Instructional approaches and teaching techniques that effectively prepare students in Grades 5 to 12 to meet New York State Standards in science. Topics include but are not limited to facilitating students' learning of science, planning of lessons and units (especially those emphasizing inquiry and conceptual change), uses of instructional technology, methods of student assessment (cognitive, affective, and laboratory), development of teaching materials and activities, classroom management and laboratory safety, and provision of differentiated instruction for a diverse student population, including those with special needs. Introduction to state and national professional organizations as resources for continuing professional development in science education.
The course explores research designs such as: case study, ethnography, narrative, phenomenology, and grounded theory. Students will design research study, write a research proposal, and submit an IRB proposal. Qual Rsch Desgn is a required pre-requisite for Adv Qual Research Field Methods. Incoming students must have a foundation in qualitative research techniques gained through introductory coursework. LAI 669 required pre-requisite.