ESE 521: ProbSolv/Inq Basd Sci Teach

2009-08-11 -

Restriction changed.

Synonym:

63936 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Susan Gentile

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/3 - 12/10 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: Cert - Required; EE - Methods Required alternate; EAO, CB, IND & RMC - Elective Restricted to ES Certification students through August 13; open to all ES students on August 14.

If I told you the answer, those of you still thinking about the problem would probably stop... In the spirit of Catherine Fosnot?s 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 teaching of and learning through problem-solving and inquiry based approaches.