UTCH 3002 Classroom Interactions 3/0/3
Prerequisite: UTCH 3001 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Teacher Education program
This course continues the process of preparing pre-service teaching candidates to teach mathematics and science in upper elementary and secondary settings by providing opportunities to see how theories explored in Knowing and Learning play out in instructional settings. You will design and implement instructional activities informed by your own understanding of what it means to know and learn mathematics and science, and then evaluate the outcomes of those activities on the basis of student artifacts (i.e., what students say, do, or create). An important focus of the course is on building awareness and understanding of equity issues and their effects on learning. You are provided frameworks for thinking about equity issues in the classroom and larger school settings and learn strategies for teaching students of diverse backgrounds equitably. Additionally, the course introduces ways in which curriculum and technology are used in classroom settings to build relationships among teachers and students. In essence, Classroom Interactions is centered on a close examination of the interplay between teachers, students, and content, and how such interactions enable students to develop deep conceptual understanding. You will learn how content and pedagogy combine to make effective teaching.