ESE 521: ProbSolv/Inq Basd Sci Teach

Synonym:

56808 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

James Karlan

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Fall 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/4 - 12/18 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Section A: Competency Areas: Cert – Required; EE – Methods Required alternate; EAO, CB, IND & RMC – Elective
Section A: Restricted to Summer 08 and Fall 08 entering ES Certification students.
Section B: Competency Area: Elective
Section B: Restricted to Education Department Science Education student through July 31; open to ES students on August 1.

If I told you the answer, those of you still thinking about the problem would probably stop… In the spirit of Catherine Fosnot146s remark, we will explore teaching science in middle and high schools from a problem-solving and inquiry-based mindset.

We will solve problems about problems and inquire into the nature of inquiry. We will experience problem solving and inquiry from the perspectives of learners and teachers. Therefore, whether you are trying to figure out how to lift a classmate with one arm, the engineering of a pneumatic pump, or how to sustain multiple generations of life in a sealed container, we will reflect about the