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    Vassar College
   
 
  Jan 17, 2018
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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EDUC 361 - Seminar: Mathematics and Science in the Elementary Curriculum

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
The purpose of this course is to develop the student’s competency to teach mathematics and science to elementary school children. Lectures and hands-on activity sessions are used to explore mathematics and science content, methodology, and resource materials, with an emphasis on conceptual understanding as it relates to the curricular concepts explored. Special emphasis is placed on diagnostic and remedial skills drawn from a broad theoretical base. Students plan, implement, and evaluate original learning activities through field assignments in the local schools. In conjunction with their instruction of instructional methods in science, students also teach lessons for the Exploring Science at Vassar Farm program. The department.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods; weekly laboratory work at the Vassar Farm.



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