Mission and Goals
The Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University fosters excellence in teacher education and scholarship through inquiry, reflection, and collaborative sustained partnerships in learning.
Our Updated Program Goals:
Approved at Divisional Council, October 7, 2011
Planning: Design short and long term instructional plans that are developmentally appropriate and relevant to diverse student experiences using appropriate technologies and resources.
Instructional Strategies: Implement a broad range of appropriate instructional strategies and technologies that promote student learning, including collaborative, creative and critical thinking skills.
Learning Environment: Use effective strategies to develop positive relationships and create an inclusive learning environment that supports the development of self-regulated, adaptive learners.
Communication: Communicate clearly and professionally with a variety of audiences using various media including both face-to-face interaction and on-line methods, in written, visual, and oral forms.
Professional Knowledge: Construct and apply professional knowledge and understanding of students, Ontario curriculum, subject knowledge, legislation, teaching practices, and classroom management strategies to promote the learning achievement of their pupils.
Inquiry: Use inquiry and reflection to improve and inform practice.
Professionalism: Demonstrate qualities that characterize professionalism.
Assessment: Conduct ongoing assessment of pupils’ progress, make data-informed decisions for differentiated instruction, evaluate student achievement and regularly communicate results to students and parents/guardians.
Continuous Learning: Adapt and refine their teaching practices through continuous learning and reflection, using a variety of sources and resources including collaborative, professional learning networks in face-to-face and digital environments.
These goals are aligned with the principles of our conceptual framework and to the four themes of the program.