Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Education (Summer 2021)

Competition Number:
02SI21
Position Type:
Sessional Opening
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department:
Faculty of Education
Position:
Sessional Instructors
Contract:
Summer 2021

The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island has openings for sessional instructors to teach the following courses in summer 2021.

ED-4030-2   ARTS AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

This course is an introduction to the Arts and Education. Emphasis is on fostering creativity and critical inquiry through a variety of multi-modal experiences in the arts, the reading of current literature on arts methods and theories, the study of new curricular programs (including the integration of arts with other disciplines), and the role of arts in social transformation.

This is a three semester-hour course offered to the Intermediate/Senior cohort of our Bachelor of Education program on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:20am from July 12 to August 13.

 

ED-4110-2  LEARNERS AND LEARNING

This course explores the growth and development of learners from early childhood to late adolescence. Topics include physical, cognitive, social/emotional and moral/spiritual development; individual differences; learning theories and motivation; behaviour; and the legal, ethical, and counselling responsibilities of teachers.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus.  Section 2 is offered to the Intermediate/Senior cohort of our Bachelor of Education program, Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm, from May 10 to May 21.  

 

ED-4150-2  THE DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM

This course explores student diversity and addressing the needs of a wide variety of learners within the context of inclusive education. Particular focus will be placed on the development of instructional strategies that support all learners.

This is a three semester-hour course offered in a hybrid format.  Section 2 is offered to the Intermediate/Senior cohort of our Bachelor of Education program, Monday and Wednesday from 11:30am to 2:20pm, from June 3 to July 9.

 

ED-4200  TEACHING FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM) – (2 SECTIONS)

This course introduces students to the pedagogies, practices, and instructional alternatives that foster acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes critical to success in the sciences, technology, engineering and maths.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus. Section 1 is offered to students in the Primary/Elementary cohort of the Bachelor of Education program on Monday and Wednesday from 11:30am to 2:20pm from July 12 to August 13.  Section 2 is offered to the Intermediate/Senior cohort of our Bachelor of Education program, Monday and Wednesday from 11:30am to 2:20pm from July 12 to August 13.

 

ED-4220-3  MATH FOR TEACHERS (FRENCH SECTION)

The course provides opportunities for students to reason and make sense of mathematics in meaningful ways by discovering mathematics through inquiry-based instructional methods grounded in real-life contexts. Content will be drawn from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics five content (number & operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis & probability) and process (problem-solving, reasoning & proof, communications, connections, and representation) standards.

This is a three-semester hour course offered on campus in French.  This course is offered to students in the Primary/Elementary cohort of the Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde) program from June 3 to July 9, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30am to 11:20am.

 

ED-4245  INQUIRY-BASED METHODS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES (1 English section, 1 French section)

This course introduces pre-service teachers to curriculum integration in Science and Social Studies.  Pre-Service Teachers will learn how to use inquiry-based methods to connect learning with life experiences.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus from July 12 to August 13.  Section 1 is offered in English to students in our Primary/Elementary cohort of Bachelor of Education program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:20am.  Section 3 is offered in French to students in our Intermediate/Senior cohort of Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde) program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:20am. 

 

ED-4460-2 INTERMEDIATE/SENIOR SCIENCE I

This course provides an introduction to basic pedagogical concepts and skills needed for the successful and effective teaching of science to Intermediate/Senior school students. Using the concepts of general science and the provincial science curriculum, the course examines the nature and limitations of teaching, learning and technology within the Canadian science classroom context.

This is a three-semester hour course offered in English on campus to students in the Intermediate/Senior cohort of the Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde) programs from July 12 to August 13, Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:30am to 11:20am.

 

ED-4630-2 PERSPECTIVES ON CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN EDUCATION (2 sections)

This course introduces students to the visible and invisible impact of culture and society on education. As students develop an understanding of cultural and social perspectives in education, they examine the roles of schools in the proliferation of social and cultural norms as well as their potential as sites for change.

This is a 2.5 semester-hour course offered on campus Monday through Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, from May 10 to May 19.  Section 1 is offered in English to students in Primary/Elementary cohort of our Bachelor of Education program and Section 2 is offered in English to students in Intermediate/Senior cohort of our Bachelor of Education program.

 

ED-4740  TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION (2 English sections, 1 French section)

This course provides an introduction to the integration of digital technologies into teaching and learning. The focus is on use of technology as a tool to support the school curriculum. Web-based communication and work with web-based resources is an essential component.

This is a one semester-hour course offered online.  Section 1 is offered in English to students in our Primary/Elementary cohort of Bachelor of Education program from June 11 to June 25, on Fridays from 8:30am to 11:20am.  Section 2 is offered in English to students in our Intermediate/Senior cohort of Bachelor of Education program from June 11 to June 25, on Fridays from 11:30am to 2:20pm.   Section 3 is offered in French to students in our Intermediate/Senior cohort of Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde) program from June 10 to June 24, on Thursdays from 11:30am - 2:20pm.  

 

ED-4800-3  ENSEIGNEMENT EN FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE

In this course, students will examine the similarities and differences when teaching Core French, Immersion and French First language in a minority setting. This course will outline the guidelines and practices/strategies used in each of these three setting in the public school system.
 

