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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Making Second Languages Accessible: Creating an Inclusive High School Second Language Class with Playful Pedagogy
Making Second Languages Accessible: Creating an Inclusive High School Second Language Class with Playful PedagogyDownload
The purpose of this paper is to consider how teachers can approach the needs of students in an inclusive classroom, acknowledge how playful activities can be used as a helpful approach to dealing with academic diversity in a Spanish as a second language classroom and explore how professional...
Exploration of Using MALL to Help English Learners in China Overcome Foreign Language Anxiety and Improve Their English Communicative Competence
Exploration of Using MALL to Help English Learners in China Overcome Foreign Language Anxiety and Improve Their English Communicative CompetenceDownload
Driven by globalization, a vast population in China is studying English. English training has become a multimillion-dollar industry not only for public schools and universities but also for private language training schools and individuals (Bolton, 2002). However, the traditional English teaching...
This mixed-methods study examines the relationship between of the mode of test administration and the student test scores for a standardized mathematics exam administered in the province of Alberta. To determine how the results of the paper-and-pencil version of the 2013 Mathematics 9 Provincial...
Creating Space for Contemplation: Infusing Mindfulness and Awareness Activities in English Language Arts Classes
Creating Space for Contemplation: Infusing Mindfulness and Awareness Activities in English Language Arts ClassesDownload
Influenced by broader societal trends, mindfulness training and movement meditation practices within disciplines such as yoga have gained rapidly growing acceptance in education. This project addresses initiatives to promote the cultivation of mindful awareness and compassion within public...
Teacher-centered and grammar-oriented Chinese College English Education faces new challenges in the context of 21st century world globalization, including the fact that most EFL students find it difficult to efficiently interact with native speakers even though they get high marks in the College...
Alberta is an industrial force within Canada. Nonetheless, it is a travesty that there is still a high percentage of students who fail to complete their high school education. Despite many initiatives to improve student retention and promote high school completion within the province, there...
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...
Growing anxiety, disconnection with the environment, and the prospect of school and work as endless competition seem to characterize some of the more damaging elements of contemporary society. In an educational system that overvalues competition and compartmentalization, where are the spaces for...
Task-Based Bilingual Program Innovation: A Model of Joint Efforts in Improving Students’ Heritage Language Fluency
Task-Based Bilingual Program Innovation: A Model of Joint Efforts in Improving Students’ Heritage Language FluencyDownload
Despite heritage languages (HL) being promoted by some Canadian provincial governments as a subject in school or through bilingual programs, students' learning outcome is not satisfactory due to the inadequate time allotment and the teaching methods applied. Therefore the purpose of this project...
Climate change is an important issue and educators have a responsibility to prepare students to face the challenges and future changes that climate change presents. Unfortunately, public uncertainty about the extent and causes of climate change and the interdisciplinary nature of the climate...