GNSC 0560 - Methods of Science Education Pre K-6

Credits: 2

This course prepares students to teach PreK-6 science. An activity-based format will be used to create a learning environment that fosters inquiry learning and teaching. Emphasis is placed on the role and use of hands-on materials, resources, and technology that encourages the development of fundamental concepts outlined in the state science frameworks. Topics may included: inquiry, engineering design, learning theories, the learning cycle, current state and national standards for science education, lesson plan development, and techniques for assessment.

Prerequisites: EDUC 0319/0519 or 0354/0554, and science courses required for early childhood, elementary, and special education licensure, or permission of the instructor.
Three contact hours per week, including substantial laboratory/activity time.

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