Courses


Winter 2018/2019
LIBE Courses
Winter 2018

LIBE461 Administration of the School Library Resource Centre Sections

The role, philosophy, and management of school library resource centres in elementary and secondary schools.

LIBE463 Selection of Learning Resources I Sections

LIBE465 Organization of Learning Resources Sections

LIBE467 Information Services I Sections

LIBE477B Special Topics in Teacher Librarianship - SP TPCS TCH LIBR Sections

In-depth study of selected topics in library education.

LLED Courses
Winter 2018

LLED200 Introduction to Writing in Academic and Professional Registers Sections

Examination of sociolinguistic knowledge and skills that are central to the production of academic and professional texts.

LLED201 Critical Reading and Writing in Academic and Professional Registers Sections

LLED212 Introduction to Language Communities and Variation in Language Practices Sections

Sociolinguistic analysis of language variation according to age, ethnicity, class, race, and gender, and how these variations function in both reflecting and constructing specific identities and memberships in society.

LLED213 Introduction to Intercultural Communication and Socialization in Multicultural Contexts Sections

The processes by which individuals become competent members of society through the use of language.

LLED220 Introduction to Translating in a Globalized Society Sections

Basic tenets of translation as a methodology for increasing students' sociocultural understanding, intercultural communication, pragmatics, and written English.

LLED222 Introduction to Public and Private Language Practices in a Globalized Society Sections

Exploration of the interrelationships between language structure, usage and social context and the interpretive differences that may result from their interaction.

LLED223 Introduction to the Nature of World Englishes Sections

Exploration of the emergence of new English varieties, as well as a critical examination of main reasons linked to the rise of English worldwide and its proposed role as a neutral global language.

LLED315A English as a Second Language - Secondary: Curriculum and Pedagogy - ESL SEC C&P Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED325A Teaching and Learning French in Elementary Schools - T & L FREN ELEM Sections

Taught in French. Strategies, theoretical foundations, and approaches related to teaching elementary French (Immersion, Core, Intensive) programs. Pass/Fail.

LLED336 Communication: Voice, Audience, Message Sections

Knowledge and development of skills necessary to create a transactional style of teaching.

LLED350 Classroom Discourses: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED351 Literacy Practices and Assessment: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED352 Introduction to Teaching and Learning French: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED353 Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED360 Classroom Discourses and Teaching English Language Learners: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED361 Literacy Practices and Assessment: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED366 Teaching Literature Sections

Curriculum and pedagogy related to the theories, concepts, and strategies relevant in secondary school classrooms.

LLED367 Teaching Writing Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED371 Foundations of Teaching French: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED372 Teaching French Language and Literacy: Secondary Sections

Language of instruction is French. Pass/Fail for B.Ed. students. Non-B.Ed. students are eligible for percentage grading or Credit/D/Fail grading.

LLED381 Foundations of Teaching Modern Languages: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED386 Secondary Theatre: Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED388 Secondary Theatre: Principles and Design Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED399 Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language Sections

LLED402 Living Language: Science and Society Sections

Multidisciplinary course in which students, individually and in groups, examine, integrate and apply subject-specific knowledge through the lens of language and the framework of the language sciences, with a focus on themes of real-world importance.

LLED423 Teaching French Adolescent Literature: Secondary Sections

LLED435A Drama in Education: Community, Inquiry, and Performance - DRAMA COMMUNITY Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED439 Shakespeare in the Classroom Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED441 Introduction to Teaching Children's Literature Sections

LLED446 Teaching with Illustrated Materials, K-12: From Picture Books to Information Texts Sections

LLED452 Disciplinary Literacies: Intermediate Through Secondary Sections

How teachers can support students to develop disciplinary literacies that will enable them to understand, analyze, interpret and critique ideas, genres, and language in discipline-specific texts in and beyond the intermediate and secondary school contexts.

LLED459 Trends and Issues in Literacy Instruction Sections

LLED462 School Library Resource Centre Programs Sections

LLED469 Inquiry-Based Pedagogy in School Library Programs Sections

Principles and practices of teachers and teacher-librarians designing and teaching curriculum using inquiry-based pedagogy. LLED 469 is a core course for the Teacher Librarian Diploma.

