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EDPS310 Managing the Learning Environment Course Page

Description: This course will assist students in clarifying the influence of social and organizational contexts and structures and help them explore the ways in which teachers can participate as professionals in the process of managing the learning environment. Prerequisite for Secondary Education Route: EDU 100, 210, 211. Pre or corequisite for Elementary Education Route: EDEL 305.

EDPS341 Concepts of Childhood in History Course Page

Description: A study of those views of childhood which have exerted a significant influence on educational theory and practice over the last 200 years.

EDPS360 Society and Education Course Page

Description: The changing function and structures of education, with special reference to contemporary Canadian society.

EDPS401 Selected Topics in Educational Policy Studies Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDPS402 Directed Study in Educational Policy Studies Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDPS410 Ethics and Law in Teaching Course Page

Description: This course will examine the ethical and legal responsibilities of teachers. Among the topics addressed will be the following: punishment and child abuse; freedom of speech and academic freedom in schools; parents' rights and teachers' professional autonomy; issues of quality such as inclusive education and the problems of racism and sexism; fairness in assessment and evaluation; teachers' private lives and public obligations; indoctrination and the teaching of value. It is recommended that students take EDU 100 (EDU 300 for After Degree students), 210, and 211 prior to taking this course. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

EDPS411 Cross Cultural Studies in Education Course Page

Description: This course is an ethnographic study of the interrelatedness of educational and cultural practices and how they affect different social groups in Canadian and global contexts. It considers how cultural politics affect schooling, its outcomes, and the range of educational opportunities for different students in relation to their ethnocultural backgrounds. Examining both the historical and contemporary dynamics of schooling, the course examines how the schooling-larger culture interaction shapes the social, political, and economics dimensions of students' lives.

EDPS415 Sexuality, Gender, and Culture in Education Course Page

Description: This course explores, in theory and practice, contemporary issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in K-12 schools. It draws upon critical scholarship to explore issues related to the construction and regulation of teacher and student identities, school leadership, bullying, violence, and discrimination. We further consider the implications of policy and other targeted educational interventions to help create welcoming, respectful and safe learning and teaching environments. NOTE: Community Service Learning (CSL) is an integral and required component of this course.

EDPS422 International Development Education Course Page

Description: This course examines the interplay of education and international development in diverse contexts of our world. Theoretical analysis and discussions will focus on different types of education, the histories of international development and globalization, as well as citizenship, social justice and human rights education. These topical foci will be complemented by specialized regional perspectives on the state of education and social development in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean region and Oceania.

EDPS425 Global Education: Issues and Strategies for Teachers Course Page

Description: This course explores, in theory and practice, how global education in schools can facilitate critical understanding and develop skills and values for building more peaceful futures in local, national, and global contexts. It draws on North and South scholars and educators to clarify underlying conceptual and pedagogical principles of global education and related fields (education for peace, justice, development, human rights, cultural solidarity, environmental care). Exemplars of creative curriculum content and teaching-learning strategies for global literacy will be included.

EDPS432 The Education of Native Peoples in Canada: An Historical Study Course Page

Description: An historical examination of the formal education provided Indian, Métis, and Inuit peoples with special attention to Aboriginal, missionary, and federal-provincial educational programs.

EDPS445 Issues in Middle Years Education Course Page

Description: The course examines a variety of issues and policies affecting Middle Years Education. It focuses on understanding the Middle Years within the structure of the Alberta Education system and identifies contextual variables that affect teaching and learning.

EDPS456 The Philosophy of Moral Education Course Page

Description: An examination of the philosophical problems that arise in the moral education of students.

EDPS474 Contemporary Issues in the Education of Native Peoples: A Social Science Perspective Course Page

Description: An analysis of current issues of debate in Indian, Métis and Inuit education, with special reference to their social origins.

EDPS501 Conference Course on Selected Topics Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDPS506 Individual Directed Study Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

EDPS507 Individual Directed Study Course Page
No description available for this course.
EDPS509 Research Design and Data Analysis Course Page

Description: This course is a survey course of research design principles, concepts, and applications. Emphasis is on developing research methodologies and understanding data analyses for conducting various types of research. Prerequisite EDPS 508.

