Session Type

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Room

PAB 150

Start Date

9-7-2013 2:15 PM

Keywords

teaching & learning, education course, public outreach, careers options

Primary Threads

Teaching and Learning Science

Abstract

This past year saw the first offering of an upper-year course titled “Principles and Practices in Science Education”, resulting from an ad-hoc committee representing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) departments within the university. Aimed at STEM students, this course provides a broad introduction to science education and public outreach, both in and outside of the traditional classroom. Counting as a credit towards the social sciences breadth requirement for STEM program students, participants are exposed to various aspects of educational theory, science curriculum, pedagogy, pitfalls, and practical considerations whether teaching in a classroom, preparing displays and activities, or promoting science through the media. This presentation will discuss how the course came into existence, outline the curriculum, and describe the highs and lows of its first iteration. If you have ever considered running such a course at your institution, you will want to come to this presentation; if you have run such a course at your institution, you are wanted at this presentation! Come and be a part of this educational experiment in science education.

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Jul 9th, 2:15 PM

Educating Science Students About Education

PAB 150

This past year saw the first offering of an upper-year course titled “Principles and Practices in Science Education”, resulting from an ad-hoc committee representing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) departments within the university. Aimed at STEM students, this course provides a broad introduction to science education and public outreach, both in and outside of the traditional classroom. Counting as a credit towards the social sciences breadth requirement for STEM program students, participants are exposed to various aspects of educational theory, science curriculum, pedagogy, pitfalls, and practical considerations whether teaching in a classroom, preparing displays and activities, or promoting science through the media. This presentation will discuss how the course came into existence, outline the curriculum, and describe the highs and lows of its first iteration. If you have ever considered running such a course at your institution, you will want to come to this presentation; if you have run such a course at your institution, you are wanted at this presentation! Come and be a part of this educational experiment in science education.