LLED478A Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - INTRO TO TESL Sections

LLED478B Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - INTRO TO TESL Sections

LLED478C Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - INTRO TO TESL Sections

LLED479 The Education of Immigrant Students Sections

An examination of the cultural backgrounds of major ethnic groups. Instructional techniques for meeting the needs of immigrant students in the regular classroom with respect to culture and language.

LLED480E Advanced Studies in Language and Literacy Education - ADV ST LNG LIT Sections

Credit will be given for only 6 credits of LLED 480 and 429.

LLED481 Digital Media in English Language Arts Education Sections

LLED489A Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

LLED489B Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

LLED491A Supervised Study in English Education - SUPER ST ENGL ED Sections

LLED491B Supervised Study in English Education - SUPER ST ENGL ED Sections

LLED491C Supervised Study in English Education - SUPER ST ENGL ED Sections

LLED492A Supervised Study in Reading - SPR ST IN READ Sections

LLED492B Supervised Study in Reading - SPR ST IN READ Sections

LLED492C Supervised Study in Reading - SPR ST IN READ Sections

LLED493A Supervised Study in Modern Languages Education - SPR ST MDN LANG Sections

LLED493B Supervised Study in Modern Languages Education - SPR ST MDN LANG Sections

LLED493C Supervised Study in Modern Languages Education - SPR ST MDN LANG Sections

LIBE Courses

Winter 2018

LIBE580A Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC 1 Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LIBE580B Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC 2 Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LIBE580C Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LIBE590 Graduating Paper Sections

Pass/Fail.

LIBE598A Field Experiences - FIELD EXPER 1 Sections

For students in master's, doctoral, and diploma programs.

LIBE599C Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

LIBE599D Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

LLED Courses

Winter 2018

LLED510 Language, Discourse and Identity Sections

LLED526 Second Language Assessment: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches Sections

LLED527 MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FOR INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE LEARNING and TEACHING Sections

Conceptual understanding and practical experience in designing and developing language print materials and interactive multimedia. Overview of production, publication, dissemination, and accessibility of language resources, and pedagogical approaches for language revitalization and education efforts using multimodal resources.

LLED536 Drama, Literacies and Literature in Education Sections

LLED553 Theoretical Foundations of ESL/EL Reading Pedagogy Sections

LLED558 Literacy and Multimodality Sections

LLED565A Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

The power of the word: Dub poetry as Canadian educational critique | The power of the word is all-important in African and African-derived cultures. Whether the African griot, or the black preacher, or the dub poet, the word is performance and politics. This course examines the language and performance of dub poetry as a multifaceted linguistic, cultural transgressive, radical, populist, activist art form. It depicts the realities of contemporary black lives in Canada and calls into question the very ideas of multiculturalism. This Jamaican-derived artistic form celebrates the popular language that the British-style colonial education taught the people to despise. Dub poetry provides an analytic springboard to carry out an intersectional and critical inquiry into many problematics in everyday Canadian life that have implications for our educational theorizing practice from critiques of “acceptable English” and one’s “nation language”, to transnational identities and youth marginalization. We will use dub poetry as a set of political epistemological and political statements about the possibilities and limitations of Canadian multicultural society. The course will be a dialogue between theoretical scholarship the pedagogy of dub poetry. The aim of the course is to re-think educational possibilities through this critical, intersectional lens. Canadian Jamaican dub poets will be invited to the class intermittently. At these times the general public will also be invited to attend sessions.
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LLED565B Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

