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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses Education Department of Aboriginal Education Courses
Department of Aboriginal Education Courses

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

Education 1410      Aboriginal Education Foundations
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to Aboriginal Education in Canada. A critical examination of historical and contemporary issues in education illuminating the impact of federal, provincial and local policies on the near demise of and recent efforts to revitalize Aboriginal languages and cultures. An exploration of recent literature that highlights culturally appropriate and culturally based Aboriginal education grounded in Aboriginal philosophies and the goal of self-determination promoting an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives. Strategies for integrating this knowledge into personal understanding and into the work and practice of educators.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Restricted to students in the HBEd (Aboriginal Education) program, except with special permission.
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Education 2110      Foundations in Mathematics Education
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to primary (K-3) mathematics pedagogy and mathematical content. Young children's mathematical development will be explored including typical models, strategies and big ideas developed in traditional and inquiry classrooms as well as in the home and community.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Restricted to students in the HBEd (Aboriginal Education) program, except with special permission.
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Education 2130      Teachers of Aboriginal Learners
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A survey of the social, mental and general health conditions of Aboriginal people in association with relevant historical contexts, covering a) an exploration of how to distinguish social, medical and mental health conditions that affect learning from learning disabilities, b) helping tools for educators working with at-risk youth, and for liaising with relevant counselling, social work, mental health and medical professionals on behalf of youth and their families, c) existing support networks available to Aboriginal youth and their families within Aboriginal communities, and d) literature on Aboriginal helping approaches.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Restricted to students in the HBEd (Aboriginal Education) program and NTEP students, except with special permission.
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Education 2150      Literacy and the Aboriginal Child, Birth - Age 8
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Based on a social constructivist, reader response perspective on literacy teaching and learning, students will be introduced to theory and exemplary practices which support the early literacy development of Aboriginal children from birth to age 8. Students will have opportunities to study and address challenges they may encounter as literacy teachers in the development of young children's oral reading and writing proficiency. They will begin to develop professional knowledge and worldviews, Aboriginal children's literature and resources and children's engagement and response through print and multiliteracies.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Restricted to students in the HBEd (Aboriginal Education) program and NTEP students, except with special permission.
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Education 3110      Mathematics Education Advanced Lab
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Education 2110
Description: An advanced course in the mathematics pedagogy and mathematical content of children in elementary schools. Topics explored in Education 4050 will be extended within the lab setting with particular attention to instruction in Aboriginal Communities.
Offering: 0-3; or 0-3
Notes: Restricted to students in the HBEd (Aboriginal Education) program, except with special permission.
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Education 3130      Aboriginal Parents, Families & Communities
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An exploration of traditional and contemporary child rearing practices in the education of the whole child that includes parents, families, and communities. Methods and strategies of respectful approaches, problem solving techniques and positive role modeling to address cultural and linguistic diversity. An emphasis on the importance of oral and written communication, teaming, and the sharing of knowledge about children's learning development through parent and teacher partnerships.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Restricted to students in the HBEd (Aboriginal Education) program and NTEP students, except with special permission.
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Education 3150      Literacy and the Aboriginal Child, Age 9 - 12
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Education 2150
Description: Teacher candidates will continue to build on the professional knowledge and skills developed in EDUC 2150, including professional knowledge about the development of Aboriginal children's (ages 9-12) oral language, reading and writing proficiency, with particular attention to children with special needs. They will extend their learning to include literacy, such as literacy across the curriculum, critical literacy, media and multiliteracies. An emphasis will be placed on the centrality of Aboriginal worldviews and children's constructions of their Aboriginal identity/ies, Aboriginal children's and Canadian multicultural children's literature and resources and response to text and diverse sign systems.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Restricted to students in the HBEd (Aboriginal Education) program and NTEP students, except with special permission.
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Education 4001      Honours Project
Credit Weight: 1.0
Description: A required culminating project, such as: teaching and learning portfolios, internships or apprenticeships with elders and/or cultural teachers, research, or design of culturally and linguistically relevant resources.
Notes: Restricted to students in the HBEd (Aboriginal Education) program, except with special permission.
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Education 4399      Field Placement
Credit Weight: 0.25
Description: (20 days) A supervised practical placement in which students have extended opportunity to observe and practice teach in alternative instructional settings.
Notes: Restricted to students in the HBEd (Aboriginal Education) program, except with special permission. (1/4 credit course)
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