EC-304 : Science for the Developing Child

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Early Childhood Education
Subject:
Early Childhood Education
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course provides the theoretical principles and methodologies in the teaching of science for prospective teachers of children ages 3 to 9 years old-and about how the scientific mind of the child works. The course of study is designed to promote science teaching competence, review exemplary curriculum materials, and design the creation of standards-based, active learning environments that foster curiosity, confidence, and persistence, and encourage the successful acquisition of knowledge and skills of scientific ideas necessary to understand and explain phenomena of the natural world. Participants will strive to gather examples of current teaching strategies through a progression of field observations. 3 credits PREREQUISITES: EC 200, EC 201.