Education (EDUC) 412

Directed Study in Canadian Education (Revision 1)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Reading Course - Social Science

Prerequisite: Professor approval

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Education 412: Directed Study in Canadian Education is a three-credit course. If you are registered as an individualized-study student, your course contract allows you six months in which to complete the course. If you follow the timelines set out in the Study Guide, you will have no difficulty in completing the course requirements within the six-month contract period.

Course Objectives

As a senior reading course, EDUC 412 provides an advanced introduction to the research and critical evaluation of a selected topic in consultation with the course professor or tutor.

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • identify and evaluate both primary and secondary sources germane to your topic
  • apply a critical perspective to a range of Canadian educational issues
  • prepare an accomplished research essay proposal
  • conduct library research and develop a competent senior level educational research essay.


To receive credit for EDUC 412, a research proposal and research essay must be completed. Your completed research essay is worth 100 percent of the grade. You must achieve a minimum grade of 50 per cent on the project in its entirety and a course grade of at least ā€œDā€ (50 percent).

Course Materials

The course materials include a student manual/study guide.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 1, August 19, 2009.

Updated May 11 2016 by Student & Academic Services