Course: LRS 200F. Liberal Studies Seminar: Science Learning (1)
Recommended Corequisite: BIOL 102L. This course provides prospective elementary teachers with classroom and field experiences that examine and reflect on science learning and cognition. It is designed to provide aspiring teachers with the knowledge background on the source and nature of students’ alternative conceptions, strategies for assessing children’s existing beliefs, skills in analyzing empirical data and the ability to reflect on the implications of children’s conceptions for teaching science. A 15-hour field experience is required.