LBED 2850B Perspectives on Schooling - Spring 2019 course open to 2nd year or above

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Spring 2019 - Register for this NEW course -- open to any students in their 2nd-year or above. 
LBED 2850B
Perspectives on Schooling

MW 3:00 to 4:15 pm, W565
Instructor: Dr. A. von Heyking

“School is a building that has four walls with tomorrow inside.”- Lon Watters
“Generations from now, we’ll look back and say, ‘How could we have done this kind of thing to people?’”- Manish Jain

This course brings a multidisciplinary, critical lens to the idea and the institution of schooling. It will explore multiple perspectives on past and present schooling, and encourage students to reimagine schooling for the future. 

We will examine the legacies of the history of schooling by considering questions such as:

  • What were the goals of schooling?
  • To what extent have schools changed over time?
  • What impacts did gender, race, class have on students’ experience of schooling?
  • How do schools today embody their history?

We will explore current, global perspectives on schooling by asking:

  • To what extent do schools reflect or reform their social context?
  • What alternative models of schooling have been established in other countries?
  • Do western models of schooling help or hinder global development?
  • What social, economic and technological forces are shaping schools today?

We will think critically and creatively by considering:

  • How might schools and school programs be redesigned to better meet the needs of students?
  • Should everyone go to school?

This course is offered to both pre-education and current education students with 2nd-year status.
For more information on this course visit:
or contact Dr. Amy von Heyking for more information (


If you have any further Faculty of Education inquiries, please contact:
Darcy Tamayose
Communications Officer
Faculty of Education
(403) 332-4550
Turcotte Hall - T1H 417
Twitter: @ULethbridgeEdu


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