EDPS511 Evolving Concepts in Educational Administration and Leadership Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 501 and EDPS 511. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

EDPS512 Administrative and Leadership Process in Education Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 502 and EDPS 512. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

EDPS513 Educational Policy and Reform Course Page

Description: The intent of this course is to explore and further our understanding of reforms in education over the past two decades in Canada and other selected OECD countries. Through academic readings, we examine how and why particular policy discourses (e.g. school choice, system accountability) have become accepted in recent years. We further consider the implications of policy reforms for practices within educational organizations. The design of this course reflects the view that reforms cannot be comprehended without considering the social, political, economic and historical contexts in which they arise.

EDPS514 Gender Issues in Educational Administration Course Page

Description: This course explores the ways in which concepts of gender, leadership, and organizations intersect in the practices of administrators in educational settings. Using gender as an analytical perspective, the course provides an overview of the ways in which feminist and gender-based research challenges traditional theories about leadership in educational organizations. Topics for discussion and re-conceptualization include bureaucracy, power and authority, concepts and locations of leadership, administrative styles and ethics, and current educational policy as they inform practice for gendered subjects in educational settings. The implications of a gendered analysis for the work of educational administrators will be explored. 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 section of the Calendar.

EDPS520 Adult Education, Popular Movements and NGOs in the Global South Course Page

Description: This course will examine the role and nature of adult education and learning processes in social change initiatives being undertaken by development non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and by popular subaltern social movements of pastoralists, peasants, indigenous peoples, rural women and urban poor (shack dwellers) social groups in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (Global South). These initiatives will be explored in terms of a critical contextual appreciation of the inter/national development project and neoliberal globalization.

EDPS521 Adult Learning and Development Course Page

Description: In this course we will examine key issues in adult learning and development, using concepts discussed in the literature. Content areas include theories of adult learning and development, and related concepts such as learning styles and orientations, personality, motivation, and intelligence. Students may not receive credit for both EDAE 521 and EDPS 521.

EDPS522 Citizenship Education: Global Contexts Course Page

Description: Focuses on citizenship education as a primary program for the development of societies with special reference to South countries. The concepts as well as the possible practices of citizenship and citizenship education will be analyzed to discern and critique their influence on spaces of educational and social development.

EDPS523 Education and Development Theory Course Page

Description: Analyzes the role of education in the development process from a global perspective, with particular attention paid to Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Explores the various explanations for social, political, and economic development put forward by selected writers. Students may not receive credit for both EDFN 523 and EDPS 523.

EDPS525 Globalization, Global Education and Change Course Page

Description: This course will develop a critical understanding of select perspectives on globalization and the associated implications for: (a) formal, non-formal and informal education in local, national, and international contexts; and (b) pedagogical possibilities for critical global education in schools and communities addressing global issues pertaining to international development (poverty and inequality in North-South trajectories), ecology, human rights and improved prospects for peace.

EDPS526 Race, Racialization and Education Course Page

Description: The course examines the concept of race and its manifestations in society and the education system. We engage with the idea of race as philosophy, race as theorized by sociologists and race as a historical discourse. Further, the course highlights how such modes of analyses and conceptual frames are theorized, utilized and legitimized. Students may not receive credit for both EDPS 501 "Race, Racialization and Education" and EDPS 526.

EDPS527 Youth, Culture and Education Course Page

Description: This course explores the relationship between youth, culture and education particularly with reference to formal schooling. Students will be introduced to various critical cultural studies theories and sociological perspectives in order to understand how youth draw on cultural formations to relate to, resist, or accommodate schooling in contemporary western societies. Students may not receive credit for both EDPS 501 "Youth, Culture and Education" and EDPS 527.

EDPS528 Global Transformations, Indigenous Knowledge and the Crisis of Sustainability Course Page

Description: This course examines the intersection of Indigenous peoples, Indigenous traditional and contemporary knowledge and global transformations in the early 21st century. Central to the course are changes to the conceptualization of education and knowledge and the contested nature and role of Indigenous knowledge and politics. In this context the course has particular regard to what has been designated as the 'triple crisis of sustainability'. This course is open to all graduate students. Credit cannot be received for both EDPS 636 and EDPS 528.

EDPS530 History of Education Course Page

Description: A survey of studies in the history of formal informal educational institutions and their relationship with Canadian society in a global context. Students may not receive credit for both EDFN 530 and EDPS 530.

EDPS531 Supervision of Educational Personnel Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 521 and EDPS 531. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

EDPS535 Indigenous Research Methodologies Course Page

Description: This course examines various approaches, definitions, principles and practices that have been used to frame a discussion of Indigenous research methodologies. The course will provide opportunities for new insight, knowledge, and understanding about indigenous research paradigms and/or research methods, and to consider the relationship and impact of these on Indigenous peoples and communities. Students may not receive credit for both EDPS 601 "Indigenous Research Methodologies" and EDPS 535.