Intercultural Education: Theories, Research, and Practice | In education, intercultural competence has been defined in many ways, from cultural differences or mélanges (Dervin, 2010) to specific kinds of knowledge or savoirs (Byram, 1997), to a synthesis of themes that center on empathy, perspective taking, and adaptability (Deardorff, 2009). This course examines intercultural learning as a way of mediating understanding across multiple frames of reference that engage a dynamic complex of diverse beliefs, values, assumptions, and actions which are grounded in differential power relations. Students consider interculturality within the context of education, specifically as it pertains to the learning and teaching of language. The principal aim of the course is to provide teachers and teacher educators with resources to investigate and integrate productive ways of interpreting intercultural processes in their classrooms and beyond. Course content focuses on conceptual origins of culture and language, historical beginnings of intercultural research, as well as non-Western orientations and discourse approaches to interculturality. It includes an overview of well-known models of intercultural competence for assessment and considers intercultural teaching and learning in language classrooms, on study abroad, and in digital environments, while taking into account the integration of local Indigenous perspectives.
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LLED565E Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

Learning and Teaching Second/Foreign Language Vocabulary | This course critically explores the following areas of second/foreign language vocabulary: a) Vocabulary description - types of lexical items, vocabulary size, word frequency lists, and text coverage; b) Vocabulary acquisition - incidental vocabulary acquisition, intentional vocabulary learning, and the role of vocabulary in language and literacy development; c) Vocabulary pedagogy - a balanced framework for vocabulary development, vocabulary teaching techniques, and the lexical approach; d) Vocabulary assessment - an overview of the main types of vocabulary tests and a framework for assessing vocabulary knowledge. The course combines a theoretical approach with practical tasks intended to improve the professional practice of prospective and current second/foreign language teachers.
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LLED570 Theory and Research in English Language Education: Discourse Perspectives Sections

LLED573A Theories of Second Language Acquisition - SEC LANG ACQ Sections

LLED574 Theory and Research in Teaching Second Language Writing Sections

LLED580A Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED580B Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED580C Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED580D Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED590 Graduating Paper Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED599 Master's Thesis Sections

LIBE Courses

Winter 2018

LLED Courses

Winter 2018

LLED601 Theories for Language and Literacy Research Sections

LLED 601 is designed to provide entering Ph.D. students in LLED with an introduction to theoretical frameworks within which current language and literacy education research is often conducted. The course will provide a background to and understanding of models and theories that are foundational to research in language and literacy education. Students will become familiar with the theories and concepts developed by some of the leading philosophers and researchers. The seminar will also serve as a context for pragmatic discussions related to the learning of the culture of the academy: building a theoretical framework for dissertation research; understanding the genres of academic writing and oral presentations; developing proposals for research funding; obtaining a BREB certification; networking with like-minded scholars, and so on. Examples of topics covered in the course: 1) The socio-cultural perspectives 2) The dialogic perspective 3) The situated literacy perspective 4) Bourdieu’s forms of capital 5) Poststructuralist theory of language, discourse, and power 6) Language socialization 7) Identity, culture and discourse 8) Indigenous perspectives 9) Arts-based research 10) Language, literacy, and creativity 11) Critical applied linguistics 12) Critical literacy 13) New/multi-literacies and multimodality 14) SFL perspectives 15) New materialism 16) Obtaining BREB certificate. Examples of assignments: Article/book review: Review a book, or an article in a top research journal, on a topic related to your area(s) of interest; Peer seminar: Lead a discussion of selected readings for one class; Final paper: Write a paper that lays out the theoretical assumptions for a proposed study/topic.
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LLED602 Critical Analysis of Issues and Methodology in Language and Literacy Education Sections

This doctoral seminar examines issues related to research methodology in language and literacy education. It provides an in-depth analysis of the theoretical foundations of research methodology and current issues relevant to conducting research independently and collaboratively. The course provides doctoral students with a strong foundation for assessing others' research as well as practical models and options for designing, undertaking, interpreting, and writing/representing findings in language and literacy education. Examples of topics covered in the course: 1) Philosophical assumptions of qualitative research 2) Different methodological approaches to qualitative research (e.g., narrative inquiry, case study, ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, arts-based research, mixed method, indigenous methodologies) 3) Ethical issues 4) Developing research questions 5) Conducting literature reviews 6) Data collection in qualitative research (e.g., observations/field notes, interviews; focus group) 7) Researcher’s positionality. 8) Issues in data analysis (e.g., critical discourse analysis, corpus analysis, using data analysis software) 9) Validity and reliability in qualitative research 10) Ethics in qualitative research (e.g., studying marginalized groups, reflexivity) 11) Critical evaluation of research methodology in previous studies (e. g, dissertations, articles, books) 12) Strategies for writing comprehensive exams, dissertation proposal, abstract, dissertation, and articles. 
Examples of major assignments: Review of dissertations: Choose two dissertations and conduct an evaluative analysis of the research methodology used; Peer seminar: Lead a discussion of selected readings for one class; Final paper: Choose a topic related to research methodology and write a review.
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LLED699 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Summer 2018
LIBE Courses
Summer 2018

