EPSE 311 Cultivating Supportive School and Classroom Environments (Winter 2018-2019 Term 2)

EPSE 311  Cultivating Supportive School and Classroom Environments

This course focuses on building teacher’s competencies in creating school and classroom environments that are safe, supportive, caring and respectful. Recognizing the long-standing, historical, debates regarding discipline and classroom management, this course provides teacher candidates with an understanding of how traditional discipline and classroom management practices that have emphasized reactive and punitive approaches have given way to a more recent focus on positive approaches, including self-discipline, internationalization, and restorative practices that focus on building and preserving relationships in an effort to promote positive contexts for learning.

Credits: 1

EPSE 311 QUALIFICATIONS

Preference is given to doctoral students who have a strong understanding of areas related to cultivating  supportive classroom and school environments, however, highly qualified students in the Master’s program are also welcome to apply. Completion of EPSE 606, College and University Teaching is considered a strong asset. Experience teaching or counselling in K-12 schools is also helpful, but not required.

Specific Course Information and Requirements:

EPSE 311 is taught in a lecture/seminar format where TAs must attend the lectures and then are responsible to run activities in smaller groups in their seminar sections. The course runs as a community of practice and thus TA, along with the course coordinator, will contribute to the content and organization of the course. There will be a common syllabus for all sections and TA will be highly supported during the term. It is expected that all instructors will attend a number of planning sessions that will take place in fall term. EPSE 311 for Secondary Teacher Candidates and takes place in January, whereas EPSE 311 for Elementary and Middle Years takes place in February-March. All graduate students in masters or doctoral programs meeting the general qualifications are welcome to apply for these sections. In addition, successful applicants must have the approval of their research supervisor (based on making satisfactory progress in the program).

*Please note on your application if you are able to teach in French, or have special qualifications related to any of the following elementary cohort themes: Community of inquiry in Teacher Education, Education for Sustainability, Indigenous Education, Arts-Based and Creativity, International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Programme, Kindergarten-Primary, Social and Emotional learning.

Section Term Type Days Time Start Date End Date
101 2 1SEM Tuesdays 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM February 12, 2019 March 22, 2019
102 2 1SEM Tuesdays 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM February 12, 2019 March 19, 2019
103 2 1SEM Tuesdays 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM February 12, 2019 March 22, 2019
104 2 1SEM Tuesdays 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM February 12, 2019 March 19, 2019
105 2 1SEM Tuesdays 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM February 12, 2019 March 19, 2019
107 2 1SEM Tuesdays 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM February 12, 2019 March 22, 2019
108 2 1SEM Tuesdays 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM February 12, 2019 March 19, 2019
301 2 2SEM Thursdays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM January 2, 2019 January 25, 2019
302 2 2SEM Thursdays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM January 2, 2019 January 25, 2019
303 2 2SEM Thursdays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM January 2, 2019 January 25, 2019
304 2 2SEM Thursdays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM January 2, 2019 January 25, 2019
305 2 2SEM Thursdays 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM January 2, 2019 January 25, 2019
306 2 3SEM Thursdays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM January 2, 2019 January 25, 2019
307 2 3SEM Thursdays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM January 2, 2019 January 25, 2019
308 2 3SEM Thursdays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM January 2, 2019 January 25, 2019
309 (French) 2 3SEM Thursdays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM January 2, 2019 January 25, 2019
310 2 3SEM Thursdays 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM January 2, 2019 January 25, 2019

Note:
1Lecture attendance required on Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
2Lecture attendance required on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
3Lecture attendance required on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 PM 3:00 PM.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing your experience and a current CV to the following address: ecps.administration@ubc.caDeadline for applications:  July 22, 2018. Please indicate the section (s) you are applying in your cover letter.

Your possible appointment is contingent on any other appointments you may hold at UBC.  If you hold another appointment at UBC, please indicate this in the email portion of your application as well as on your CV or cover letter.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone or by mail, nor can we provide the status of applicants except to those who are selected for an interview.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.