EDPS537 Issues in Indigenous Education Course Page

Description: Course explores contemporary issues in Indigenous education as they are experienced within Indigenous communities in North America and elsewhere. The course prepares students for working in these communities as researchers and/or as practitioners. The course outcomes will inform further research, practice and training in Indigenous education. Students may not receive credit for both EDPS 601 "Issues in First Nations Education" and EDPS 537.

EDPS538 From Oral Language to Written Text Course Page

Description: Course examines orality and literacy as contested concepts that historically and in the present continue to impact perceptions of Indigenous/Aboriginal thought and Indigenous/Aboriginal ways of being by scholars and educators. Students may not receive credit for both EDPS 601 "From Oral Language to Written Text" and EDPS 538.

EDPS539 Revitalizing Indigenous Language Course Page

Description: Course studies the impact of the loss of Indigenous languages and strategies, policies and practices aimed at the revival and maintenance of Indigenous languages locally and internationally. Students may not receive credit for both EDPS 601 "From Oral Language to Written Text" and EDPS 538.

EDPS541 Organizational Learning and Change Course Page

Description: Introduces various theoretical and conceptual orientations to organizational learning and organizational change, and involves students in practical projects exploring learning and change in organizational contexts such as workplaces, communities, schools, and post-secondary institutions.

EDPS544 Critical and Feminist Pedagogical Research Course Page

Description: Examines historical and contemporary perspectives shaping critical and feminist pedagogies, both of which support inclusive and holistic teaching and research practices. Explores how these perspectives can inform research designs and methods for studying policy development, program design, and professional practice. Intent is to have students conduct analysis in relation to their own educational projects and professional interests.

EDPS545 Learning and the Workplace Course Page

Description: This course will focus on critical analysis of trends, policies and issues related to informal and formal learning of adults in, for, and through the workplace.

EDPS547 Leadership and Social Justice Course Page

Description: This course explores theoretical frameworks of social justice and practical experiences of social justice issues in schools, higher education institutions, and their communities. Students will critically examine concepts of social justice, exclusion, and inclusive education from the perspective of the educational leader as part of a wider educational community.

EDPS548 Global Governance and Issues in Educational Administration and Leadership Course Page

Description: This course offers a critical comparative analysis of issues related to the organization and leadership of educational institutions and organizations viewed within a global context. A key focus of the course is on governance and the structures and roles of multilateral and transnational economic, political, social, and environmental organizations, institutions and systems in establishing discursive parameters for educational policy and practice. Students may not receive credit for both EDPS 501 Global Perspectives and Issues in Educational Administration and Leadership and EDPS 548.

EDPS553 Legal Aspects of Educational Administration Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 553 and EDPS 553. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

EDPS558 Teaching Seminar I Course Page

Description: This 20 hour practicum will provide students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education with opportunities to apply and reflect on the content provided in EDPS 560. Students must also be enrolled in, or have already received credit for, EDPS 560. Sections 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.

EDPS559 Teaching Seminar II Course Page

Description: This 20 hour practicum will provide students enrolled in the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education with opportunities to apply and reflect on the content provided in EDPS 561. Students must also be enrolled in, or have already received credit for, EDPS 561. Sections 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.

EDPS560 Philosophies, Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning in Adult and Higher Education Course Page

Description: This course examines the theoretical, conceptual, philosophical and practical aspects of teaching and learning in adult and higher education, private or public institutions and community organizations. 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.

EDPS561 Design and Development of Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Adult and Higher Education Course Page

Description: This course examines the theory, methods and practice of instructional design in adult and higher education, private or public institutions, and community organizations. 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.

EDPS562 Social Theory and Education Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDFN 562 and EDPS 562.

EDPS563 Education from a Sociological Perspective Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDFN 560 and EDPS 563.

EDPS564 Education and Social Change Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDFN 564 and EDPS 564.

EDPS567 Education and Community Course Page

Description: The organization and processes of community education at the local, provincial and national levels of social interaction as seen from the theory and research of contemporary sociology. Students may not receive credit for both EDFN 561 and EDPS 567.

EDPS571 The Organization of Postsecondary Education Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 571 and EDPS 571.

EDPS572 Administration of Postsecondary Institutions Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: EDAL 571 or EDPS 571 or consent of Department. Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 572 and EDPS 572.