LIBE463 Selection of Learning Resources I Sections

LIBE467 Information Services I Sections

LIBE477B Special Topics in Teacher Librarianship - SP TPCS TCH LIBR Sections

In-depth study of selected topics in library education.

LLED Courses
Summer 2018

LLED315A English as a Second Language - Secondary: Curriculum and Pedagogy - ESL SEC C&P Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED353 Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language: Elementary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED361 Literacy Practices and Assessment: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED367 Teaching Writing Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED368 Multiliteracies in English Language Arts Classrooms Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED387 Secondary Theatre: Applications to Curriculum Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED433 Drama in Education: Creative Approaches and Strategies Sections

Drama-based activities relevant to a wide range of classroom contexts; involves reading about, practicing, and discussing various creative drama approaches and strategies developed by contemporary scholars and practitioners. Pass/Fail.

LLED434 Drama in Education: Cross-Curricular Learning and Story Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED435A Drama in Education: Community, Inquiry, and Performance - DRAMA COMMUNITY Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED441 Introduction to Teaching Children's Literature Sections

LLED444 Transcultural Children's Literature Sections

Ways in which children's literature is informed by diverse, complex influences including culture(s) and language(s), and related problems, issues and controversies.

LLED449 Teaching Adolescents Literature Sections

Instructional methodologies and theories in teaching literature to adolescents.

LLED478A Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - INTRO TO TESL Sections

This course focuses on teaching methods. Students learn communicative language teaching methods and strategies for listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. They also learn how to develop lesson and unit plans effectively.
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LLED478B Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - INTRO TO TESL Sections

This course focuses on language assessment, teaching materials, and cultural understanding. Students learn principles and applications of language assessment and testing. They also learn to develop effective materials and critical cultural awareness for teaching.
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LLED478C Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - INTRO TO TESL Sections

Combination of LLED 478A and LLED 478B.
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LLED481 Digital Media in English Language Arts Education Sections

LLED489A Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

This course provides students with linguistic foundations and their application to classroom practice. It surveys phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in spoken language as well as written language conventions.
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LLED489B Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

This course explores second language acquisition and social issues of language and language education. It addresses how language acquisition theories inform curriculum and instruction and how race, gender, and other social groups are related to language education.
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LLED489C Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

Combination of LLED 489A and LLED 489B.
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LIBE Courses

Summer 2018

LIBE580A Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC 1 Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LIBE580C Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LIBE590 Graduating Paper Sections

Pass/Fail.

LIBE598A Field Experiences - FIELD EXPER 1 Sections

For students in master's, doctoral, and diploma programs.

LIBE599C Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

LIBE599D Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

LIBE599E Master's Thesis - MASTER'S THESIS Sections

LLED Courses

Summer 2018

LLED501 Analyzing Discourse and Talk: An Overview of Methods Sections

Credit will be granted for only one of LLED 501, LLED 575, and EPSE 586.

