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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SCED 354 - Science, Society and the Teaching Community

Teacher candidates will learn the nature and context of science, compare science with other ways of knowing, describe the relationship between science and the community, gain skills in integrating community resources with the classroom.

Prerequisite: current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance, and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the values, beliefs and assumptions inherent to the creation of scientific knowledge within the scientific community.
  • Contrast science to other ways of knowing.
  • Explain the nature of scientific inquiry including limitations of science, dealing with inconsistencies, evaluating methods of investigation, and evolution of scientific ideas.
  • Apply science concepts and methods to the daily lives of school children and to the larger framework of human understanding.
  • Appropriately use community resources in a secondary school classroom.
  • Use science-related civic engagement as a curricular tool and as a means to serve their community.

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