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  The Graduate School of Education 2012-2014 Courses Graduate GSE Courses (15) Science Education (256)  

Science Education (256)

Graduate Courses (Science Education 256)

15:256:550 Biology and Society (3)

Acquaints prospective and in-service biology teachers with the epistemology of biological sciences and their interaction with human culture from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Students learn a conceptual framework for appreciating the nature, practice, and culture of the biological sciences.

Prerequisite: Nonmatriculated students, permission of instructor.
15:256:551 Development of Ideas in Physical Science (3) Acquaints prospective and in-service physics and chemistry teachers with the epistemology of physical science. Epistemology is the study of construction of knowledge. Being familiar with the epistemology of the discipline is crucial for teaching it. Focus is on how scientists learned the laws of physics and chemistry that we teach our students and why we believe in these laws now. Prerequisite: Nonmatriculated students, permission of instructor.
15:256:552 Teaching Physical Science (3) Helps pre- and in-service high school physical science teachers acquire pedagogical content knowledge and skills that are necessary to teach physics and chemistry (with a primary focus on physics). Includes the analysis of high school physics curriculum, detailed development of teaching strategies for most of the topics with adjustment for different students, lesson planning, and design of formative and summative assessment tools. Prerequisites: 15:256:551; nonmatriculated students, permission of instructor.
15:256:553 Teaching Life Science (3) Helps pre- and in-service life science teachers acquire pedagogical content knowledge and skills that are necessary to teach high school biology. Includes the analysis of high school biology curriculum, detailed development of teaching strategies for most of the topics with adjustment for different students, lesson planning, and design of formative and summative assessment tools. Prerequisite: Nonmatriculated students, permission of instructor.
15:256:554 Science in the Elementary School (3) Impact on the elementary school of new developments in science and new refinements in the teaching of science; emphasis on content, method, material, and general curricular implications.
15:256:555 Research Internship in Science Education (3) As participant observers of summer programs for high school students offered by various university departments of science, interns attend seminar and laboratory phases of these programs, which address current issues in science with broad social implications. In addition to studying how research is conducted in various fields of science, interns learn how such knowledge may be integrated into precollege science programs. Prerequisite: Admission to the science teacher education certification program.
15:256:556 Understanding Evolution: A Classroom Perspective (3) Helps pre- and in-service life science teachers see evolution from the perspective of the classroom. Presents an overview of evolution from a variety of perspectives encompassing molecular processes as well as those that occur in populations, both in time and space. Particular emphasis given to the central role of the species as the unit of evolutionary change. Within the context of species, adaptation, natural selection, speciation, classification, and phylogeny explored, and also the contemporary issue of meeting creationism head-on. Prerequisite: Nonmatriculated students, permission of instructor.
15:256:557 Multiple Representations in Physical Science (3) Acquaints prospective and in-service high school physics/chemistry teachers with the multiple representations method used in constructing concepts and teaching the concepts in physical science. Multiple representations are a powerful tool that aids the brain during concept acquisition and problem solving. Multiple representations enhance metacognition and epistemic cognition. Being familiar with the multiple representations used in a discipline is crucial for mastering and teaching it. Focus is on such representations as pictorial representations, motion and force diagrams, graphs, energy bar charts, and applications of these representations to problem solving. Prerequisite: Nonmatriculated students, permission of instructor.
15:256:558 Topics in Science Education (3) Examination of selected current problems and issues affecting science programs and teaching. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
15:256:560 Using Results of Physics Education Research in Your Classroom (3) The course is intended for practicing teachers of physics or physical science who want to learn more about current physics education research and its implications for instruction and improve their knowledge of physics content for teaching and the Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Another goal of the course is to maintain a professional learning community of the graduates of the Rutgers physics Teacher Preparation Program. The course spans two semesters with a total of 3 credits. Prerequisite: High school or middle school physics teacher.
15:256:570 Special Problems: CASE Learning Program for Agriculture Education (3) Special topics graduate course focusing on CASE Curriculum in Agricultural Science Education, part of the K-12 agriculture science curriculum initiative funded by 11 states nationally. New Jersey is a host state. A two-week course will be offered. Please see syllabus.
15:256:591 Topics in Science Education (3)
15:256:592 Topics in Science Education (3)
15:256:650,651 Seminar in Science Education Research I,II (3,3) Examination of potential research topics and appropriate methodologies for research leading to the dissertation; focus on problem areas of science education. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
15:256:654 Science Education Practicum (3) Laboratory or fieldwork. Work on projects, often in science classrooms with individuals and/or small groups. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
15:256:655 Independent Study in Science Education (BA) Each student identifies and studies a substantive problem or issue in science education. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
 
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