sap course 1429626974

Course Code & Number:

EGE 311

Course Title:

Sciences in Primary Education

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(2+2+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 4 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Teaching the core concepts in primary education science curriculum based on research and critical thinking and student-centered applications. Characteristics of science, technology, scientific knowledge, and scientific method. Science and technology literacy. Science-technology- society-environment relationships. Development of attitudes towards science. Relationship between science and other courses in the curriculum. Developing scientific process skills and their applications.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Grading: 

Final Exam - 30% 
Lab Reports - 30% 
Science Literacy Project 1 - 15% 
Science Literacy Project 2 - 15% 
Science Literacy Project 3 - 10%

Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. Fritzer, P. J., & Bristor, V. (2004). Science content for elementary and middle school teachers. Boston, Mass.: Allyn and Bacon. 2. Dobey, D. C., Beichner, R. J., & Jabot, M. L. (2004). Essentials of elementary science (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon
Extended Description: 

Core concepts required in primary education science curriculum including physics, chemistry and biology topics. Experiencing the science content through critical thinking and student-centered applications. Scaffolding the characteristics of science, technology, scientific knowledge, and scientific method. Practicing science and technology literacy as well as science-technology-society-environment relationships through inquiry based implementations. Development of attitudes towards science. Constructing the relationship between science and other courses such as math and literacy in the curriculum. Through out the inquiry based practices developing scientific process skills and their applications

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Identify the core concepts in biology, chemistry and physic areas that covered in primary school curriculum
2. Distinguish her/his knowledge of science as a human activity
3. Demonstrate the skills related to the process of science
4. Initiate an argument based on science related topics. 
5. Propose way of investigating science related questions and problems
6. Argue the fundamental relationship between science, technology and society
7. Value a willingness to work as a group in science related topics.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Scaffolding/Coaching
Demonstrating
Problem Solving
Inquiry
Collaborating
Think-Pair-Share
Predict-Observe-Explain
Oral Presentation
Concept Mapping
Brainstorming
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Labrotary Work
Written Project

Student Workload:

Observation
20
hrs
Lab Application
30
hrs
Hands-on Work
10
hrs
Quizzes /Homeworks
10
hrs
Resource Review
5
hrs
Report on a Topic
5
hrs
Oral Presentation
5
hrs
Team Meetings
5
hrs

Prepared By:

Tülin Haşlaman

Revised By:

sap_editor