EDCI 1430 - Life Science Seminar
This course is designed for students majoring in elementary education or early childhood education and is a companion course to BIOL 1020 Life Science. The course focuses on teaching strategies, materials, and activities appropriate for the elementary school setting that are related to the materials and content encountered in BIOL 1020 Life Science. Students also develop an effective pedagogy for use in classrooms.
Instructional Method Lecture/Lab
General Education Requirement: None
Grade of C or better in ENGL 1010 English I and EDFD 2020 Foundations of Education
BIOL 1020 - Life Science
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of EDCI 1430: Life Science Seminar, the student will:
- Make connections between the content in BIOL 1020 LIfe Science and actually teaching the life science topics in the elementary school.
- Utilize materials and activities appropriate for elementary school students’ conceptual level of development that are related to materials/content encountered in BIOL 1020 Life Science.
- Demonstrate teaching strategies appropriate for elementary school students’ conceptual level of development that are related to materials/content encountered in BIOl 1020 Life Science.
- Acquire positive attitudes toward teaching children about life science and its relevance to the learner’s life.
Upon completion of EDCI 1430 Life Science Seminar, the student will:
PO#2 Construct learning experiences based on current best practices, developmental theories, and state and national standards.
PO#3 Use effective, appropriate, and varied instructional methods to communicate with diverse audiences.
PO#4 Evaluate instructional methods that connect learning with the students’ diverse experiences and needs.
PO#5 Implement self-reflection strategies to enhance professional and personal growth.
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