Summer 2019 - EDUC 476 D100
Designs for Learning: Elementary Science (4)
Class Number: 5821
Delivery Method: In Person
Focuses on teaching elementary school science. Students explore science, aspects of learning science, and their own scientific thinking; work with the prescribed curriculum; and plan science learning experiences within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods.
This course is intended to provide a comprehensive conceptual framework for making sense of the events of curriculum and instruction in elementary school science: it provides an introduction to thinking about science teaching and the practical skills to make science fun and exciting in your classroom. As such, this course will include nature walks and field trips in the Peace Region, such as Doig River Days. Field trip options will be discussed in class.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- have an overview of current science curricula in BC
- develop their pedagogical understanding of science teaching and learning
- explore the relationship between Indigenous knowledge and western science
- develop their own critical philosophy of science education
- begin to acquire a tool box of strategies for learning and assessment in the science classroom
- develop a coherent unit plan for teaching science
- Activity-based Science Lesson 20%
- Project-based Learning/Inquiry Assignment 30%
- Unit Plan 30%
- Final Reflective Paper 20%
Due to the interactive nature of this class, attendance is required. If you need to miss a class, please discuss with the instructor beforehand. You will be responsible for making up readings, reflections and other work.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
There may be entrance fees for some of the field trips we participate in.
Keeley, Page (ed), Science Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies For Linking Assessment, Instruction, And Learning 2nd Edition, Corwin Press, 2016.
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