• FAU Student Government Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2021
  • William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award, Florida Education Fund, 2019.
  • Distinguished Teacher of the Year, College of Education, 2010.
  • Teacher Incentive Program (TIP) Award for outstanding achievements in teaching, 2003
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Florida Atlantic University, 2002.

Dilys Schoorman's teaching includes courses in Multicultural Education, Global Education, Curriculum Theory and Critical Approaches to Research. Her teaching is grounded in the principles of critical pedagogy and her courses focus on urgent issues of social injustice and the manner in which educators, scholars and citizens can be catalysts for transformation.

Courses Taught at FAU

Critical Foundations of Educational Inquiry (EDF 7578)
Designed and taught required doctoral course on research methodology grounded in critical paradigms of educational inquiry.

Curriculum Theory (EDF 7221)
A required course in the doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction that explores the history of educational reform and diverse philosophical approaches to curriculum design and implementation.

Doctoral Seminar (EDG 7938)
An introduction to the doctoral program of study, educational research, theory and practice in curriculum and instruction.

Research Praxis in Curriculum (EDG 7932)
Designed and taught the capstone experience of the Education Specialist program in which students design, implement and report on a study of professional practice in diverse community- or school-based contexts.

Foundations of Global Education (EDF 6800)
Designed and taught this course that takes a critical perspective of the process of globalization and examines its multifaceted nature and impact on diverse nations of the world. Common global concerns such as human rights, the environment, and conflict are explored through in-depth studies of the history, culture and education of a nation and through comparative analysis of sociopolitical or educational issues.

Foundations of Multicultural Curriculum (EDF 6887)
The historical, philosophical and social foundations of curriculum as it relates to the education of diverse ethnic groups in the USA. Students articulate their theoretical/ philosophical framework for curriculum design, conduct a content analysis of curriculum, and develop multicultural curriculum.

Race, Class and Gender in Education (EDF 6637)
This course is designed to critically examine the social construction of gender, race and class, as well as other aspects of social categorization, and the impact of such constructions on the life and work of diverse groups of people. Specific to our discussions will be the manner in which social groups have been marginalized and silenced and role of education in perpetuating or eliminating such social injustices.

Seminar in Multicultural Education (EDG 5705)
This is a graduate seminar that is designed to acquaint the student with research based on the influence of race, ethnicity, gender, language, socioeconomic class, handicapping conditions and other factors that impact educational achievement in US public schools.

Introduction to Diversity for Educators (EDF 2085)
A required undergraduate lower division course designed as an introduction to the field of multicultural curriculum. The focus of the course is on the critical examination and the creation of curricula in diverse content areas. Course includes a field experience component.

Education in a Multicultural Society (EDF 3610)
A required undergraduate upper division course that surveys concepts, principles and issues integral to the field of multicultural and global education. Discussions include diverse cultural, theoretical, and political perspectives intended to facilitate a critical conceptual grounding in the socio-cultural implications of and for education

Course Design

Community Engagement for Global Consciousness (EDF 4802)
Capstone course in Diversity and Global Studies Minor; Co-developed with Dr. Rachayita Shah (lead author); Approved by the University, Fall 2018

Equity Issues in Multicultural Education (EDF 3203)
Focus on equity pedagogy in Elementary Education. Co-developed with multicultural program area faculty. Approved by the University, Spring 2017

The Educated Citizen in a Global Context (EDF 2854)
Developed for inclusion in the core curriculum as part of the Undergraduate Intellectual Foundations Program, Global Citizenship strand. Designed in collaboration with Dr. Rose Gatens and Dr. Jim McLaughlin.

Teaching Diverse Students in Early Childhood Education (EDG 5931)
Designed in collaboration with Dr. Nancy Brown. Taught in Summer 2009.

Dilys Schoorman

Dr. Dilys Schoorman

Professor, Curriculum, Culture and Educational Inquiry
Department of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry

Office Location: ED 47 - 467
Campus: Boca