Master of Education: Secondary Education Final Projects
Description: Course-based M.Ed. students in the Department of Secondary Education are required to complete a final inquiry project at the end of their Master's programs. M.Ed. projects are governed by three underlying principles: 1) the exploration of an inquiry question of academic and professional interest. 2) the creation of knowledge as a result of the inquiry. 3) the dissemination of knowledge to the appropriate audiences. Departmental contacts are the Graduate Coordinator and/or the Graduate Programs Administrator.
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The number of students in postsecondary education who have documented disabilities is generally accepted to be 10%, a number that continues to grow. Despite the requirement for disability accommodation to be available, many disabled students face a multitude of barriers in their education. These...
This study looked at the literature choices of High School English teachers, as well as the reasons for their choices.
Using autobiographical narratives reflecting on personal growth experiences with wisdom traditions, this project examines how a school community can engage with wisdom traditions as a positive method of decolonization. The project reflects on how purposeful leadership is used to embed wisdom...
Both China and Canada are multilingual and multicultural countries. According to the United Nations (UN) independent expert on minority issues, Rita Izsák (UN News Centre, 2013, online), “Language is a central element and expression of identity and of key importance in the preservation of group...
Environmental Outdoor Education and Exposure to Nature: The Positive Effects on Student Wellness and Academic Achievement
Environmental Outdoor Education and Exposure to Nature: The Positive Effects on Student Wellness and Academic AchievementDownload
The purpose of my final project is to evaluate the research literature that examines how Environmental Outdoor Education (EOE), and similar type activities, can improve student wellness and academic achievement through exposure to nature and the outdoors. This evaluation takes the form of an...
Mathematics and the English Language Learner
Increased immigration and a move for greater inclusion in Canadian English language mainstream classrooms has led to increased numbers of English-Language Learning (ELL) students in our core subject-area secondary mathematics classrooms. The increasing number of ELL students in these classrooms...
Given that English has achieved a dominant status as an international language, the Chinese government has been exerting much effort to improve the whole nation’s proficiency in English. However, it has been found that learners are still experiencing great difficulty in speaking English fluently,...
This project explores the body as a way of knowing in an educational dance classroom. The purpose of this research is to demonstrate the importance of acknowledging and fostering the body in education, and to offer teachers a means for inviting the body into their classrooms through activities....
This autobiographical study addresses the question of how/why have I as a principal been able to create a transformational education environment. To uncover how transformation has taken place in my schools, I drew upon 298 pages of reflective papers written over nine courses of my M. Ed. program,...