This is a 2.5 semester-hour course offered on online in French.  This course is offered to students in the Bachelor of Education (français langue seconde) program from June 3 to July 9, Tuesdays from 11:30am to 2:20pm and on Fridays from 8:30am to 11:20am. 

 

ED-4820-1    ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

This course examines the complexity of assessment by contrasting assessment theories with common practices in the classroom. Students explore the concept of a balanced assessment program that integrates formative and summative assessment practices. Students develop skills in creating a variety of assessment instruments (e.g., observation check-lists, tests, rubrics, portfolios). Issues and practices of large-scale assessment are also explored.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus. Section 1 is offered to students in the Primary/Elementary cohort of the Bachelor of Education program on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30am to 2:20pm from June 3 to July 9. 

 

ED 6110-48 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION
 

In this course, students are introduced to a variety of methods that are appropriate for conducting research in educational settings. Students develop an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Students are introduced to the process of planning, conducting, and reporting research on learning and instruction, and to the critical analysis of current studies reported in educational literature.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus to students in our MEd Focus on Inclusive Education (Qualify for PEI Additional Designation), from July 5 to July 9, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

 

ED 6140-58 THEORIES OF RESEARCH AND LEARNING

In this course, students address the role of theory in educational research. The aim is to familiarize graduate students with various theoretical frameworks including theories and principles of learning.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus to students in our MEd Focus on Inclusive Education (Qualify for PEI Additional Designation), from July 12 to July 16, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

 

ED-6150-48 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

In this course, students examine the field of educational leadership. Educational leadership extends beyond the role of the school administrator and focuses upon the development of teachers as leaders who impact on creating effective educational environments. Students research aspects of leadership that impact on schools, and explore models of effective leadership through case studies and simulation.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus to students in our MEd Focus on Inclusive Education (Qualify for PEI Additional Designation), from July 12 to July 16, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

 

ED-6170-68  ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

In this course, students examine current issues in educational leadership. Students research the factors that influence educational leadership, such as socio-economic trends, school restructuring, curriculum development, and educational technology.

This is a three semester-hour course offered online to students in MEd Focus on Inclusive Education (Qualify for PEI Additional Designation).  This course is offered from May 17 to June 24.

 

ED-6250  CURRICULUM: LEADERSHIP IN LEARNING (2 sections)

In this course, students examine research into recent curriculum developments that are based on principles of integration, resource-based learning, and holistic learning, and which require the use of alternative assessment approaches. In addition, the impact of these developments on teachers’ instructional strategies and students’ learning are investigated. The focus is on the integration of knowledge about curriculum design and teaching in order to develop leadership skills for curriculum change.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus.  Section 35 is offered to students in the MEd Focus on Global Perspectives on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am to 11:20am from July 5 to July 30.  Section 58 is offered to students in the MEd Focus on Inclusive Education (Qualify for PEI Additional Designation), Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, from July 5 to July 9. 

 

ED-6270-35  GLOBAL EDUCATION                

In this course, students examine the theory and practice of global education as it has developed in Canada and elsewhere. Other curriculum innovations that have contributed to global education (e.g., development education, environmental education, human rights education, peace education) are also examined. Interactive and participatory learning methodologies are used to encourage reflection on the teaching of contemporary social and global issues in a variety of educational contexts.

This is a three semester-hour course offered on campus.  Section 35 is offered to students in the MEd Focus on Global Perspectives on Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 11:20am from May 17 to June 28.

 

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have a Masters of Education degree.  Successful candidates will normally have school-based experience in a Canadian public K-12 system.  For applicants without school-based experience, teaching in other contexts relevant and appropriate to the position will be considered. Where courses are offered on-line using multi-media technologies, applicants will normally be able to demonstrate successful on-line teaching experience.  Candidates who do not have previous online teaching experience must be open to and willing to do extra training for this delivery model, and without additional compensation.

In addition, candidates applying to teach graduate courses will normally have established expertise, and successful leadership and/or teaching experience in a context related to the foci of the cohort.

In all instances, qualified applicants on the UPEI Sessional Roster of the Faculty of Education will be given priority.

THE OFFERING OF THESE COURSES IS CONDITIONAL PENDING FINAL ENROLMENT NUMBERS.   ALL SESSIONAL COURSES ARE SUBJECT TO THE FINAL BUDGETARY AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL. 

For additional information regarding positions in the undergraduate English programs, please contact Carolyn Francis by email to crfrancis@upei.ca

For additional information regarding positions in the undergraduate French program, please contact Elizabeth Blake by email to eblake@upei.ca

For additional information regarding positions in the graduate programs, please contact Dr. Tess Miller at 902.620.5072 or tmiller@upei.ca

Applicants should submit an electronic version of a cover letter outlining the specific course they wish to teach and how their background is relevant to the course material, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact details of three referees to:

Dr. Ron MacDonald, Dean

c/o Karen-Anne O’Halloran (kohalloran@upei.ca)

Faculty of Education

University of Prince Edward Island

550 University Avenue

Charlottetown, PE   C1A 4P3

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is March 15, 2021

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.