The Joint PhD in Educational Studies Program provides opportunities for study in the areas of Cognition & Learning, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, and Social/Cultural/Political Contexts of Education. Please see the below table for a description of each Filed of Study available within the program:
Cognition and Learning
- Critically examines the cognitive, behavioural, social-emotional, and cultural processes of educators and students by drawing upon psychology, philosophy, sociology, sciences, and other disciplines.
- Intergral components of the field include:
- contemporary and inclusive instruction
- assessment and evaluation
- professional development
- curriculum development and implementation
- metacognition and executive function
- learning theories
|Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
- Encompasses four broad content areas: policy, organizational theory, leadership, and change.
- Explores the ethical, social, cultural, philosophical, and historical aspects of educational policy, leadership, and organizations.
- Draws upon the theoretical and methodological frameworks that situate the major issues, challenging institutional and community educational systems and practices within their larger socio-political, socio-cultural, and curricular contexts.
|Social/Cultural/Political Contexts of Education
- Draws upon the humanities, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, history, politics, and arts in relation to education.
- Goal is to foster emancipatory research and democratic practice in institutional and community settings.
- Consideration is given to, but not limited to, social constructs of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability/disability, and how they intersect with and influence educational experience and practice.