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Curriculum, Technological Education (CURR)
All teacher candidates in the Technological Education program option MUST successfully complete each prerequisite Curriculum (CURR) course in Teaching Technological Education and Curriculum Development in Technological Education. 

Fall-winter Curriculum courses are split into two sequential half-courses, with an odd number for the fall term course and an even number for the winter term course.  Each subject's fall term course is a prerequisite to attend the winter term course.  

Internship Curriculum courses are split in a similar manner, but with different credit weighting.  Each CURR course is a prerequisite to attend the next course.

The calendar wording for each of the CURR courses (below) indicates that, together, the courses complete the content and objectives for the teaching subjects, as agreed to by the Ontario College of Teachers.

Technological Education Degree/Diploma Requirements
Fall-Winter Program
Internship Program

CURR 360/3.0 Teaching Technological Education, Part 1 (Tech)
(All Technological Education candidates; offered in Fall for Fall-Winter program, and Summer 1 for Internship program)
Teaching Technological Education provides an introduction to teaching and learning in contemporary technological education. Teacher candidates examine and practice strategies for teaching and learning that enable students to develop capability in the different broad-based technologies that comprise technological education in Ontario.  Lesson planning, teaching strategies, workshop and classroom organization, questioning techniques, and responses to student behaviour will be discussed, and also examined in the context of the practicum.
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CURR 361/3.0  Winter Teaching Technological Education, Part 2 (Tech)
(Fall-Winter Technological Education candidates only)
Provides an introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of teaching and learning in technological education. Using creative activity to promote high school students’ intellectual growth is a particular focus of readings and discussions. Course activities provide opportunities to combine knowledge from educational research with experience in order to promote, and assess, quality student learning and to develop an informed approach to professional practice.
PREREQUISITE: CURR 360
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CURR 362/1.5 (On-line course) Teaching Technological Education, Part 2 (Tech)
(Internship Technological Education candidates only)
This course is delivered on-line using ICT. Effective teachers understand and use a range of teaching methods to shape instruction so that it helps students who learn in a variety of ways. Through readings, discussions, and activities using ICT the candidate engages in further study of the following topics: lesson planning, cooperative learning, questioning techniques, classroom and workshop organization for a variety of teaching strategies, and responses to student behaviour. The course requires teacher candidates to plan for and to reflect on their practice and experiences in their own classrooms.
PREREQUISITE: CURR 360
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CURR 363/1.5 Teaching Technological Education, Part 3 (Tech)
(Technological Education Internship candidates only)
Effective teachers understand and use a range of teaching methods to shape instruction so that it helps students who learn in a variety of ways. Through readings, discussions, and activities the teacher candidate engages in further study of the following topics: cooperative learning, questioning techniques, classroom and workshop organization for a variety of teaching strategies, models of teaching, learning theory, and ways of learning. The course requires teacher candidates to reflect on their practice and experiences.
PREREQUISITE: CURR 362
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CURR 368/3.0 Curriculum Development in Technological Education, Part 1 (Tech)
(Fall-winter program Technological Education candidates only)
The ability to teach effectively depends to a large extent on a teacher's ability to act as a curriculum planner for both long and short term planning. Readings, discussions, and activities are used to combine research and teacher candidates' experience in order to become curriculum planners in broad-based technology. Introduction to concepts, practices, and processes of the curriculum field. Teacher candidates use this knowledge, and their professional and school experiences to articulate models of curriculum, assessment, and evaluation that will guide their practice as curriculum planners. CURR 368 gives candidates the opportunity to understand curriculum guidelines and how they are translated into curricular possibilities for Grades 9 to 12. Candidates complete a project and project report for Grade 9, discuss possible curricular approaches for Grade 10, and articulate a proposal for a Grade 11 or 12 community-based project.
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CURR 369/3.0 Curriculum Development in Technological Education, Part 2 (Tech)
(Fall-Winter Technological Education candidates only)
Teacher candidates further investigate theory, concepts, practices, and processes of the curriculum field to link the community to school technological education programs. Teacher candidates use this knowledge, and their professional and school experiences to an application of the community-based project curriculum model. Using this curriculum model, teacher candidates plan and write a Grade 11 or 12 course profile.
PREREQUISITE: CURR 368
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CURR 392/1.5 Curriculum Development in Technological Education, Part 2 (On-line course) (Tech)
(Internship Technological Education candidates only) This course is delivered on-line using ICT. Teacher candidates extend their experiences to further investigate concepts, practices, and processes of the curriculum field to write part of a course profile for Grades 11 or 12.
PREREQUISITE: CURR 398
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CURR 394/1.5 Curriculum Development in Technological Education, Part 3 (Tech)
(Internship Technological Education candidates only)
Teacher candidates further investigate concepts, practices, and processes of the curriculum field to link the community to school technological education programs. Teacher candidates use this knowledge and their school experiences to articulate community-based projects that will guide their practice as curriculum planners. Candidates develop a Grade 11 or 12 community-based project and project report.
PREREQUISITE: CURR 392
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CURR 398/3.0 Curriculum Development in Technological Education, Part 1 (Tech)
(Technological Education Internship candidates only)
Introduction to concepts, practices and processes in the curriculum field. The ability to teach effectively depends to a large extent on a teacher's ability to act as a curriculum planner for both long and short term planning. In order for teacher candidates to become curriculum planners in broad-based technology, readings, discussions, and activities are used to combine both research and teacher candidates’ experience. Teacher candidates use this knowledge and their school experiences to articulate curriculum that will guide their practice as curriculum planners. Candidates complete projects and project reports for Grade 9, discuss possible curricular approaches for Grade 10, and develop an assessment package.
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