Courses


Winter 2021/2022
LIBE Courses
Winter 2021

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 2021

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.

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.

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

Multi-disciplinary 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

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

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 2021

LLED Courses

Winter 2021

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.

LLED510 Language, Discourse and Identity Sections

LLED521 Interculturality in Language Education: Theories, Research, and Practice Sections

May be offered in multiple languages; consult the department.

LLED526 Second Language Assessment: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches Sections

LLED540 Introduction to Research in the Teaching of Literature Sections

LLED553 Theoretical Foundations of ESL/EL Reading Pedagogy Sections

LLED556A Theory and Research in Early Literacy - TH&RES EARLY LIT Sections

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.

Energy Literacy in Educational and Environmental Futures | Energy is one of the most complex and defining issues of our age. Society needs forms of energy to survive, but the most consumed form of fossil fuel energy is not only finite, but also the primary cause of climate change. Without an understanding of the environmental and social impacts of energy use, people cannot fully engage in the development of better practices and policies as students, educators, and citizens. This course overviews basic knowledge about energy systems, while it also highlights how energy functions in cultural, social, and educational contexts. Throughout this course students and educators will learn about basic functions of energy systems (e.g., fossil fuels, solar, hydro), where the sources of energy emerge, social and ecological impacts of energy, and ways of understanding the role of energy in our daily lives. These factors contribute to our ability to communicate about energy and literacy in meaningful ways. Developing energy epistemologies (and pedagogies to support them) enhances the ways we can think and know about our ecological and energy histories and futures. Both quantitative and qualitative methods contribute to energy literacy, but this course emphasizes the need for qualitative approaches in arts and humanities education to augment environmental literacy and sustainability education about energy.
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LLED565Q 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.

Power and Politics in Children's Language and Literacy Practices | In this course, we will examine how children negotiate relations of power and the politics of age/maturity, race, gender, sexuality, and class (among other discourses) through their language and literacy practices across a variety of social settings and societies. Theoretical perspectives will include sociocultural linguistics, critical race theories, feminism, and queer theory. The primary emphasis will be on qualitative work.
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LLED572A Theory and Research in Teaching English as a Second Language - RESEARCH IN ESL Sections

LLED573A Theories of Second Language Acquisition - SEC LANG ACQ Sections

LLED574 Theory and Research in Teaching Second Language Writing Sections

LLED577 Culture and Politics in Second Language Education 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 PROJECT Sections

Demonstration of students' theoretical and applied knowledge as acquired during their M.Ed. program. Pass/Fail.

LLED599 Master's Thesis Sections

This course is restricted to students in Language and Literacy Education (LLED) MA programs.

LIBE Courses

Winter 2021

LLED Courses

Winter 2021

LLED601 Theories for Language and Literacy Research Sections

LLED602 Critical Analysis of Issues and Methodology in Language and Literacy Education Sections

LLED699 Doctoral Dissertation Sections

Summer 2021
LIBE Courses
Summer 2021

LIBE461 Administration of the School Library Resource Centre Sections

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

LIBE465 Organization of Learning Resources Sections

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

In-depth study of selected topics in library education.

LLED Courses
Summer 2021

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

LLED336 Communication: Voice, Audience, Message Sections

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

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

Pass/Fail.

LLED361 Literacy Practices and Assessment: Secondary Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED421 Gramligne: Learning and Teaching Grammar in Text for the Second Language Classroom Sections

Taught in French.

Ce cours basé sur des textes communicatifs dans différents discours (narratif, argumentatif, descriptif, etc.) permet d’observer et de comprendre le fonctionnement des structures linguistiques au service de la communication. Il vous permettra de comprendre les mécanismes de la langue, d’améliorer vos connaissances linguistiques et métalinguistiques et vous montrera comment enseigner la grammaire de façon communicative.
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LLED423 Teaching French Adolescent Literature: Secondary Sections

Ce cours a pour but de permettre aux enseignants et futurs enseignants d'élargir et d'approfondir leurs connaissances de la littérature destinée à un jeune public, de manière à susciter chez eux une prise de conscience des multiples possibilités que leur offre la littérature jeunesse dans l'élaboration d'activités d'enseignement en français langue seconde. Plus spécifiquement, ce cours permettra la découverte de divers genres littéraires et amènera les participants à les reconnaître comme des outils pédagogiques pouvant favoriser chez les jeunes le développement de leurs compétences langagières, ainsi qu’une ouverture plus grande à la littérature et aux valeurs socioculturelles qu'elle véhicule.
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LLED435A Drama in Education: Community, Inquiry, and Performance - DRAMA COMMUNITY Sections

Pass/Fail.

