Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Department: Curriculum Studies
In this course, teacher candidates will be introduced to approaches and experiences for observing and scaffolding Prekindergarten through Grade 3 children’s understanding in Science within family, community, and school contexts. Teacher candidates will develop understanding of science and science related topics, learn and experience how children develop scientific knowledge, skills, and attitudes in indoor and outdoor environments, use intelligent materials to explore scientific concepts, and gain a working knowledge of questioning strategies to support young children’s emerging scientific working theories. There will be a focus on planning for inquiry with a holistic lens and the integration of science concepts with concepts from other areas of study. Attention will be given to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives and ways of knowing, and culturally responsive practices that integrate the out of school experiences of linguistically and culturally diverse children and families into classroom learning.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): Students pursuing the B.Ed. Direct Entry Program must complete EFDT 101.3; ECUR 163.3 or ECUR 164.3 or ECUR 165.3; EFDT 265.3 or ECUR 265.3; EPSE 202.3.
Note: Students with credit for ECUR 322 will not receive credit for this course.
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