explores instructional strategies, materials and classroom organization, based on contemporary theory and research. Prerequisite: EDEL 305 or equivalent introductory course in language arts education.

EDEL406 Diagnostic Teaching of Reading and Writing Course Page

Description: This course focuses on assessment techniques for reading and writing, provides information on administering these techniques to elementary school children and develops an understanding of how to interpret the information collected. Planning and implementing reading and writing instruction and selecting materials from a diagnostic perspective are also included in the course. Prerequisite: An introductory curriculum and instruction course in language learning; or consent of Department.

EDEL407 Reading in the Elementary School Course Page

Description: This course addresses the nature of the reading process. The development of children's reading abilities, organizing an environment for instruction in reading, teaching, reading strategies, the reading-writing connections, reading across curriculum, and the assessment of reading. Prerequisite: An introductory curriculum and instruction course in language learning; or consent of Department.

EDEL408 Writing in the Elementary School Course Page

Description: Topics include the development of children's writing abilities, the nature of the writing process, organizing an environment for instruction in writing, teaching strategies, the reading-writing connection, writing across the curriculum, and the assessment of writing. Prerequisite: An introductory curriculum and instruction course in language learning; or consent of Department.

EDEL409 Teaching Literature in Elementary Schools Course Page

Description: Topics include an exploration of the various genres of children's literature, authors and illustrators, strategies for planning and implementing a literature-based program across the elementary curriculum, response activities, and resources for teaching. Prerequisite: An introductory curriculum and instruction course in language learning; or consent of Department.

EDEL411 Literacy Development through Drama and Literature Course Page

Description: This course elucidates the role of drama as a teaching/learning medium in an elementary school program studies. Students sample and question current writing in the field and actively participate in various drama modes. Prerequisite: An introductory curriculum and instruction course in language learning; or consent of Department.

EDEL412 Teaching Language Arts in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Contexts Course Page

Description: This course is designed to help prepare teachers to develop learners' oral and written language skills in elementary classrooms, particularly for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) students. It offers an overview, within the Canadian context, of the linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic backgrounds, strengths and needs of FNIM children in elementary classrooms. Topics include language acquisition, bilingualism, bidialectalism, linguistic diversity, language maintenance and loss, teaching Standard English as a second language or dialect, and materials evaluation and development. Prerequisite: EDEL 305 or consent of the Department.

EDEL413 Teaching Language and Literacy in Multilingual Classrooms Course Page

Description: This course is designed to help prepare teachers to develop learner's English language and literacies in elementary classrooms, particularly in classrooms where there are children from homes where standard English may not be the first language or dialect. Students will be asked to extend their knowledge of language and literacy instruction to consider the sociolinguistic diversity they will find in contemporary classrooms. Prerequisite: EDEL 305.

EDEL415 Issues in Elementary Mathematics Education Course Page

Description: Focus is on current issues in mathematics education related to teacher and student roles, mathematical tasks and tools, and the learning environment. Prerequisite: An introductory curriculum and instruction course in mathematics education; or consent of Department.

EDEL420 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary School Physical Education Course Page

Description: Prerequisites: An introductory curriculum and pedagogy course in elementary school physical education; or consent of Department.

EDEL433 Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Elementary Science II Course Page

Description: This course consists of children's conceptions of the earth and sky and ways teachers can design teaching strategies to assist children in restructuring these conceptions. Specific topics include air and aerodynamics; sky science; weather watch; and rocks and minerals. Prerequisite: EDEL 330.

