Summer 2020 - EDUC 416 F200

Designs for Learning: Secondary Science (4)

Class Number: 5653

Delivery Method: Distance Education

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Focuses on teaching secondary school science. Students explore the sciences and aspects of learning science; examine their own scientific thinking; work with the prescribed curriculum; and plan science learning experiences within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods.

COURSE DETAILS:

Note: For Summer 2020, EDUC 476 (Designs for Learning: Elementary Science) is a combined section class with EDUC 416 (Designs for Learning: Secondary Science). Please be aware that the textbook required for each course is different.  Teaching will be conducted online.  Lectures, as well as most assignments, will be both real-time and recorded.


« L’esprit scientifique n’est pas tant de fournir les bonnes réponses que de poser les bonnes questions ».
Claude Lévi-Strauss
C’est par le biais d’observation, de recherche, d’expérimentation et d’une bonne dose de pensée critique et d’imagination que l’exploration des questions les plus diverses permet la création scientifique. L’histoire de la science témoigne d’une aventure humaine remplie de rebondissements, de remise en question de notions reçues et met en évidence la relation étroite entre la science, la société et l’éthique. Alors pourquoi l’école a-t-elle parfois tendance à véhiculer une image de rigueur et de méthode ?

Ce cours présente une approche intégrée, suivant les nouveaux programmes d’étude de la science mis en vigueur dans les écoles publiques élémentaires et secondaires de la Colombie-Britannique. Une attention particulière sera portée à l’exploration des appréhensions souvent véhiculées envers la science en positionnant celle-ci comme une entreprise humaine présentant des avantages mais aussi des limites.

Le cours permettra à l’enseignant de se créer une banque de ressources éducatives, de cultiver un esprit analytique, d’élaborer des explications structurées, d’évaluer des arguments et de mettre en oeuvre des situations d’apprentissages. Le développement des compétences professionnelles relatives à l'enseignement des sciences au primaire et au secondaire est au coeur de la démarche proposée.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The goals for this course are to:

  1. have an overview of current science curricula in BC
  2. develop their pedagogical understanding of science teaching and learning
  3. explore the relationship between Indigenous knowledge and western science
  4. develop their own critical philosophy of science education
  5. begin to acquire a toolbox of resources, strategies for learning and assessing in the science classroom
  6. develop a coherent unit plan for teaching science

Grading

  • Projet multimédia 20%
  • Fiches de lecture hebdomadaires 25%
  • Plan de leçon 25%
  • Plan d’unité 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Thouin, Marcel (2015) Tester et enrichir sa culture scientifique et technologique, Éd. Multi-Mondes, Québec, 500p.

Chaque étudiant(e) achète une copie individuelle, format PDF, 29.99$ à l’adresse suivante : http://multim.com/titre/?ID=410
ISBN: 9782895444954

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.