What is discourse? How is it related to social structures and realities? What methods can researchers use to describe and explain these relationships? What can the close study of discourse tell researchers about language and literacy practices? As a dynamic and interdisciplinary field emerging from anthropology, linguistics, sociology, philosophy, and psychology, discourse analysis offers a broad range of ways of posing and addressing such questions. Discourse analysis is not a single method, but rather a collection of perspectives united by their focus on spoken and written language use in specific contexts. As an introduction to discourse analytic approaches, this course provides a framework for general concepts central to discourse analysis, including agency, narrative, identity, register, genre, text, intertextuality, indexicality, intersubjectivity, contextualization, and, of course, discourse. Multiple methodologies are described, exemplified, and compared as a way of providing an overview of some of the many options and considerations of interest to researchers studying language, discourse, and sociality.
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LLED520 Theory and Research in Teaching of Modern Languages Sections

Registration restricted to students in FRM5 MEd Cohort.
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LLED559 Early Literacies with Digital Technologies and Media Sections

Positioned in contemporary notions of digital childhoods, this course examines, analyzes and critiques the cognitive, social, cultural, political, ethical and institutional issues of early literacy development, curriculum, pedagogy and policy instigated by the infusion of digital technologies and media in society generally and in young children’s lives specifically.
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LLED565B Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

LLED565F Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

Culture and communication in virtual learning environments | This online course introduces theoretical frameworks and existing research that consider the potential impact of culture on communications and learning in virtual learning environments. The research area of intercultural communication, theories and methods, is reviewed, with a particular focus on definitions of the concept of culture in different contexts. Through examination of ‘critical incidents’ and investigation of their own professional and educational contexts, participants will consider the ways in which culture can impact learning in virtual environments, including (but not limited to) assumptions about ‘student-teacher’ communications; learner and teacher roles; communication style and genre; privacy vs self-disclosure; environment design; and attitudes towards truth, knowledge and evidence. The course will also consider whether contemporary Internet and communication technologies are changing cultural communication practices.
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LLED565H Special Course in Subject Matter Field - SPC C SUBJ MTFLD Sections

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

Developments in theory, research and practices for literacy education: changing views of readers | The course is intended to engage students with key developments in our notions of readers and writers as well as literacy education globally and nationally over the last sixty years. The course will afford students an opportunity to delve into the major shifts or turns in the dominant frames enlisted to understand readers, literacy and literacy development over the past 60 years. These shifts involve the move from behaviorism to cognition to socio-cultural to socio-political-critical theoretical notions of literacy as well as some other emerging developments from digital literacies to indigenous concerns to critical reflexivity and globalization. The course follows the developments from notions of the skilled reader to the strategic reader to the reader as writer, socio-cultural, critical reader, digital-media reader to the global reader. Of direct relevance to research and theory, they involve the development of constructivist’s notions of meaning making, process-oriented views of literacy, studies of teaching and learning fueled by metacognitive thinking, the advent of socio-linguistic analyses, the advent of new literacies in a globalized world and examination of our epistemologies. This course offered either online or face-to-face; contact the instructor for more information on the format of the course.
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LLED573A Theories of Second Language Acquisition - SEC LANG ACQ Sections

LLED580A Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED580C Problems in Education - PROB IN EDUC Sections

Investigation and report of a problem.

LLED590 Graduating Paper Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED599 Master's Thesis Sections

LIBE Courses

Summer 2018

LLED Courses

Summer 2018

LLED699 Doctoral Dissertation Sections


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Notice for LLED Graduate Students
  1. Students who are unable to register for a particular course should contact their advisors (not the course instructor). Priority in graduate courses are given in the following order:
    • LLED students who require the course immediately to graduate at the next convocation
    • LLED students for whom the course is “core” to their area of study
    • LLED graduate students
    • Graduate students from other departments
  2. LLED 590.064 (seminar section) is offered between 16:30 & 19:30 on alternating Thursdays beginning the 2nd Thursday in September, until the following April. The purpose of the Graduating Project (LLED 590) is to facilitate a broad-based demonstration of students’ theoretical and applied knowledge as acquired during their M.Ed. program. The Graduating Project is the culminating course in the final term of a student’s program, to be taken concurrently with the final course or following completion of all courses outlined in the Program of Graduate Studies. During the Graduating Project students will create a final project with a focus on its conceptual foundation and application to practice. All M.Ed. students wishing to obtain a TQS (Teacher Qualification Service) categorization are required to enroll in this 3-credit course. This course is offered once a year, either as a seminar, on an individual basis with a faculty member or, for cohort students, at the end of their two-year program, and is facilitated by a faculty member. Go to LLED 590: Graduating Project for more information.