EDEL455 Play as a Teaching and Learning Strategy Course Page

Description: This course examines how choice and self-direction can enhance children's learning and thinking in early childhood settings. Students will be involved in planning and evaluating integrated, emergent curriculum projects involving learning in and through play. The conception of play as a teaching strategy will be investigated in relation to cultural, philosophical and historical traditions, current practices and recent research. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL457 Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Education Course Page

Description: Gives students an in-depth understanding of some of the major contemporary theories and approaches to Early Childhood Education, and examines how they can be utilized with young children from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds to enhance their learning. Students will be involved in planning, implementing and documenting integrated curriculum projects in a variety of early childhood settings. Prerequisite: Introductory Field Experience or consent of the Department. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL460 Sustaining Language and Culture through Traditional Knowledge and Practices Course Page

Description: This course examines approaches to Indigenous language and culture revitalization and their application to everyday life. Topics include traditional worldviews, the life cycle, rites of passage, community feasts, cultural celebrations, and festivals (but nothing of a sacred nature). The aim of this course is to create awareness about strategies Indigenous people are taking to sustain, preserve, and protect traditional practices. Elders serve as resources in the class. Prerequisites: EDEL 306 or consent of Department.

EDEL461 Second Language Acquisition: Teaching Indigenous Languages in an Immersion Context Course Page

Description: The course addresses current principles underlying second language teaching and learning in an immersion context. Foundations in oral language learning, methods, and strategies will be discussed in relation to children and adults learning an Indigenous language as a second language. Prerequisite: EDEL 306 or consent of the Department.

EDEL462 Developing Class Materials and Curriculum for Indigenous Languages Course Page

Description: Provides teachers with practical tools and hands-on experience in developing a wide range of material for Indigenous language classrooms and will improve their ability to use the language for communicative purposes. Grounded on research on effective language pedagogy and second language acquisition, this course will focus on holistic approaches to teaching language. Prerequisite: EDEL 306 and/or consent of the Department.

EDEL463 Assessment in Indigenous Language Classrooms Course Page

Description: This course will examine the assessment of Indigenous language learning in bilingual, immersion, and core language classrooms. A range of theoretical perspectives will be examined in the field of child language acquisition and techniques for assessing Indigenous language learning. Prerequisite: EDEL 306 or consent of the Department.

EDEL470 Bridging Cultures: Diverse Ways of Knowing in Science Course Page

Description: The course will consider science from the perspectives of history, culture and Indigenous ways of knowing. Specifically, the course will consider the historical, philosophical, and wisdom traditions of Indigenous knowledge systems as a cultural bridge to a greater awareness of science. We will also focus on the particular subject area cultural histories and collectively consider the critical contributions that these varying perspectives could play in classroom contexts. One of the unifying messages of this course is that Aboriginal ways of knowing provide a unique opportunity for teachers to rethink and reframe their approaches to scientific teaching and learning. Prerequisite: EDEL 330.

EDEL490 Supervised Independent Study in Elementary Education II Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDEL495 Seminar in Group Projects in Elementary Education II Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL496 Group Projects in Elementary Education II Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDEL505 Theory and Practice in Language Arts Course Page

Description: Examines a variety of theoretical perspectives on language and literacy and explores their implications for work with children. Questions of language acquisition, the role of language in learning, the development of literacy, and sociocultural influences are explored. Prerequisite: Equivalent to *3 in language arts education, or consent of Department. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL508 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading and Writing Problems I Course Page

Description: Focuses on the acquisition of skills in diagnostic assessment and remediation of reading and writing difficulties in children and adults. The influences of various theoretical perspectives and social issues on diagnosis and remediation are also explored. Students must enroll in EDEL 508 and 509 in the same year. Pre- or corequisite: EDEL 505 or consent of Department.

EDEL509 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading and Writing Problems II Course Page

Description: Provides advanced study in the diagnosis and remediation of reading and writing difficulties. Students will develop expertise with a variety of assessment and intervention strategies while extending their understanding of how various theories and social issues affect the nature and extent of the support provided to people with reading and writing difficulties. Students must enroll in EDEL 508 and 509 in the same year. Prerequisite: EDEL 508 or consent of Department.

