Course code PPFD300

PPFD300 Science and Mathematics Education

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2017 - 2018 .

Course responsible: Birgitte Bjønness
Teachers: Edvin Østergaard, Gerd Eli Johansen, Edvin Østergaard, Solveig Strangstadstuen, Bente Klevenberg, Astrid Tonette Sinnes, Margrethe Naalsund, Nina Elisabeth Arnesen
ECTS credits: 30
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel, January block, Spring parallel, June block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2006-2007
Preferential right:
Only students taking PPU.
Course contents:
Planning, implementing and assessing science and mathematics teaching and learning based on the curriculum, principles for-, and theories of, teaching and learning. Nature of science and mathematics. Phenomena based teaching. Inquiry-based learning. Cooperative learning. Informal and formal assessments. Science education for vocational students.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge

The candidate

- has highly specialized knowledge in science and mathematics education for level 8-13.

- has broad understanding of the school's mandate, the values in the education and the curriculum.

- has highly specialized knowledge in current legal issues and the ability to refresh their knowledge about these issues in the teacher profession.

- has broad knowledge about learning strategies, arenas for learning and working methods characteristic for science and mathematics education.

Skills

The candidate

- can plan, implement and assess teaching applying the curriculum, research- and experience-based knowledge.

- can facilitate interdisciplinary learning processes in complex issues.

- can facilitate teaching processes which lead to good subject understanding and social learning processes.

- can identify and work systematically with basic competencies.

- can use varied working methods, differentiate and adopt learning processes and create a motivating and including learning environment.

- can describe levels of competency, asses and document students' learning, give feedback which promote learning and support the students' own ability to reflect on learning. 

- can critically discuss the role of the subject in society and facilitate the use of socioscientific issues in the classroom.

Competency

The candidate

- can independently further develop own competency and support the development of both colleagues and the school organization as a whole.

- can critically reflect on subject issues, as well as political and value-based questions, especially related to education for sustainable development.

- can communicate issues in science and mathematical education on an advanced level.

- can build relations to students, colleagues and parents, and cooperate with other persons relevant for the school organization.

Learning activities:
The course is based on practice and student collaboration combined with reflections on practice and theory. In addition, the course is web-based.
Teaching support:
The students will be supervised during the compulsory activities. Student groups for guidance are established.
Syllabus:
An overview of course literature is distributed upon course start.
Prerequisites:
The course is for teacher students who have competencies in programe subjects in science (life sciences, biology, physics, geology chemistry and/or IT) and mathematics.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Two written or oral assignments in science and mathematics education. A written report from an interview with a student. Saftety course.

Detailed information on the organisation of the mandatory activities appears in learning managment system.

All required activities must be approved in order to take the exam.

Assessment:
Oral examination
Nominal workload:
Rated workload is 30 hours per credit. The work consists of gatherings, practical training and work with compulsory activities outside the gatherings.
Entrance requirements:
Only for students attending Practical-Pedagogical Education (PPU), full-time and part-time students.
Type of course:
The course consists of 6 gatherings of 4 or 5 days over two semesters.
Examiner:
An external examiner approves the examination scheme and assesses the oral examination.
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / Ikke bestått