CONT635 Senior Social Sciences @ Courses for Teachers - Queen's Continuing Teacher Education
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Continuing Teacher Education

Faculty of Education

Senior Social Sciences

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Fall 2019 Sep 30, 2019 - Dec 06, 2019 Sep 27, 2019 Open
Fall/Winter 2019 Nov 11, 2019 - Feb 14, 2020 Oct 25, 2019 Open
Winter 2020 Jan 27, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 Jan 10, 2020 Open
Late Winter 2020 Feb 24, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020 Feb 14, 2020 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 pm on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT635
  • CAN 745.00
  • ABQ Senior
  • 6 credits
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

This course introduces teachers to the Senior Social Sciences area of study as outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Education. This course will familiarize educators with the Senior Social Science curriculum and will provide information on how to teach these courses to a diverse student population.

By participating in an online community, teachers will share ideas, concerns, and best practices. They will explore a variety of Ministry documents that support professional practice. Course participants also will undertake tasks that foster professional development while contributing to the growth of their colleagues.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course, you will have the opportunity to:

• critically examine and assess Ministry of Education curriculum policy and documents in the design and delivery of Senior Social Science curriculum
• explore theoretical foundations and learning theories specific to this course of study
• examine critical issues related to the Senior Social Science courses
• discuss methods of fostering inclusive learning environments for adolescents through effective classroom management strategies, knowledge of adolescent development, and sensitivity to cultural differences
• identify ways to meet the needs of students with exceptionalities through accommodations and/or modifications to program plans
• explore ways of increasing student engagement using technology
• generate a unit plan for a Senior Social Science course using backward design
• develop and implement a variety of assessment and evaluation tools for a Senior Social Science course

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Application Requirements


We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member with an undergraduate degree.


Your transcript(s) must show:

The equivalent of 3.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses in Social Sciences or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another senior qualification. People-centred courses from many disciplines are acceptable; Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Child Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Politics etc.

*If you completed a Queen's undergrad (at any time), or a B.Ed., Honour Specialist, or an Intermediate or Senior ABQ course with us within the last 4 years you are not required to resend your transcripts.

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Course Materials

This course has no required resources.
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