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Selected Topics

Please note that the faculty will be offering several Selected topics courses this upcoming academic year. Students are allowed to take more than one selected topics course (with the same course code) to count as concentration courses. However, a formal request must be sent from your @uOttawa e-mail account to in order to make this change in your student file.

Fall 2019

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Selected Topics in Counselling Psychology



This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of crisis models and intervention strategies within a counselling and psychotherapy context. Emphasis will be placed on developing assessment and intervention skills applied to a variety of client populations.




Selected Topics in Societies, Cultures and Languages: Education and Social Justice

The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Education has long been seen as a means for addressing social problems, pulling the poor out of poverty, pursuing economic and environmental justice, offering social mobility and securing for new generations the promise of a better life. At the same time, researchers, teachers, and media pundits have faulted schools as the cause of stifling social reproduction, prejudice, and inequalities in Canadian society. This course examines the history, present, and future of efforts to improve society through education. How have efforts to pursue social justice – locally, nationally, and globally – succeeded or failed? What strategies for change hold the most promise for improving society?





Selected Topic in Teaching and Learning: Critical Perspectives on Digital Literacies, Theories and Practices.




A critical examination of current research in digital literacies with an emphasis on diverse theoretical conceptions, research methods, and lines of research that are informing the practice of digital literacies instruction in schools.




Selected Topic in Teaching and Learning: Mentoring and Coaching in Professional Contexts

This course explores mentoring and coaching through the lens of professional learning and leadership. Anchored in the current research literature, the course explores the theory behind the approaches and practical applications. Students will focus on their own professional contexts and have the opportunity to connect with leading experts in the field.













Winter 2020



Selected Topic: Problem-based learning across curriculum

An examination of problem-based learning (PBL) across content areas and education levels, including theoretical and practical aspects and comparisons with project-based and place-based learning.

This course provides an introduction to problem-based learning (PBL) theories and practices across education levels (elementary to adult) and subject areas (e.g., science, 2nd language learning, health, mathematics). After reviewing the historical, theoretical, and pedagogical foundations of PBL, we will examine project-based (PjBL) and place-based learning, and then consider all three approaches in a variety of settings. Flexible assignments will allow students to pursue their own educational perspectives.



Selected Topic in Teaching and Learning: Social and Emotional Learning


This course will explore the development and impact of the competencies encompassed in social emotional learning (SEL; self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making). Particularly, we will critically explore the literature and research to gain an understanding of the complex nature of social emotional competencies, best practices in educational settings, research to practice gaps, and the application of social emotional competencies across the lifespan (e.g., the role of SEL in social, educational, and professional contexts).




Selected Topic in Teaching and Learning: Scholarly Writing Toward Publication


NOTE: for MA and PhD students only.

This course is for graduate students who are interested in learning how to present their research at conferences and/or publishing it in scholarly journals. By the end of this course students will learn how to:

1) Identify appropriate journals to publish their research in;

2) Engage the different stages of writing up an academic peer-reviewed article;

3) Communicate with journal editors and the audiences for their chosen journal; and

4) Respond strategically to reviewers’ critiques, comments and editorial suggestions.

Students should have a piece of writing that they would like to edit toward publishing as a scholarly article or book chapter prior to the course start date. During the course students will have an opportunity to work through different online modules that will help them to revise, improve, and then submit their finished manuscript to a scholarly peer-reviewed journal and/or edited collection.



Gender and Sexuality Education in the 21st Century.

Schools, as social institutions, strongly influence, alter, and police the construction of identity. This course takes up current intersectional research in education about gender and identity across lines such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and dis/ability in order to ask how gender is tied to other identities, how the concept of ‘normal’ is constructed in educational spaces, and what possibilities and challenges occur when we step away from normative gendered and sexual roles in the classroom and beyond.


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