EDEL510 Children's Literature in the Elementary School Course Page

Description: Focuses on approaches to teaching across the curriculum that will allow students to explore the value of literature in the lives of children; the development of a literature program; the creation of environments that enable children to respond to and grow through literature; the relationships between literature and literacy; and current research in literature in education. Prerequisite: Equivalent to *3 in language arts education, or consent of Department. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL511 Leadership in Language Arts Course Page

Description: Explores the development and implementation of elementary language arts programs in schools. The roles played by teachers, consultants and administrators in developing, implementing, refining and monitoring language arts programs are analyzed in relation to concepts of leadership in language arts. Prerequisite: EDEL 505 or consent of Department. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL514 Early Literacy Development Course Page

Description: This course explores contemporary issues and concerns pertaining to the literacy development of young children. Aspects of theory, research, policy and practice are examined. Students will acquire a depth and breadth of understanding of how young children (up to eight years) become successful readers and writers. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL515 Developing Writing Abilities Course Page

Description: This course explores current issues in writing theory and pedagogy. The focus is on the development of writing abilities of elementary and middle years students, in a variety of forms and media, in school and home/community contexts. Prerequisite: EDEL 505 or consent of Department. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL516 Contemporary Issues in Elementary Mathematics Education Course Page

Description: This course explores contemporary issues related to the teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary schools. Aspects of theory, research, policy and practice are examined. Prerequisite: Equivalent to 3 credits in mathematics education or consent of Department. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL517 Classroom-Based Research in Elementary Mathematics Education Course Page

Description: Current issues in teaching and learning mathematics will be examined through classroom-based research and practice. Classroom events, mathematical tasks, and student work will be used as sites for critique, inquiry and investigation into theory and practice of teaching mathematics to children. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL530 Language, Inquiry and School Science Course Page

Description: School science is framed by a perspective which acknowledges the social and cultural nature of learning in science and the ways in which language mediates the social practices of specific communities. Explores the practices of talking, reading and writing in school science. Prerequisite: a 400-level science education course or consent of Department. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL533 Theory and Methodology in Second Language Teaching Course Page

Description: The course examines second language acquisition theory and research in the context of classroom applications. It also critically evaluates a wide range of language teaching methods and strategies. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL535 Socio-cultural Aspects of Second Language Learning and Teaching Course Page

Description: The course examines research on social and cultural aspects of second language acquisition and explores the relevance of this research for second-language teaching practice. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL540 Introduction to Teacher-Librarianship Course Page

Description: Explores and critically evaluates the management of school library programs and services. Note: Not open to students with credit in LIS 540 or EDES 540. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL541 Introduction to Resource Organization and Management Course Page

Description: Explores and critically evaluates the management and organization of print and digital resources in a school library collection. Note: Not open to students with credit in EDES 541. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL542 Theory and Practice of Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning Course Page

Description: Explores and critically evaluates the nature and culture of inquiry and the integration of inquiry in teaching and learning. Note: Not open to students with credit in EDES 542. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL543 Introduction to Contemporary Literacies Course Page

Description: Explores and critically evaluates the foundations of contemporary literacies, literacy in the 21st century, and literacy leadership for teachers and teacher-librarians. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL544 Introduction to Emerging Technologies Course Page

Description: Explores and critically evaluates the use of emerging technologies in schools and school libraries with an emphasis on how they might be used in personal, professional and teaching and learning situations. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL545 Integration of Emerging Technologies Course Page

Description: Explores and critically evaluates the integration of emerging technologies into schools and school libraries with an emphasis on the trends, issues, opportunities and challenges associated with living and working in digital age classrooms and libraries. Note: Not open to students with credit in EDES 545. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL546 Introduction to Resource Selection and Evaluation Course Page

Description: Explores and critically evaluates the selection and evaluation of print and digital resources for children and young adults in schools and school libraries. Note: Not open to students with credit in EDES 546. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL549 The Leadership Role of the Teacher-Librarian Course Page

Description: Explores and critically evaluates current trends and issues in school library leadership. Pre-requisites: EDEL 540, EDEL 542, EDEL 544, or consent of the department. Note: Not open to students with credit in EDES 549. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL561 Processes of Curriculum Development Course Page