LLED442 Trends and Issues in Teaching Children's Literature Sections

Trends and Issues in Children's Literature | This course introduces educators to a range of contemporary issues and trends in children’s literature, particularly in light of the new British Columbia Ministry of Education curriculum emphasis on environmental literacy and sustainability. Through teaching children’s literature educators help students examine values and behaviours to secure sustainable futures using multimodal learning strategies and multiliteracies. Considering global and Canadian contexts in print and multimedia texts (e.g., story books, fairy tales, graphic novels, YA novels), participants will explore thematic socio-cultural issues including (but not limited to): environmental injustice and social action; sense of place; Indigenous storytelling and land; utopias/dystopias; “cli-fi” (climate fiction); ecological values and ethics; and the animal and nonhuman. This course combines two primary approaches to “environmental” children’s literature – critical and pedagogical – by looking at both theoretical and educator-orientated inquiries.
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LLED445 Teaching Poetry Sections

Instructional methodologies and theories in teaching all forms of poetry.

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

LLED449 Teaching Adolescents Literature Sections

Instructional methodologies and theories in teaching literature to adolescents.

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

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.

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.

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

LLED489C Applied Linguistics for Teachers - APPL LING TEACH Sections

LIBE Courses

Summer 2021

LLED Courses

Summer 2021

LLED510 Language, Discourse and Identity Sections

LLED521 Interculturality in Language Education: Theories, Research, and Practice Sections

May be offered in multiple languages; consult the department.

LLED525 Bilingual Education: Theory and Practice Sections

LLED535 Theory and Research in Drama in Education Sections

LLED565M 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.

Trends and Issues in Children's Literature | This course introduces educators to a range of contemporary issues and trends in children’s literature, particularly in light of the new British Columbia Ministry of Education curriculum emphasis on environmental literacy and sustainability. Through teaching children’s literature educators help students examine values and behaviours to secure sustainable futures using multimodal learning strategies and multiliteracies. Considering global and Canadian contexts in print and multimedia texts (e.g., story books, fairy tales, graphic novels, YA novels), participants will explore thematic socio-cultural issues including (but not limited to): environmental injustice and social action; sense of place; Indigenous storytelling and land; utopias/dystopias; “cli-fi” (climate fiction); ecological values and ethics; and the animal and nonhuman. This course combines two primary approaches to “environmental” children’s literature – critical and pedagogical – by looking at both theoretical and educator-orientated inquiries.
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LLED565X 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.

Qualitative Methods in Educational Research: Knowing, Doing and Being | This course is about the “doing” of qualitative research as a practical, ethically regulated engagement in “knowing, doing and being”. Investigating, interrogating and interpreting values, meanings and purposes unspoken and taken largely for granted in the course and conduct of everyday life is what distinguishes the study of human action from all other forms of inquiry. It is because questions of value, significance and agency form the core of such inquiry that, for qualitative researchers, epistemological and ethical issues converge in the very idea of what it is to conduct educational research. To that end, we will look both at the centre, and at the edges of what counts as a “methodology” and thereby, “research”. Class activities will provide a guided apprenticeship into basic research practices, including observations, ethical review, fieldnotes, interviews, data interpretation, analysis, reporting and write-up. Students will read exemplary research studies and methodological approaches, and will propose and initiate a study of their own. Questions such as “What kind of story does this research tell?”, “Whose story is told, how, by whom, and for whose benefit?” and “How can qualitative research pursue ‘validity’?” will guide a comprehensive inquiry into contemporary qualitative research methodologies, methods and processes in education. We will also consider ways in which research practices are technologically reconfigured, and how this technological re-mediation impacts qualitative research methods and practices. Synchronous, hybrid: M-W, 4:30-6:30 (ish) PDT, M, T, W
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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.

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.

LLED590 Graduating PROJECT Sections

Demonstration of students' theoretical and applied knowledge as acquired during their M.Ed. program. Pass/Fail.

LLED599 Master's Thesis Sections

This course is restricted to students in Language and Literacy Education (LLED) MA programs.

LIBE Courses

Summer 2021

LLED Courses

Summer 2021

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. 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.