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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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...
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...
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...
Inner Moral Character Flowing Into Outward Actions: Reflections on What Confucianism Can Contribute to Global Citizenship EducationDownload
There has been a growing interest in links between traditional wisdom and education. This research project is an attempt to explore how and whether concepts in Confucian philosophy can fit into different themes of citizenship in North America with regard to what a good citizen should be. The...
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....
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...
This study looked at the literature choices of High School English teachers, as well as the reasons for their choices.
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...
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...
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...