2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDUC 481 - Science Methods


Credits: 3
Based in recommendations of the Next Generation Science Standards and Missouri’s science performance standards, this course uses experiential methods, readings, and class discussions to introduce students to best practices for teaching science to children. The focus is on children’s thinking, and teaching for understanding using models and strategies essential to quality science learning. Students master the 5Es instructional model, practice questioning strategies, conduct in-depth student-work analyses, and explore powerful resources for science teaching and learning including Problem/Project Based Learning, Project Lead the Way, and MySci. Specific attention is given to differentiation of instruction and strategies for meeting the needs of English language learners.
 
Prerequisite: EDUC-200, EDUC-201
Corequisite: EDUC-440