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CBSE 6203X Models of Teaching Science in the Elementary Classroom

30 hours lecture, 30 hours laboratory, including field experience; 3 credits

Exploration of effective teaching practices in science; analysis of the connections among curriculum, instruction, and assessment of elementary and early childhood science. Science as a way of knowing the world and a tool for problem solving. Examination and evaluation of cognitive and affective foundations of materials from national curriculum projects; methods and materials for teaching key concepts, skills, and thinking processes in science, grades PreK-6. Integration of science with other subject areas; adaptation of instruction and assessment to meet special needs of students. Issues of gender bias in science teaching. Supervised field experience.

Prerequisite: a 3-credit science course.


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