Curriculum changes to uSask’s education program

June 14, 2013

After a successful pilot program this past school year, the University of Saskatchewan’s college of education will be launching a revamped curriculum to next year’s incoming education students. The most significant change appears to be the 2 day per week in-school training from the start of the school year. There will be more interdisciplinary courses offered, and the new curriculum includes a “notable focus on ‘anti-colonialist’ education and First Nations content.” As well, there will be “teaching methods” courses for multiple subjects, in response to early criticism of the new curriculum. The college conducted surveys and focus groups to gauge reaction to, and effectiveness of, the pilot program, and early results seem to indicate that the students especially enjoyed being in the classroom early in their studies. Saskatoon Star Phoenix