Initiatives in Educational Transformation Teaching (IETT)
Graduate School of Education
750 Studies in Language and Culture I (3:3:0). Students have
the opportunity to consciously view how language shapes realities, including perceptions
of children as learners. At the same time, they explore both the cultural constraints
and the transformative possibilities embedded in language.
751 Studies in Language and Culture II (3:3:0). Building on
their IETT 750 work, students investigate more closely academic discourses and
the ways they frame lived realities. Exploring the theme of how language and culture
shape and open interpretations of the world, students research language and culture
in their practice.
752 Research in Practice: The Team Project (6:3:0). Concurrent
with other courses, student teams refine their research topics and develop projects
to investigate those topics. The design of the work-plan contains a detailed strategy
involving children as partners rather than as subjects in research. The product
of the project is a substantial piece of work submitted together with a plan for
its dissemination in the school community.
753 Teaching and Learning (3:3:0). This capstone course aims
to help teachers document and reflect on individual growth and transformation
while participating in the IET school-based master's program. Through the development
of a portfolio, teachers provide evidence to demonstrate their professional growth
and provide documentation about themselves as teachers and learners in the two
years of the program. As part of the documentation, teachers present their team
research projects in the professional conference organized as the third summer