NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Apr 07, 2020  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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EDCI 1440 - Physical Science in the Elementary School

This course is designed for students majoring in elementary education or early childhood education and is a companion course to CHEM 1090 Fundamentals of the Physical Universe.  Students effectively use problem- solving techniques to solve a variety of physical situations. Students recognize a variety of uses of physics/chemistry/astronomy in everyday life, and develop an effective pedagogy for use in classrooms.

Credits: 1

Instructional Method Lecture/Lab

Grade of C or better in ENGL 1010 English I and EDFD 2020 Foundations of Education

CHEM 1090 Fundamentals of the Physical Universe

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of EDCI 1440: Physical Science in the Elementary School Seminar, the student will:

  1. develop a notebook of ideas for hands-on classroom activities and lists of appropriate children’s books, source books, and materials
  2. create a starter collection of rocks and minerals for their classroom
  3. demonstrate an understanding of active, hands-on science teaching by presenting example activities, plus appropriate fillers and puzzlements
  4. demonstrate satisfactory scores on tests and assignments

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of EDCI 1440 Physical Science in the Elementary School Seminar, students will:

Elementary Education

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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