Exploring the processes of designing and implementing learning experiences, including decisions regarding content (curriculum) and strategies for instruction (pedagogy).
Investigates the processes of specifying educational outcomes and designing methods for measuring student learning, evaluating the effectiveness of educational interventions, or assessing the impact of educational programs on learners, teachers, institutions, and society.
Inquires into the organization of formal systems of education and their impact on the teaching and learning process. Examines issues of professionalism in education and the roles of administrators and governing bodies on the educational institution and environment.
Investigations of learning and development in the first seven years of life, and the impact of formal, family, and socio-cultural influences on early learning.
Studies of tertiary or postsecondary education: institutional concerns (admissions, funding, scope and quality of educational offerings); instructional strategies and effectiveness with tertiary learners; the postsecondary learning environment. Also includes teacher education programs: their place in the university, how to prepare today’s pre-service teachers for tomorrow’s schools; issues of requirements, licensure, balancing theoretical and applied learning.
Explores adult learning in a variety of contexts, from adult basic education to workplace training and professional learning. Includes in-service and professional development for teachers.
Focuses on recognizing and responding to individual diversity in learners and on the dynamics of teaching and learning in diverse communities and classrooms. Considers issues of learners’ identities and inter-relationships among students, as well as strategies for promoting social justice, multicultural understanding, and tolerance.
Explores the role of technologies in learning, and processes of learning about and through technologies.
Inquiries into the processes of learning to read, write and communicate using new media and multimodal literacies.
Studies of best practices in teaching and learning science, mathematics and technology.