Sessional Lecturer - Technology, Psychology and Play
Sessional Lecturer - APD1294H - Technology, Psychology and Play
Course number and title:
APD1294H Technology, Psychology and Play
This course examines psychological theories of play and has a focus on the role of technology in play across the life span (e.g., Vygotsky, Huizinga, Brown) in relation to the role of technology in play (e.g., Resnick, Gee, Squires) from both human developmental and educational perspectives. Topics addressing play include: gamification, trust, collaboration and passion to learn. In addition, we will address the growing role of technology in 'eduplay' and emerging social implications (e,g., concerns of addiction to gaming, social media, and networked-connectedness).
Estimated TA support: none
Estimated course enrolment: 25
Class schedule: Online Asynchronous
Sessional dates of appointment: Winter 2021-01-01 - 2021-04-30
Appointment percentage: 100
Salary:CUPE3902 Unit 3 Salaries. The rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.
1- Candidate must have a doctoral degree in Psychology;
2- Expertise in content area;
3- Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate courses with expertise in content area.
1 - Individuals with demonstrated experience with related course content;
2 - Demonstrated scholarship in the area of the course topic;
3- Prior experience teaching online courses preferred.
Description of duties:
1) Teach a minimum of 36 hours.
2) Prepare teaching resources for each class and provide relevant materials.
3) Assess and evaluate students' work and provide a final course grade according to OISE/UT grading practices.
4) Be available for informal meetings/communications with students as necessary.
There is a possibility that part or all of a course offered during Fall, Winter or Year may require online teaching and timetable adjustments, given community health considerations related to the pandemic. Successful candidates will be contacted to determine online course delivery needs.
All applications must be received by October 23, 2020 to be considered for this position, a one-page covering letter outlining what the applicant brings to the position and an updated Curriculum Vitae. Names of referees may also be included but are not required. Applicants are asked to submit copies of course evaluations for all recent university-level courses taught, if available.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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