Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis-based, on-campus degree

A research-intensive (thesis-based) degree, normally intended to prepare scholars for careers in research and teaching. This program is delivered on-campus only, and is undertaken as a full-time student. Students are assigned a supervisor at admission. Scholarship in the PhD program includes coursework, candidacy, research and writing and defending a dissertation.

The PhD program invites applications in the following specializations:

Specializations


Adult Learning

Informed by a rich heritage rooted in a commitment to human, community and social development. As a hub of interdisciplinarity, the focus of graduate studies within this specialization is on adult learning and adult education. Our graduate students draw from multiple and diverse contexts and interest areas, which include: traditional post-secondary and continuing education; business and industry; NGOs; community development and international organizations.

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Curriculum & Learning

Encompassing issues of content, context, and teaching in both formal and non-formal educational settings. Students can explore contemporary themes of curriculum and learning, including issues of globalization, gender, culture, power, traditions of wisdom, ecology in education, and the ideas and practices of social justice, examined from social, cultural, historical, political, discursive, ecological and other interpretive perspectives.

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Language & Literacy

Prepares students to understand and conduct research on various dimensions of literacy, linguistic and cultural diversity, especially as they relate to the acquisition, use, teaching, and learning of languages, multiliteracies (multiple meaning-making systems, including print, visual, oral, audiovisual, and gestural texts), and new literacies and digital media . This program is open to applicants from a broad array of regions/countries.

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Leadership

The Leadership program draws upon the social sciences and humanities to prepare researchers and practitioners for the analysis and resolution of issues and problems related to educational policy and the direction and management of schools, school systems, other institutions, and governmental bodies concerned with public and private education. This specialization prepares graduates for administrative and research-related careers with an understanding of organizational change in the field of educational leadership.

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Learning Sciences

An interdisciplinary field of scholarship that works to further scientific, humanistic, and critical theoretical understandings of learning as well as to engage in the design and implementation of pedagogical innovations to support learning. The primary mission is the advancement of knowledge and the preparation of future researchers and scholars of the discipline.

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research-intensive (thesis-based) degree, normally intended to prepare scholars for careers in research and teaching. This program is delivered on-campus only, and is undertaken as a full-time student. Students are assigned a supervisor at admission. Scholarship in the PhD program includes coursework, candidacy, research and writing and defending a dissertation. After completing coursework, a doctoral student's admission into Candidacy in the Werklund School of Education requires that the student demonstrates (1) the ability to conceptualize, interpret, critique and synthesize comprehensive, substantive knowledge that is relevant to the discipline and practice of educational research and/or educational psychology; and 2) ensures that the student has a well-developed plan for their dissertation research, a sound proposal with a well-developed research question and potential for the ability to pursue and complete original independent research at the doctoral level. Writing the dissertation is a process of developing expert knowledge and demonstrating understanding, skills and critical thought processes as a researcher. Writing a dissertation requires a student to apply and refine skills learned throughout the program including research design and implementation, data analysis and interpretation, and scholarly writing and reporting. The purpose of the dissertation oral examination is to independently defend the dissertation, and also serves as confirmation of the student's knowledge of the research topic within the context of his or her field(s) of study.

Spring 2019

Registration Start Date: February 4, 2019
Start of Classes: Monday, May 6, 2019
End of Classes: Monday, June 17, 2019

EDER 603.08 L11 Case Study Research Approaches in Education

EDPS 788A Pre-Doctoral Internship in Counselling Psychology

EDPS 798A B01 Pre-Doctoral Internship in School and Applied Child Psychology

Summer 2019

Registration Start Date: February 4, 2019
Start of Classes: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
End of Classes: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

EDPS 788B Pre-Doctoral Internship in Counselling Psychology
and
EDPS 788B B01 Pre-Doctoral Internship in Counselling Psychology

EDPS 798B B01 Pre-Doctoral Internship in School and Applied Child Psychology
and
EDPS 798B Pre-Doctoral Internship in School and Applied Child Psychology

Fall 2019

Registration Start Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Start of Classes: Thursday, September 5, 2019
End of Classes: Friday, December 6, 2019

EDER 718 L01 Research Design and Statistics

EDER 720 L01 Advanced Approaches to Interpretive Inquiry

EDER 713 L01 Participatory Methodology in Education

EDER 700A L01 Seminar for First-Year Doctoral Students

EDER 735.01 L01 Conversations in Adult Education Scholarship

EDER 780 L01 Interpretive Study of Curriculum III

EDER 764.06 L01 Advanced Topics in Language and Literacy

EDER 719.02 L01 Introduction to Globalisation & Change

EDER 778.01 L01 Historical and Philosophical Foundations in Learning Sciences

EDPS 743A L01 Advanced Practicum in Psychological Assessment

EDPS 711A L01 Program Development and Evaluation

EDPS 704A Advanced Research Seminar in Counselling Psychology

EDPS 731 L01 Advanced Clinical Supervision in Applied Psychology

EDPS 788A Pre-Doctoral Internship in Counselling Psychology

EDPS 742A Advanced Practicum in Counselling
 

EDPS 798A Pre-Doctoral Internship in School and Applied Child Psychology

EDPS 761.12 L02/B02 Clinic-based Practicum II

EDPS 761.11 L01/B01 Clinic-based Practicum I

EDPS 762 L01 Advanced Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention

Winter 2020

Registration Start Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Start of Classes: Thursday, January 10, 2020
End of Classes: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

EDER 724 L01 Advanced Approaches to Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

EDER 714 L01 Action Research in Education

EDER 700B Seminar for First-Year Doctoral Students

EDER 735.02 L01 Global Issues in Adult Education

EDER 787 L01 Contemporary Themes in Critical Pedagogy and Social Justice

EDER 764.02 L01 Advanced Issues in Contemporary Bilingual Education

EDER 719.20 L01 Introduction to Leadership & Governance

EDER 772 S01 Advanced Seminar in Design

EDPS 743B L01/B01 Advanced Practicum in Psychological Assessment

EDPS 704B L01 Advanced Research Seminar in Counselling Psychology

EDPS 788B B01 Pre-Doctoral Internship in Counselling Psychology

EDPS 742B L01/B01 Advanced Practicum in Counselling

EDPS 798B B01 Pre-Doctoral Internship in School and Applied Child Psychology

EDPS 766 L01/B01 School-Based Practicum

EDPS 761.13 Clinic-based Practicum III

EDPS 764 L01 Advanced Research Statistics

EDPS 732 L01 Advanced Seminar in School and Applied Child Psychology


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