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Teaching Science and Math
Term : Spring 2024
Catalog Year : 2023-2024

TSM 303W - Knowing And Learning In Science And Science Teaching


Description: This course examines what it means to know and learn science. The course expands prospective teachers' understanding of current theories of learning through examining their own assumptions about learning as well as the needs of a diverse student population. This understanding is then applied to knowing and learning in science. In addition, students explore A Framework for K-12 Science Education and examine the ways in which the Framework informs and impacts science teaching and learning. Additionally, the course engages students in investigating and enacting effective instructional techniques aligned with modern learning theories and the Framework in order to be responsive to the needs of students in middle and high school science classrooms. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Spring 2024

Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement

Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Effective Writing

Prerequisite: Foundation English Requirement; and (TSM 201 with a grade of C or better)