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EDUC 2109 Teaching About the Natural World (Fall/Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course is designed to increase confidence, enthusiasm and knowledge for teaching elementary science. Science can be an essential part of an elementary classroom not only to achieve key science learning goals, but also as a means to engage and motivate students as well as support literacy and mathematics learning. An overarching focus of the course is on the idea that science is a "practice" that includes specific ways of reasoning, communicating and acting. The course is also designed in partnership with the afterschool program at Gardner Pilot Academy in BPS. For eight weeks during the course, undergraduates will work with elementary students to teach them science and to reflect on how to design more effective science lessons.

Instructor(s): G. Michael Barnett

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 04-Oct-18