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...
Learning to Implement Task-Based Language Teaching
As a past student of traditional approaches to language learning and as a second language teacher with seven years of experience in the classroom using the audio-lingual method, I have...
There are growing concerns regarding student mental health and wellness across Canadian junior and senior high schools. Students’ symptoms of depression and anxiety continue to increase. With these growing needs, healthy coping mechanisms must be available and accessible for students and...
Physical education (PE) spaces can marginalize students, particularly low-skilled or female students, and reinforce gender stereotypes. While there has been a recent movement toward teaching games for understanding (TGFU) and physical literacy development in PE, there are still many physical...
Career Education: Pedagogical Approaches within the Context of Alberta
Contemplating a career is an important life decision that teens and adults think about during high school or post-secondary education. This personal decision is often difficult and can be based on a number of factors such as one’s interests, life experiences, skills, knowledge, aptitudes or...
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...
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...
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,...