sap course 1429797980

Course Code & Number:

ECE 311

Course Title:

Early Childhood Math, Science and Technology Education

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+2+0) 4 TEDU Credits, 7 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Development of math, science and technology concepts in young children. Development of problem solving, critical thinking, inquiry, observation skills. Teaching fundamental math, science and technology concepts to young children. Math, science and technology tools and materials for early childhood teaching. Design of early childhood math, science and technology learning environments. Assessment of math, science and technology learning.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. Charlesworth, R. & Lind, K. K. (2010). Math and science for young children. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning. 2. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (1999). Dialogue on early childhood science, mathematics and technology education. Washington, DC: AAAS
Extended Description: 

An integrated affective approach to math, science, and technology learning. Development of fundamental math, science, and technology concepts in young children. Basics of science: physical science, life science, earth, and space science. One-on one correspondence, number sense, and counting, logic and classifying, comparing, shapes, spatial sense, parts and wholes, ordering, seriation and patterning, measurement, interpreting data using graphs, groups, and symbols. Development of problem solving, critical thinking, inquiry, observation skills. Young children and technology. Math, science, and technology tools and materials for early childhood teaching. Design of early childhood math, science, and technology learning environments. Assessment of math, science, and technology learning.

Design Content: 

N/A

Computer Usage: 
N/A
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. explain the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of early childhood math, science and technology education
2. develop developmentally appropriate math, science and technology curriculum and instructional plans in early childhood education
3. utilize appropriate instructional strategies for teaching math, science and technology to young children
4. design appropriate math, science and technology learning experiences and environments for young children
5. use appropriate assessment tools and techniques to evaluate young children’s understanding of math, science and technology concepts and their math, science and technology skills
6. exhibit knowledge of how to use resources, materials, media, and technology to implement a early childhood math and science education program

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Scaffolding/Coaching
Demonstrating
Problem Solving
Inquiry
Collaborating
Think-Pair-Share
Microteaching
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Video Presentations
Concept Mapping
Hands-on Activities
Web Searching
Experiments
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Written Project
Self Evaluation
Peer Evaluation
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Observation
14
hrs
Hands-on Work
10
hrs
Final Exam
10
hrs
Resource Review
10
hrs
Report on a Topic
10
hrs
Case Study Analysis
10
hrs
Poster Presentation
10
hrs
Demonstration
10
hrs
Team Meetings
8
hrs

Prepared By:

Sühendan Er

Revised By:

sap_editor