ESE 536: Foundations Science/Environmental Educ

Synonym:

76273 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Susan Gentile

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Summer 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Saturdays 6/4 - 6/25 (8:30AM-4:29PM)
Sun 6/12 (8:30AM-4:29PM)

Description:

Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: Cert - Required; CB, EAO, EE, IND & RMC - Elective
Competency Areas Fall 2010 and Spring 2011: Cert - Required; ASJS, CB, EE, SD, and SDCC - Methods or elective
Restricted to ES Teacher Certification students from April 12 - 26. Open to all ES students on April 27.

The goals of this course are to explore a range of historical and contemporary methodologies of science and environmental education, to consider the relationships between the social contexts of science, environmental studies, and educating for sustainability and how they are taught in the classroom, and to examine science as an evolving knowledge system. With emphasis on philosophy and theory as well as practice, we will consider questions regarding the nature of science and environmental education and how we distinguish between them. You will reflect on your own personal experiences as a learner and a teacher as you study trends of the past 150 years and ponder how these trends will apply to your practice as an educator.