NYU Steinhardt

Science Curriculum and Teaching Methods

  • Course Number: SCIED-GE 2420
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 0/3 (alt)
  • Description: This year-long course integrates a study of secondary science curriculum & science teaching methods. Important aspects of curriculum theory & design for secondary science are introduced through four case studies of theories driving curriculum development (e.g. Man: A Course of Study), assessment & curriculum (e.g. School of One), culturally responsive curriculum (e.g. the small schools movement), international assessment & accountability (e.g. Trends in Math and Science Study (TIMSS) & Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)). These case studies will also provide the context for examination of science methods such as lesson planning, classroom management & multimedia/technology integration.
  • Old Course Number: E14.2420