UTCH 3001 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science Education 3/0/3
Prerequisite: UTCH 2001 and UTCH 2002
The goal of this course is to develop a powerful tool kit of approaches to knowing and learning in mathematics and science. This course focuses on issues of what it means to learn and know science and mathematics. What are the standards for knowing we will use? How are knowing and learning structured, and how does what we know change and develop? For the science and mathematics educator, what are the tensions between general, cross-disciplinary characterizations of knowing (e.g., intelligence) and the specifics of coming to understand powerful ideas in mathematics and science? What are the links between knowing and developing in learning theory, and the content and evolution of scientific ideas? What are the connections between kinds of assessments and theories of knowing? How are various uses of technology associated with specific approaches to learning?