University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

EDU1270 introduces candidates to the issues around and methodologies for teaching Social Science/Contemporary Studies courses in Ontario.  A range of teaching methodologies, assessment approaches, and curriculum designs will be examined and developed.  This course will also focus on issues and questions related to current curriculum reform efforts. Course methods include lectures, demonstrations, interactive sessions, small group activities, and field studies.  Assignments will require candidates to prepare practical applications and to link theory and practice. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of information technology and other media in the classroom in order to foster critical thinking.