ESE 536: Foundations Science/Environmental Educ

Synonym:

52454 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Susan Gentile

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 1/18 - 3/7 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Fridays 3/28 - 4/4 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Fridays 4/18 - 5/9 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: Cert - Required; EAO, CB, EE, IND & RMC - Elective
Section A: Required of and restricted to ES Teacher Certification students December 4 - 14. Open to all ES after December 14.
Section B: Restricted to Integrated Learning/Env Education students.

The objectives of this course are to explore a range of historical and contemporary methodologies of science and environmental education, to consider the relationship between the social context of science and environmental studies 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 as you study trends of the past 150 years and ponder how these trends will apply to your practice as an educator.