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B.ED. SCIENCE EDUCATION

Programme Overview

The Science option is designed to meet the needs of the teacher and other qualified individuals who want to pursue a first degree in Education with strong subject content. In developing countries such as those in the Caribbean, there is an urgent need for citizens to appreciate how much the principles of science can be applied in many aspects of their daily activities. Science teachers play an essential role in achieving this objective. However, in many schools, students complain that science is difficult and uninteresting and too often students are unable to apply the principles of science in relevant areas of their everyday lives.

Objectives

The B.Ed.  Science programme offers opportunities for students to deepen their subject content knowledge and knowledge of the nature, scope and applications of science. In addition, it provides opportunities for participants to develop competencies in a wide array of learner-centered instructional strategies and techniques; assessment for learning and assessment of learning; integrating technology in instruction and planning lessons to satisfy the requirements of local and regional science curricula.

Students focus on the Foundations of Education and Educational Theory and Professional Specialization Courses in the School of Education and pursue content courses in Life.

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COURSE SELECTION GUIDLINE FOR 2020/2021

 

 

PROGRAMME CONTENT

NUMBER OF CREDITS

COMPULSORY COURSES

YEAR

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

University

Foundation Courses

9

FOUN1016 must be done in Semester 1

1

FOUN1016- Critical Reading and

Writing in Humanities and Education 

Choose a University Foundation Course (FOUN1101, FOUN1301

 or FOUN1201)

2

  

 

3

 

 

Choose a University Foundation Course (FOUN1101, FOUN1301

or FOUN1201)

Foundations of Education and Educational Theory (Core Education Courses)

9

EDPS1003, EDME2006 and EDRS2007

1

EDPS1003- Psychological Issues in the Classroom

 

2

EDME2006- Classroom Testing and Evaluation

EDRS2007- Research Design in Education 

3

 

 

Professional

Specialization

(Methodology)

21

 

1

 

  EDSC2407- Teaching

Methodologies in Science

2

EDTK3004-  Educational Technology* (Life science majors only)

 

EDSC3410-The Sociology of Science Teaching and Learning

EDSC3403- Assessment in

Science Teaching

 

EDSC3417- An Introduction to Secondary Schools Science Practicals

3

 

 

 

EDSC3411– Science Teaching and the History of Science

 

EDTK3004-  Educational Technology* (Chemistry/Physics majors only)

Professional

Specialization

(Practicum)

21

EDTL1020, EDTL1021, EDTL2021, EDTL3018 and EDRS3020

 

1

EDTL1020- Introduction to

Teaching and Learning

EDTL1021- Planning for Teaching

2

 

EDTL2021- Initial School-Based

Experience: The Practicum

3

EDTL3018-  Culminating School Based Experience: Clinical Practice

 

EDRS3020-  Researching Teaching: The Study

 

Out of School Courses

30

 

1

Choose three level 1 courses from Life Sciences, Physics  or

Chemistry

Choose three level 1 courses from Life Sciences, Physics  or

Chemistry

2

Choose two  level 2 or 3 courses from  Life Sciences, Physics  or

Chemistry

 

3

 

Choose two  level 2 or 3  courses from  Life Sciences, Physics  or

Chemistry

Total Credits

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme Coordinator: Dr. Sharon Bramwell - Lalor

 

Undergraduate Unit Contact Information

The School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Education
UWI, Mona, Kingston 7
Telephone: (876) -935-8506-9 | Ext. 2506-9

 

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