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The following multiage courses are offered through Universities in Atlantic Canada.

Multiage Pedagogy
Acadia University, MEd credit offered on-line (open entry)
Instructor: Marion Leier
This course is designed to develop a clear understanding of Multiage (nongraded) Education and how it differs from pedagogy of the traditional graded and split class. Course participants will learn about research, ideology, teaching strategies and management that support nongraded classrooms; and engage in discussions about issues related to multiage implementation.

Strategies for Teaching Multiage Classes
Mount Saint Vincent University, Summer Institutes 2009, 2010
Instructor: Marion Leier
This course explores the complexities and realities of teaching multiage classes. Course participants will gain an understanding of how to plan for, assess, and orchestrate a multiage class as a facilitator, creating a learner-centered, differentiated class environment. Course participants will collaboratively plan a sample integrated, differentiated curriculum unit based on the provincial curriculum guides; produce a classroom product for independent learning; and prepare a presentation using a choice of personal Multiage Intelligence to convey course learning. This course has no formal pre-requisite; but can be considered as Part 2 to the course, Multiage Pedagogy. It is suitable for teachers of all multiage or single-age classes with differentiation; and for all levels of schooling P-12.

Education 6911 Multiage Education
Memorial University, MEd credit
Professor: Dennis Mulcahy, PhD
An Introduction provides an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of multiage education. Starting with the one-room school, the first form of multiage education, the course traces the development of educators' interest in the pedagogical potential and possibilities of learning environments in which students of different age levels are grouped for instruction. Students will have the opportunity to examine the growing body of multiage research and literature (local, national, international), as well as theoretical perspectives on how children learn and develop which lend support to multiage learning environments. The course will be of interest to rural educators where such learning environments are usually created out of necessity and urban educators interested in alternatives to the graded school.

Education 4901
Memorial University, BEd credit
Professor: Dennis Mulcahy, PhD
This course begins with a critical examination of traditional approaches to multi-grading. The main focus of the course will be to introduce teachers to the potential of adopting a multi-age approach in small schools which have, of necessity, grouped children of more than one age group and grade level together for instruction. This course will also examine the implications of implementing a philosophy of multi-age pedagogy in the primary, elementary, and intermediate grades (K—9).

Further Information regarding the two courses above can be obtained by contacting:
Dennis Mulcahy:
Faculty of Education, MUN:




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