May 25, 2024  
Whittier College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Whittier College Catalog 2021-2022 ARCHIVED CATALOG

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EDUC 255 - Perspectives on Science Education


This is an introductory course that explores past and present idea within science education including how science is portrayed as a human endeavor, the various goals/purposes of a science curriculum, and what it means to teach science to others. The course is interactive and experiential. To complement course readings and assignments students will participate in a variety of activities such comparing science textbooks from the 1960s (i.e. those published in response to the launching of Sputnik) to modern materials and investigating the diverse experiences and ideas individuals hold regarding science as a discipline and “way of knowing”.

3 credits



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