Description: A study of the ways in which curricula are produced, implemented, and evaluated. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL566 Ethnographic Research Methodology in Education Course Page

Description: This course will examine ethnographic research theory, studies, issues, methods and practices as they apply to communities and classrooms. Ethnography takes the position that human behaviour and the ways in which people construct and make meaning of their worlds and their lives are highly variable and locally specific. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

EDEL567 Introduction to Educational Research Course Page

Description: This introductory research methodology course is intended to support graduate students' understanding of the many ways in which educational research is conceptualized and conducted. Students will develop their ability to read educational research critically and with understanding in order to support their work as researchers and practicing professionals. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL590A Directed Individual Study in Elementary Education Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDEL590B Directed Individual Study in Elementary Education Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDEL595 Special Seminar in Elementary Education: Selected Topics Course Page

Description: Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

EDEL596 Special Seminar in Elementary Education Course Page
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EDEL597 Special Seminar in Elementary Education Course Page
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EDEL599 Capstone Exercise Course Page

Description: The required capping exercise for the course-based MEd program will consist of a presentation based on one piece of work that students select from their course assignments completed during the MEd program. The piece of work and type of presentation is chosen in consultation with their advisor according to departmental guidelines. Students will register in this course in the final term of their coursework.

EDEL605 Theories and Models of Language Course Page

Description: Provides an advanced and in-depth examination of theories and models of language acquisition and development. The characteristics, purposes, and limitations of language theories and models are explored through the critical study of a range of theoretical perspectives. Prerequisite: EDEL 505 or consent of Department.

EDEL650 Curriculum Foundations and Inquiry Course Page

Description: A required course for doctoral students in the Department of Elementary Education. Engages students in advanced examination of the historical foundations of the curriculum field, contemporary issues in curriculum, and current influences on curriculum. Through readings, discussions, and assignments, course participants will examine a number of perspectives for inquiring into educational practice, situating their own practice within the wider context of the field of curriculum studies, interpreting the language of curriculum, and considering the role of teachers in mediating curriculum with their students. The epistemological, ontological, axiological, and ideological bases for the forms of curriculum theory and inquiry will be studied. Prerequisite: EDEL 561 or consent of the Department.

EDEL660 Advanced Research in Education Course Page

Description: This is a required course for doctoral students in the Department of Elementary Education. Provides students with opportunities to explore issues in educational research from a philosophical and historical perspective. Prior to choosing methods and data sources, a researcher must first be aware of and be able to defend their theoretical framework which is based on an understanding of ontology, epistemology, methodology and ethics. The purpose of this course is to expose students to the perspectives, issues and questions in these four areas so that they may begin to develop a philosophical understanding of the research process. Prerequisite: EDEL 567 or consent of the Department.

EDEL665 Qualitative Research Methods in Education Course Page

Description: Provides for in-depth study of qualitative research. Attention is given to research design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting. Credit cannot be given for this course if the student has already completed EDEL 568.

EDEL667 Interpretive Inquiry Course Page

Description: Intended to support participants in examining the topics within interpretive inquiry in depth; writing about their research approaches, and undertaking analyses and interpretations of data. Intended to be helpful to students wishing to undertake research that can be understood as basic or generic qualitative research or as interpretive inquiry. Prerequisite: EDEL 665 or equivalent.

EDEL690A Individual Project Course Page

Description: Comprehensive problems in Curriculum and Instruction-Elementary. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDEL690B Individual Project Course Page

Description: Comprehensive problems in Curriculum and Instruction-Elementary. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDEL691A Individual Project Course Page

Description: Comprehensive problems in Curriculum and Instruction-Elementary. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDEL691B Individual Project Course Page

Description: Comprehensive problems in Curriculum and Instruction-Elementary. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDEL900 Directed Research Project Course Page
No description available for this course.