EDSP 608 Science as a Way of Knowing/Inquiry-Based Science Instruction

This course takes a historical look at science as a discipline, examines major changes and concepts and focuses on physical/earth systems science domains. Integration of STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math/Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) instructional design, and the philosophy of inquiry-based science instruction demonstrated with numerous classroom activities will be included. Technological tools are employed for the purpose of scientific inquiry as a supplement to the content. Opportunities for educators to incorporate content into hands-on activities and methodologies to enhance conceptual understanding and assimilation are part of the course work. State and national standards at the P-12 level across curricular areas will be addressed.