EDST 0315

Elem Mathematics and Science

Answers Are Not the Solution: Teaching Mathematics and Science in the Elementary School
What does it mean to know something? In this course we will approach mathematics and science learning as the construction of ideas rather than the memorization of facts, rules and procedures. We will investigate the mathematical and scientific reasoning of young people and how to construct learning experiences to support students’ conceptual development and ability to communicate in mathematical and scientific ways. We will also explore how a social justice stance enables math and science to be a source of empowerment for students. Many class sessions occur on site at a local elementary school (transportation provided). This partnership allows students to ground their thinking about the role of schools in a democratic society within the workings of a local school and provides consistent practice and supportive feedback on authentic components of teaching. In addition to class sessions, students will complete field experiences in a K-6 classroom in the Middlebury area. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
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Sections in Spring 2017

Spring 2017

EDST0315A-S17 Lecture (Weston)