SEED 7324X Physical and Life Science Instruction and Learning II, Middle Childhood & Adolescence
45 hours plus conference; 3 credits
Advanced content and methods course and differentiated instruction in physical and life sciences. Provides new and practicing teachers the opportunity to examine, discuss, create and revise the knowledge they need to become successful science teachers. Its central goals are to examine common themes in physical and life sciences and design curricula that enhance students; literacy, science investigative skills and critical thinking using principles of constructivism to guide the design and implementation process, and teaching practices. Topics in physical and life science curriculum and standards, methods of inquiry, the scientific method, science laboratory safety and skills, use of technology and web resources, science literacy, forms of assessment, science in the community, and teaching and learning science in multicultural and diverse classrooms. Development of science reading and writing skills, graphic organizers, literacy for students with special needs. Field experience (25 hours) required. Not open to all students who have taken EDUC 7324X
Prerequisite: SEED 7314X [711.04X].