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In the Faculty of Education, MSVU offers summer courses both in regular format and also in “compressed” format during Summer session II (July). Most of the on campus Summer II offerings are scheduled in this compressed format. The major distinction between regular and compressed courses is that the latter is more compressed in terms of time than the former. Because of the shortened time frame, precourse work is a required aspect of all Summer session II courses; in the months before the start of the course, students must complete readings and/or assignments. Outlines for Summer session II courses as well as pre-course materials will be made available to students early in May.

In 2014, half unit courses will be held on campus from July 2 - 9 or July 11 - 18, with full unit courses from July 2 - 18. For each half unit of instruction, 36 hours of contact time with the instructor is required.  Scheduled study/work/reading time within the course time frame is also strongly encouraged to facilitate learning. Students may participate in one full unit of course work during the Summer session II time frame.

It is suggested that students consult with a program advisor when choosing courses to ensure that the courses meet the requirments of their program. If you have questions about Summer session II courses, please contact your program assistant (see contact information below).   

Colleen Blacke
Phone : 457-6720
Toll free # in Canada:
1-877-433-2889, option 3
Faith Roach 
Phone # : 457-6341
Toll free # in Canada: 
1-877-433-2889, option 5
2014 Summer II
Registration Deadline -- May 1, 2014
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Course Title Term Dates Day(s) Time Location
Foundations of Curriculum Studies II S2 July 2-9 M-F 9:00-4:00 On-Campus
Critical Pedagogy II S2 July 2-9 M-F 9:00-4:00 On-Campus
Curriculum in Practice II S2 July 11-18 M-F 9:00-4:00 On-Campus
Restorative Approaches in Education S2 July 2-9 M-F 9:00-4:00 SAC 430
Practicum/Retreat in Mindfulness / Contemplative Education S2 July 13-20 M-F 9:00-4:00 Dorje Denma Ling retreat centre (near Tatamagouche)
S.T.: Youth Experiences: Implications for personal, social & academic intervention S2 July 2-18 M-F 9:00-4:00 On-Campus
S.T.: John Dewey, Experience and Education S2 July 2-9 M-F 9:00-4:00 On-Campus
S.T.: Ways of Knowing: Visual Arts S2 July 11-18 M-F 9:00-4:00 On-Campus
Creative Movement S2 July 2-9 M-F 9:00-4:00 Brooklyn
Contemporary Perspectives in Lifelong Learning S2 July 4/5, 18/19; Aug. 8/9, 22/23 F S F: 5:00-8:00

S: 9:00-4:00


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