EDPS575 Indigenous Knowledge and Anti-Racist Education Course Page

Description: The course will examine the relationship between anti-racism (practice and theory) and indigenous knowledge in the context of Indigenous survival and beyond. The course will engage with various perspectives, knowledge and strategies in realizing anti-racism.

EDPS577 Foundations of Adult and Higher Education Course Page

Description: This survey course examines the various interpretations and paradigms of adult and higher education. Ways of studying adult and higher education are presented using concepts, analysis, theories, and methodologies from the various foundational disciplines. Students may not receive credit for both EDAE 577 and EDPS 577.

EDPS578 Learning in Social Movements Course Page

Description: This course deals with historical and contemporary theories and practices of adult education as it is practiced in social movements and social action, both locally and internationally. The study of the pedagogical dimension includes experiential, transformative, social and political learning and teaching in diverse social movements. Students may not receive credit for both EDPS 501 "The Community Practice of Adult Education" and EDPS 578.

EDPS580 Contemporary Issues in Education: Perspectives on Policy and Practice Course Page

Description: Introduces students to foundational approaches to contemporary issues in Canadian and international education contexts. Introduces multidimensional approaches associated with the history, sociology, and philosophy of education to help students understand and critically assess educational policy and practice. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

EDPS581 Introduction to Evaluating Educational Research Course Page

Description: Introduces students to a critical interpretation and evaluation of research in the specializations within the Department of Educational Policy Studies, using a wide range of orientations and approaches. Students may not receive credit for both EDPS 508 and EDPS 581. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

EDPS585 Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDAE 585 and EDPS 585.

EDPS590 Foundations of Education: Perspectives on Canadian Issues Course Page

Description: Focuses on a critical examination of Canadian educational issues from philosophical, historical, sociological and cultural perspectives. Themes may include multiculturalism, educational reform and governance, the global economy and new technologies, changing nature of educational goals, and transformations in teaching.

EDPS591 Foundations of Education: Perspectives on International Issues Course Page

Description: Critically examines the role of education in the problems and prospects of international development. As an inclusive construct, development comprises enhancements in the economic, social, political, cultural and technological well-being of people's lives. Examines contemporary societal issues that influence and/or are influenced by educational policies and programs. Perspectives from regions and groups such as Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, the Oceania-Pacific, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and communities indigenous to different parts of the world will be included.

EDPS595 The School Principalship: Seminars and Simulations Course Page

Description: Applied activities and academic studies which enable the student to learn skills and knowledge pertinent to the responsibilities of the principal, by disciplined reflection on their performance in simulated administrative situations. Prerequisites: EDAL 501 and 502 or EDPS 511 and 512 or consent of Department. Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 595 and EDPS 595. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

EDPS606 Supervised Individual Study I Course Page
No description available for this course.
EDPS635 Organization Theory I Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 635 and EDPS 635.

EDPS655 Politics of Education I Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 655 and EDPS 655.

EDPS671 Issues in Administration of Postsecondary Education I Course Page

Description: Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 671 and EDPS 671.

EDPS672 Issues in Postsecondary Education Course Page

Description: This course examines the challenges and opportunities posed by the complex environments in which postsecondary institutions operate. Various theoretical lenses will be used to study such aspects of colleges and universities as the institutional mission, values and societal/cultural role, teaching and research, accessibility, lifelong learning, equity and diversity, changing faculty and student roles, and curriculum. Students may not receive credit for both EDAL 672 and EDPS 672.

EDPS680 Policy Research and Education Course Page

Description: Focuses on a critical and disciplined examination of education and policy issues by drawing on a variety of theoretical orientations. Identifies the centrality of policy research within different educational contexts: adult education, K-12, post-secondary, and aboriginal schooling in Canada and internationally. Students will explore a multiplicity of ways to combine the study of policy with the study of practice, politics, culture and power.

EDPS681 Research Frameworks and Qualitative Methodologies Course Page

Description: This course explores the philosophical/epistemological underpinnings of selected research frameworks as well as relevant qualitative methodologies within the specializations of the Department of Educational Policy Studies. Students may receive credit for only one of EDAL 611, EDPS 611 and EDPS 681.

EDPS690 Social Learning and Responsibility in Adult Education Course Page

Description: Extends opportunities for advanced study in adult learning, focusing upon social learning and responsibility. Participants will explore situative and socio-cultural understandings of the learning process from different theoretical perspectives, and apply these to contexts of adult learning in formal settings, community action, and workplace organizations. Prerequisite: EDPS 521 or equivalent or consent of Department.

EDPS900 Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.