Jun 12, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog
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   EDU 358 - Science in Local and Global Contexts

3.0 Credits
Prerequisites: Requires Stage Two eligibility in the Teacher Education Program.
This course will challenge students to envision science teaching in ways more reflective of the dynamic nature of science in the real world, unconstrained by traditional disciplinary boundaries. This course allows students to dream big. Teacher candidates will explore the integrated nature of science through local, global, and interdisciplinary contexts. Students will work in collaborative teams to create place-based, issue-driven, inquiry-guided, experiential curricular units that integrate standards from across science as well as other disciplines. Students will immerse themselves in contemporary scientific issues and examine them through critical analysis of empirical research. Students will analyze the role of bias and multiple perspectives like cultural, historical, and philosophical in understanding current events and issues in science. Teacher candidates will use primary and secondary source materials, laboratory and natural settings, and local science education partners to better understand the practice and experience of science in the real world. Candidates will explore the role of equity and social justice in secondary science classrooms, curriculum, and communities.
LEC 45 Contact hrs



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